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Get Paid to Deliver: 17 Apps That Pay You to Deliver Food, Groceries, Packages… (Even Alcohol!)

Whether you want to get paid to deliver groceries, meals or clothing, there are tons of companies out there that you can work with.

Below, we’ve outlined some of the best companies out there offering delivery/courier jobs.

Making money as a delivery person has tons of benefits.

One of the main advantages of it is that you can start without spending a dime. Like many legitimate work at home jobs that don’t require investment, you can do this using equipment you already have, in this case, car, bike or even a motor cycle.

What’s great about courier jobs using your own car (or any other mode of transportation) is the flexibility they offer.

With most of the companies below, you can set your own schedule, and choose to take on as many or as few deliveries as you want.

So if you have a couple of days per week where you’re not particularly busy, then you can take on more orders. Whereas on your more hectic days, you can take on fewer deliveries.

Plus, whether you’re out of a job and are looking for full-time work, or need a side job or just want to make a little extra cash for a vacation or to pay for something for the house, delivering stuff is a great option.

The requirements for becoming a courier vary from company to company.

Each company lists specific requirements on their website. So check that out before you apply for any of these positions.

Whether it’s a meal from a local Italian restaurant or a week’s worth of groceries, there are tons of on-demand food delivery companies out there looking for drivers.

1. UberEATS

You’ve probably heard about Uber – it’s a taxi service that you can use from your phone.

But since 2015, Uber has also offered a food delivery service called UberEATS.

With this service, customers can get a huge variety of food delivered right to their home or office.

You can work as an UberEats driver.

All you have to do is deliver food from local restaurants to customers.

You don’t have to prepare food or do anything else, other than pick up the food from the restaurant and deliver it to the customer.

You can carry out your deliveries with your:

And, what’s great about UE is that you take delivery requests from within the UE app.

You can even use it to navigate where you’re going.

We have a full review of working with UberEats. So we highly recommend that you check it out.

How much do you make with Uber delivery?

The amount of money you earn with UberEATs depends on a wide variety of factors, like:

  • Where you live
  • How many deliveries you make.

UE pays you per delivery, like many of the other companies on this list do.

But it doesn’t specify how much its drivers make.

However, a few employees States report on Glassdoor that they make about $10 per hour.

2. Shipt: Shop for and deliver groceries

Another really great company that we’ve talked about before on MoneyPantry is Shipt.

Shipt is an on-demand grocery delivery service.

Customers can essentially give a Shipt shopper a grocery list and the shopper will purchase and deliver the groceries.

You can get paid to be a Shipt shopper.

The job is fairly simple:

  • You choose the orders that you want.
  • Once you accept an order, you get a grocery list and an estimated shopping time.
  • Handily enough, the app will also recommend a store for you, based on where the customer is located.

You can set your own schedule and pick up as many or as few orders as you want.

Of course, this company does differ a little from some of the others on this list.

With Shipt, you don’t just deliver the groceries – you have to shop for them too.

We have a full Shipt Shopper review, so we highly recommend you take a look at that to learn more about working with the company.

How much do you make as a Shipt shopper?

With Shipt, you get paid a base rate of $5 per order.

Plus, you get 7.5% of the order total.

Since Shipt deliveries worth $35 or more are free for customers, you’ll find that many orders you get will be worth more than that amount.

Many Shipt shoppers report that they earn an average of $15 to $25 per hour.

You also get tips!

3. InstaCart: Shop for and deliver groceries

If the idea of getting paid to be a personal grocery shopper appeals to you, you may also like InstaCart.

InstaCart is sort of like Shipt in that it pays you to pick up and deliver groceries from local stores.

You can set the hours that you work, making this the perfect opportunity for you to earn extra cash in your spare time.

This company has two main positions available:

  • Full-Service Shopper: You shop and deliver orders.
  • In-store Shopper: You shop orders within a store.

So, since you’re interested in delivery jobs, you’ll definitely want to go with the full-service shopper option.

As a full-service shopper, you will need access to a car and a smartphone. Then, you simply shop for customers’ orders and deliver them.

How much do you make with Instacart?

With this brand, you get paid weekly. You can earn more if you work during peak days.

How much you earn will depend on a variety of factors, like how many orders you take on.

In this Quora post, an Instacart shopper/driver from Miami states that drivers make, on average, between $6.50 and $11 per hour before expenses.

They state that drivers get $3.80 per order and 40 cents per item.

4. DoorDash

Get paid to pick up food from local restaurants and deliver it to customers with DoorDash.

As a DoorDash driver, or “Dasher,” as they’re called, you can set your own schedule.

Currently, the service is available in:

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas / Ft. Worth
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Minneapolis
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Orange County
  • Phoenix
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose / Silicon Valley
  • SF East Bay
  • Seattle
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Washington, D.C
  • San Antonio
  • Nashville

To be a driver for the company, you’ll need access to a vehicle and a smartphone. You can deliver stuff in your car and on your bike, motorcycle or scooter. You can even sometimes walk.

How much do DoorDash drivers make?

