The COVID-19 pandemic will one day go away, but door-to-door deliveries are likely here to stay. They provide a convenient service for when you need something delivered to or from wherever you are. But what are the benefits for riders? For many, these services give them a chance to make a living.
We reached out to Foodpanda to find out what it takes to become one of their riders. Here’s what they had to say.
1) Requirements for applicants.
Applying to be a delivery rider for Foodpanda is simple. But first, check that you meet their requirements. Prepare the items on this checklist to make sure your application experience goes smoothly:
- Professional driver’s license
- Tax identification number
- LTO motorcycle registration (OR/CR)
- At least twogovernment-issued IDs (ex. license, passport, postal ID)
- P500 (for the uniform and cargo bag)
- A smartphone (4s or newer for iPhones, and 4.2 or newer for Androids)
- A verified GCash account
You will sign a legally binding contract with Foodpanda, so you have to be at least 18 years old to qualify.
2) What to expect from the rider’s training.
The first step to becoming a Foodpanda rider starts online. Visit their website and choose your location and vehicle to begin. Enter your personal details into the form and provide proof of the requirements mentioned above by uploading photos.
You will also need to watch a training video and download two apps (Foodpanda’s Roadrunner app and Telegram). So, give yourself enough time. Once everything is uploaded, downloaded, and filled up, confirm with the service agreement (which you should absolutely read) then hit submit. That’s it.
Foodpanda will process your application and confirm if you’ve been accepted. Riders with approved applications will move on to additional training on how to handle food and face customers.
3) Here’s how much you’ll earn.
Once you become a rider for Foodpanda, you can plan your delivery days how you want them. If you have an errand, you can deal with it first and resume deliveries later.
But of course, more deliveries equal more money. And according to the company, successful partner riders can earn as much as P30,000 a month. On top of that, the app has a built-in bonus system where riders with excellent service can get tips from thankful customers. Riders also don’t incur pay cuts if a customer decides to cancel their order. And because delivering food means using your phone for everything from navigation to communication, Foodpanda riders get deals and discounts from Globe, Smart, and Cherry Prepaid to lessen the cost of using mobile data.
Another perk Foodpanda riders enjoy is accident insurance from Manulife and Cebuana Lhuillier. Though the company does provide ongoing safety training and coaching for riders to improve on their weaknesses, accidents can still happen. Having insurance to cover you in case you get hurt provides peace of mind.
Have you considered signing up to be a delivery rider?