Deliver for Multiple Platforms as a Courier

Deliver for Multiple Platforms as a Courier

Updated May 2024

It’s no wonder that working for a food or parcel courier company is becoming more popular. With the rising cost of living and petrol prices, delivery driving is a reliable way to earn, with the opportunity to work to your own schedule. But can you work for multiple platforms as a courier? And if so, what are the potential benefits?

The simple answer is yes. In fact, working for multiple delivery platforms is an ideal way to earn more. You have the freedom to pick and choose the top deliveries across different platforms. You’ll also avoid slower shifts with less time spent waiting for requests.

The multi-app sweet spot

The driver market is highly competitive, particularly in large cities. As a result, there are occasions when you’ll wait for your consignment. This is where working across numerous apps can improve your earnings. For instance, you could profit from surges in demand at busy times, or take advantage of app offers and bonuses when they come up.

The ideal situation is to try and keep your mileage and items low to keep your money up. Little and often keeps your earnings rolling in and allows you to take advantage of bonuses when they come your way. So try to avoid distant orders, large orders with small pay, and difficult pickup or drop-off locations.

Try not to leave apps running in the background too often. In many cases, after several missed or declined pings, app companies will assume you’re offline and log you out automatically. Too much of leaving an app idle, though, could potentially affect your driver score negatively, so be careful.

Which apps could I be driving for?

Bearing in mind that taking on two drops or more simultaneously is against most companies’ T&Cs. However, nothing stops you from finishing a drop-off on one app and then accepting another on a different app with higher activity in your area.

If you wanted to, you could work for Uber Eats, Just Eat, Deliveroo, Evri, Beelivery, and Amazon Flex. Let’s take a look at the benefits of each.

Driving For Uber Eats

The good stuff:

  • If you already work for Uber, signing up for Uber Eats is very easy.
  • Customer tips could mean earning 2 to 3 times more than deliveries alone.
  • With a short time between orders, you can earn well.
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Driving For Just Eat

The good stuff:

  • Guaranteed minimum wage, as well as performance bonuses.
  • You have access to Just Eat e-bikes if you don’t want to use your vehicle
  • Just Eat has worked hard on its algorithm to make food transportation times 20% faster. 

Driving For Deliveroo

The good stuff: 

  • Riders keep their tips.
  • With total flexibility, drivers can choose precisely when and where they work.

Driving For Evri

The good stuff: 

  • There’ll rarely be a slow day with a high volume of courier orders.
  • Flexible hours and localised pick-ups and deliveries so you won’t have to drive miles away from your home.
  • Driver pay is roughly £10-15 per hour.

Driving For Beelivery

The good stuff:

  • Hours and days of the week are entirely flexible. 
  • With total flexibility, drivers can choose precisely when and where they work.
  • Payment depends on the order size and travel distance but usually ranges from £7 to £20 per drop off. 
  • You can use your own vehicle but can also opt for a company vehicle.

Driving For Amazon Flex

The good stuff: 

  • A driver reserves their shift time and is given a set quantity of orders.
  • Because Amazon is massive and work is consistent, every driver has a weekly schedule but can still choose when and how often they work.

Why choose INSHUR? 

Of course, the benefit of INSHUR cover is that no matter who you choose to work for (or how many), you’re covered. If you’re interested in working for fast food or parcel carrier services, our courier insurance protects you for personal use, or if you want to drive private hire and pick up some shifts while also using your car for personal use, our private hire policy could be right for you.


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