As a driver for the company, you earn a base pay and you get to keep all of the tips you receive.

The amount you earn will vary depending on a number of factors, like:

  • The driving distance.
  • Traffic
  • Parking
  • Expected wait time at the store
  • Size of the order

You should check out this article and this one for more information on the DoorDash pay rate.

5. Grubhub

Grubhub is a company allows customers to order food on their mobile device or online from local restaurants.

The company, which boasts more than 9.18 million active diners, hires people to deliver this food to customers.

This company is active in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

You must be at least 19 years old to become a driver, have at least two years’ worth of driving experience and have a smartphone.

How much does Grubhub pay?

Grubhub does not specify how much drivers are paid. But it does state that drivers “earn a competitive pay.”

Plus, you get to keep 100% of your tips.

According to Glassdoor, though, the average Grubhub driver earns $13 per hour.

6. Caviar

Get paid to deliver food in your city with Caviar.

Caviar is a food delivery service that delivers food from local restaurants to people’s homes and offices.

You can work with Caviar as a bike courier or delivery driver.

Choose to work weekdays or weekends or both, depending on your schedule.

The company is open seven days per week, from 8 am – 11:30 pm, so there are plenty of times to choose from.

To become a driver, you must be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of two years’ driving experience.

You also need a vehicle, like a:

  • Car
  • Truck
  • Motorcycle
  • Scooter
  • Bike

And, as most of the companies on this list require, you also need a smartphone.

How much can you make as a Caviar courier?

According to Caviar, you can earn up to $25 per hour.

You get paid weekly, via direct deposit into your bank account.

7.  OrderUp

Earn cash delivering food to customers from local restaurants and fast food chains with OrderUp.

OrderUp is another food delivery service, and it’s actually part of the Groupon family.

You just need to apply online, participate in a phone call, undergo a background check and you’re good to go.

How much do you make with OrderUp?

OrderUp doesn’t explicitly state how much it pays its drivers.

It does state, however, that drivers earn a commission on the delivery fee that OrderUp charges.

And drivers also get to keep 100% of their tips.

Payment is sent once per week, via direct deposit.

8. Burpy

Austin based company Burpy offers a same-day grocery delivery service.

You can work with the company as a grocery courier part-time or full-time, depending on your needs.

Burpy customers place an order online, you receive the order on your smartphone, and then you shop for the items and deliver them to the customer.

To be a driver for the company, you have to be at least 18 years old and have a car.

You’ll need a smartphone too.

How much can you make delivering food for Burpy?

According to Burpy, you can make up to $25 per hour.

You receive payment via direct deposit and you can request a payout at any time for the deliveries you have made.

– Deliver Alcohol

Aside from food, you can also get paid to buy alcohol and deliver it to customers.


There are companies out there that allow customers to have booze ordered and delivered to them.

And, they’re looking for people to carry out these deliveries.

Check out the brands below and see if you’d like to make some extra cash delivering booze for them.

9. Saucey

Saucey is a company that delivers alcohol to customers, within 30 minutes.

It offers its services in:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • San Diego
  • Sacramento
  • Oakland

Yes, you can get paid to deliver alcohol!

You’ll need a vehicle, like a car, a motorcycle or a bike.

What’s great about Saucey is that you get to pick the shift blocks that you want, and choose a part of town or a certain neighborhood that you want to do deliveries in.

This means that you can set your own schedule and exactly where you want to deliver.

How much can you earn with Saucey?

Saucey doesn’t state how much it pays its drivers.

However, on Glassdoor, couriers state that they earn between $10 and $22 per hour.

10. Minibar Delivery

Minibar Delivery is another alcohol delivery service.

Customers can get booze delivered to them within 30 to 60 minutes.

And, you can earn cash for delivering it.

Sometimes the company posts job openings for couriers on its career page. We link to this above.

How much can you make buying/delivering alcohol for Minibar?

Minibar Delivery doesn’t state how much it pays drivers.

So you will have to inquire when you sign up.

11. Drizly

Drizly is a company that delivers wine, beer and liquor to customers’ houses.

You could earn money delivering this booze.

Unlike many of the other companies on this list, Drizly doesn’t have a dedicated sign up page for delivery drivers.

But, much like Minibar Delivery, it does have a careers page.

Check this page, which we link to below, to see if there are any openings currently available.

How much can you earn?

Since Drizly doesn’t have a specific page for drivers, it doesn’t state how much it pays them.

When an opening for a courier does come up, however, you can find out more information about the company’s pay rate.

– Deliver General/Miscellaneous Items

Okay, so with the companies above, you get paid to deliver very specific things.

But, there are companies out there, like Amazon for example, which need couriers to deliver a wide range of different items.

These items could be anything from widescreen TVs to espresso cups.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of a few of the best companies that pay you to deliver stuff.

12. Postmates

With Postmates you can earn money delivering:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Groceries
  • Office supplies
  • And a plethora of other items.

As a delivery driver with the company, you can set your own schedule.

You can make your delivery in any vehicle, like a:

What’s ideal about working with Postmates is that you don’t need to have a car or another vehicle to make deliveries – you can walk in some cases.

