Launched in 2014, Uber Eats is a delivery service provided by taxi alternative Uber. Uber Eats is a standalone app which connects customers to restaurants from the comfort of their own home.
How it Works
Uber Eats has its own app for both iOS and Android users. Once registered, app users can log in to their account and search participating restaurants nearby. Menus are listed and a user can select the item(s) they want. Uber Eats then sends the order to the restaurant and connects with a participating Uber driver to pick up and deliver the food when it is ready. Customers are automatically billed with the credit or debit card associated with their account, so no money needs to change hands upon delivery.
Driving for Uber Eats
Becoming a driver and earning income from delivering food on behalf of Uber Eats is a fairly straightforward process.
It starts by registering your interest in driving on Uber’s site. Prospective drivers must meet a list of criteria:
- Uber Eats must, of course, be available in your area
- Be at least 19 years of age, with a valid driver license
- Have at least 1 year of driving experience
- Your car should meet Uber’s vehicle requirements
- Be capable of lifting at least 13.6kg
Uber will perform a background check (including DUI’s and license suspensions) as a part of their validation process, and this process does not generally take long. Once accepted, a driver will receive login credentials for the app, and can begin driving.
Benefits and Payments
Uber Eats in Kenya has chosen DPO as their eCommerce payment solution, enabling Kenyans to pay for their food orders with a variety of pay methods: credit/debit cards, prepaid cards, eWallets, M-Pesa and other mobile carriers, or PayPal.
Uber Eats is a great way to make a primary or secondary income on a schedule that suits you best. Drivers can set up direct deposits and Uber makes weekly payments – all without the need to take checks to the bank.