Starting from ride hailing service, today Uber has expands its services to some other areas, one of them is food delivery service, they called it UberEats.
UberEats: The Introduction
Introduced back in 2014 in Santa Monica, California, however only in 2016 the UberEats service reached Singapore shore and started taking orders. Back then it was only in few selected areas but now almost island-wide of Singapore is covered.
There are 4 key parts in UberEats: the app, the food selections, the customers and the drivers. All four is inter-connected.
UberEats Key Part 1: The app – Uber Driver
The app is the glue of the rest 3. Download link below:
You can download the app but only able to use the app once you have registered successfully, so read on.
UberEats Key Part 2: The food selections
The Food selections is what keep customers coming back, it’s not only giving selection of foods from fast-food chain restaurants, but also foods from normal and fine-dining restaurants plus foods from hawker center. The latter part, however, the list keeps growing and growing.
UberEats Key Part 3: The Customers
Next is the customers. Uber has to diligently keep promoting its food delivery service and its food selections by giving them more choices and better offer so that it can compete with whatever other food delivery services have to offer. Luckily, since Uber is international brand, it has some advantages compared to other food delivery services as Uber brand is more or less in people’s head already.
UberEats Key Part 4: YOU!
The last key part is the driver (or they called it power rider) – you – that’s why you are here, reading this article. Keep read on.
Disclaimer: This is not an Uber sponsored post and may only applicable to Singapore. Other countries could have similar types/options/ways, however best if you check to the country respective UberEats HQ to get the details from them.
Type of UberEats Driver
There are 4 types of UberEats driver:
1. UberEats for Motorcycle – the most common one
2. UberEats for Bicycle – gaining more and more popularity, especially among students
3. UberEats for UberX Partners
4. UberEats for Walker – gaining more popularity in city area
Which one are you interested with? Read more to find out more.
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I never personally tried UberEats for Motorcycle since I don’t have driving license and the motorcycle itself, however I believe UberEats will charge you about $150 (refundable and deductible $30/week for 5 weeks from your Uber Driver account – so you don’t actually need to pay anything upfront) for the merchandise UberEats will give to you such as: the delivery bag, small carry bag, raincoat, cup holder, Uber t-shirt and motorcycle phone holder.
2. UberEats for Bicycle
No minimum age required
Applicable to all Singapore residents
NRIC, photo of the bicycle, account details
My wife started it first time by becoming UberEats for Bicycle. Like her, all you need to prepare is the bicycle to start taking orders. When you register, UberEats will charge you $150 (don’t worry it’s refundable – if you give up your UberEats delivery and deductible $30/week for 5 weeks from your Uber Driver account – so you don’t actually need to pay anything upfront) for the merchandise UberEats will give to you such as: the delivery bag, small carry bag, raincoat and bicycle phone holder.
3. UberEats for UberX Partner
21 year old or older
Singaporean or PR
3/3A Driving license, Car log & commercial insurance
The requirements above is pretty much covered when you have signed up for becoming UberX driver. In case you are an UberX driver already, all you need to do is just come and visit UberEats HQ (read below for details). Same like UberEats for Motorcycle and Bicycle, when you register, UberEats will charge you some amount of money, I don’t know the exact amount but it could be the same $150 (it’s refundable – if you give up your UberEats delivery and depends on the amount UberEats charge you, if it’s $150 then deductible $30/week for 5 weeks from your Uber Driver account – so you don’t actually need to pay anything upfront) for the merchandise UberEats will give to you such as: the delivery bag, small carry bag, raincoat and phone holder.
4. UberEats for Walker
No minimum age required
Applicable to all Singapore residents
Your pair of legs 🙂
NRIC, account details
This is the newest type added to the list and the one I like, because it almost requires nothing but yourself and your pair of legs. So if you currently don’t have car, motorbike or bicycle but still want to become an UberEats driver, this is the best you can get. Come to UberEats HQ (read below for details) and get yourself registered. Unlike the other driver types, UberEats for Walker doesn’t get any UberEats merchandise (no delivery bag, no phone holder, no raincoat)- so no deduction required.
Which one do you prefer to be?
So by reading until this far, hopefully you have decided which is the one, out of 4 types of UberEats driver you will choose. For me, it’s the walker. If you can’t decide yet, read more to find out about the incentives.
Different type of UberEats Driver will have different types of incentives. Check below for more details.
Disclaimer: The incentives information can change without prior notice. Do refer to the link given below, which refers to the official site of UberEats Driver for Singapore, so you can always get the latest update.
Update: As per 15th May 2017, UberEats replaced incentives with Boost. I’ll compile an article once it’s ready.
After knowing the requirements for each type of UberEats driver plus the incentives info, hopefully you have decided which is the one, out of 4 types of UberEats driver you will choose. For me, still it’s the walker.
Whichever types you will choose, don’t forget to register and come to their HQ for verification.
How to register/sign up as an UberEats Driver
Registering is relatively easy and in fact you can do it online.
Fill in the Survey and Know-How Test about UberEats
Check the steps here, to fill up survey including watch a demo, upload necessary documents and complete quiz. Don’t forget to click submit once done. This step is required so that you have better understanding on what you about to do and to better know rules of becoming UberEats driver.
Sign up UberEats
Once you have done with above steps, do the actual sign up using the link here by providing the following information:
First name and last name. Make sure match with your NRIC or ID.
Country and area
Type of UberEats driver
Invite code. Put my wife invite code for getting S$100: Mayas6837ue
Then follow the next steps. Once done registering online, you still need to come to one of UberEats HQ to complete the sign up.
Where is UberEats HQ
Current UberEats HQ in Singapore is located at:
50 Ubi Ave 3 #01-12
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Update: Since May 2017, new UberEats drivers/power riders need to complete 50 trips to get referral bonus.
Last but not least, you may want to use my referral code / invite code below and get S$100 when you complete 50 trips (or equivalent $$ on your country – if you are not in Singapore – do check your local Uber referral rewards)
Just for your information, when you use my referral code above and you have complete 50 trips, you will get S$100 while myself will get S$70. It’s still a win-win solution rather than get nothing. You can, however, do the same by giving out your referral code to the newly joined UberEats driver.
Disclaimer: Both the reward S$100 and the terms to get it by completing 50 trips may change without prior notice subject to UberEats policy which is beyond my control.
Start taking orders!
Open the Uber Driver app and turn the Online toggle and start taking orders!
Find out here: how you can get healthier by becoming UberEats Driver and yet get paid for it.
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