Find An On-Demand Delivery Job With Uber Rush
UPDATE: Uber closed down their RUSH service on June 30, 2018.
Uber Rush is an offshoot of ridesharing giant Uber. This new on-demand delivery service connects shared economy couriers with businesses and individuals who need to schedule on-demand pick-ups and deliveries.
Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp founded Uber in 2009. Based in San Francisco, California, Uber is a multi-billion dollar shared economy company. In 2014, Uber launched Uber Rush – an on-demand delivery service that will operate in major metropolitan markets like San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.
Uber Rush is an incredibly convenient service that connects people with local goods, food, and things. Individuals can have practically anything they want delivered to their door. Businesses can offer unlimited delivery options without any overhead and ultimately boost their bottom line by increasing sales. Couriers get a flexible job that pays well. Uber Rush takes a cut from every transaction. Everyone’s going to like this.
Let’s take a look at how Uber Rush works:
When an individual wants something delivered, they open up their Uber app and select the Rush function. They enter the pickup location, the destination, the item description, and other pertinent information. An Uber Rush driver then accepts the job – if they want to. The delivery is tracked in real-time via the app. All additional communication is done via the Uber App, which is available on iOS and Android devices.
Alternatively, businesses can integrate Uber Rush into their systems. When a customer calls and requests a delivery, it will be processed and paid for immediately. Then an Uber Rush driver will be pinged to pick-up and complete the delivery. Everything can be tracked online to ensure the delivery is completed in a timely manner.
The only catch is that Uber Rush drivers cannot purchase items. They can only pick-up and deliver pre-paid goods from Point A to Point B. A courier could pick up and deliver a briefcase you left at Starbucks across town, deliver documents to another firm, return your keys that are at your friend’s house, or they can deliver food purchased from a restaurant. They just can’t pay for items on the spot.
To become an Uber Rush courier, apply online to be a bike courier or a car courier. Couriers must go through a background check and interview to ensure they are safe, trained, and reliable. You need to know your way around town and own a smartphone too. There are some basic requirements for aspiring Uber Rush couriers. If you use a car, you must be 19 years old, be able to lift 50 pounds, have a valid drivers license, auto insurance, vehicle registration, and one year of driving experience. On a bike, you must be 19 years old and be able to lift 30 pounds.
As an Uber Rush driver you can choose when you want to work. Work as a courier in the evenings, before work, on the weekend, or whenever you have some free time. Monitor the app and when an opportunity fits your schedule, you can use your personal vehicle or bicycle to complete the pick-up and delivery. Once completed, you’ll get paid.
Rates for on-demand delivery vary depending on location and distance. Typically delivery will cost customers between $5 and $7 for the first mile and an additional fee of $2 to $4 per extra mile. Uber Rush couriers will receive 75% to 80% of the total delivery fee. There is the potential to make $20 to $30 per hour with Uber Rush.
Are you ready to sign up to be an on-demand delivery courier with Uber Rush? Take advantage of this awesome opportunity today. Grab your bike or car, your smartphone, and earn money making deliveries right away.
Quick Facts About Uber Rush
Status: Uber closed down RUSH on June 30, 2018
Year Uber Founded: 2009
Year Uber Rush Launched: 2014
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Description: Connects shared economy couriers with businesses and individuals who need on-demand pick-ups and deliveries of pre-paid local goods.
Vehicle Courier Requirements: 19 years old, Vehicle registration, Insurance, Valid Drivers License, Able to lift heavy loads
Bike Courier Requirements: Bicycle, 19 years old, Able to lift heavy loads
Pay: $20 to $30 per hour