So if you don’t have access to a car or any of the other vehicles mentioned above, then working with Postmates is a really good option.

Working for Postmates seems to be very popular. Most drivers really like working with Postmate as it’s evident from the driver reviews I read online.

How much do you make as a Postmate?

Postmates states that you can earn up to $25 as a driver.

That’s a pretty good amount.

You also get paid tips.

13. Roadie

Roadie is an unusual app.

It describes itself as an “On-the-way delivery network”.

The company states:

“Roadie matches people with stuff to send with drivers already headed in the right direction.”

You could earn cash for completing deliveries with Roadie.

What’s great about Roadie is that you get to set your own schedule and you can deliver stuff in whatever vehicle you want to.

You can also create a gig alerts, for the area where you’re interested in delivering to.

how much do roadie drivers make?

How much you can earn varies from delivery to delivery.

But, you can easily scroll through deliveries and view the price of each one, before you deliver the item.

14. Amazon Flex

When it comes to companies with a huge number of deliveries, Amazon always makes the list as a company with a staggering number of items delivered every year.

And they do it good!

No, as I explained in our long and truly detailed review of Amazon Prime, one of the benefits of paying for Prime is the free 2-day delivery.

And to make that happen, the company launched Amazon Flex.

This service helps them deliver packages even faster by partnering up with local drivers.

As a driver, you can get paid to deliver Amazon packages.

The hours are flexible, which is great!

You can choose to schedule ahead or pick up any available block of time.

Delivery opportunities are available seven days per week.

So if you are looking to fit delivering stuff into your schedule, then this a really great option.

How much do you earn on Amazon Flex?

You can earn between $18 to $25 an hour.

This is definitely a great choice if you’re looking for a good part-time or even full-time income.

You can even track your earnings with the Amazon Flex app.

15. PeerShip

PeerShip is a social delivery and shipping app.

With it, Facebook users can request deliveries or list items that they want to ship.

Each user offers their price for the service.

Unlike the other companies on this list, PeerShip has a much more social element.

It’s more designed for friends, neighbors and other people in your local community.

Like Roadie, it’s an on your way delivery network.

Here are a couple of examples to illustrate how it works:

  • You plan to visit your local grocery store. Through PeerShip, another user states that they need a gallon of milk delivered to them. You get this milk for them and drop it off to them on your way back from your own shopping. The person pays you for doing so.
  • You are at the dry cleaner to collect some of your clothes. Then a neighbor says that they have some of their clothes waiting to be collected at the same dry cleaner. They offer you cash to pick them up. So at the dry cleaner, you pick up your neighbor’s clothes, along with your own. And then you deliver them to the person on your way back.

How much can you earn?

It varies from user to user.

The person who needs an item delivered will put an offer out there.

You can choose the offers that best suit your needs. With PeerShip, you get to keep 100% of the profits.

You get paid automatically after you deliver an item.

Payments are made via PayPal and you must have a minimum of $10 in your account before you can cash out.

16. Favor

Favor is a company that delivers food, dry cleaning and a plethora of other items to customers.

And you could get paid for making these deliveries.

It calls its delivery drivers, “personal assistants.”

You can choose to work part-time or full-time as a delivery driver.

How much can you earn?

As a driver for Favor, you could earn between $10 and $18 per hour.

Plus, you get to keep all of your tips.

You can also make extra cash by referring your friends to be drivers.

17. Shyp

Shyp is a shipping and fulfillment service company.

The brand collects items and delivers them via:

Businesses can use the service, as well as individuals.

The company occasionally posts job openings for couriers.

How much can you earn?

Shyp doesn’t state how much it pays its couriers.

So if you choose to apply for a position, then make sure that you inquire about the pay rate.

So, how much can you make as a delivery/courier?

As you can see there are dozens of companies out there that will pay you to deliver stuff.

But, you’re probably wondering; how much can I make?

Here’s the deal…

How much you can make depends on a lot of factors, like:

  • The company you work for
  • How much you get paid per delivery
  • The amount of tips you get
  • How many deliveries you complete.

But, there is a real earning opportunity here.

Delivering stuff can make a great part-time or even full-time income.

Let’s take a look at a few examples:

This person on Quora states that as a DoorDash driver, you can make $20 per hour – this is a pretty good amount.

So if you were to put in just five hours per week, you’d have an extra $100 per week.

Amazon, on the other hand, pays up to $25 an hour. So if you worked 10 hours per week with Amazon Flex, you’d earn $250 per week!

As you can see, there’s a real earnings potential here.

Closing thoughts

Getting paid to deliver stuff is a great way to give your finances a bit of a boost.

What’s great about delivery jobs is that, for most of them, you get to set your own hours.

So if you work early shifts, and you want to make a bit of extra cash on the side, then you could pick up a delivery order in the evening.

It’s a very flexible way to make money.

This means that whether you’re in need of a new job, looking for part-time work, or just want to make a bit of extra cash for an upcoming vacation or purchase, making cash delivering stuff is a great option for you.

So consider working with one of the companies above.

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