There are probably thousands of people thinking about making extra money for the holiday season and beyond. Fortunately, there are lots of opportunities. You could do things like take a seasonal retail job, cater food for holiday parties, or pet sit for those who are traveling. While all of those are excellent options, a new and easy way to earn extra money could be as simple as using your cell phone and car for a few hours a week. Deliv is a new service that offers same day shipping from many retailers for the cost of standard 3-5 day delivery. They are hiring drivers as we speak!
What Is Deliv?
The Deliv website explains their service in full detail, but basically, it allows customers to choose a same day delivery option from the existing checkout process whether shopping in stores, by phone, online or by mobile. The buyer gets to decide when and where they would like their purchase delivered. I would love to have this option as other major shipping companies are not even close to reliable in many instances.
Benefits of Using Deliv
- Speed-When you choose Deliv, you are able to pick an exact two hour window for delivery.
- Visibility-When waiting for your package from Deliv, you get a tracking code and URL, plus a picture of the driver. You are also able to watch the progress real-time on an online map.
- Affordability-Deliv offers same day delivery at the same price as standard 7-10 day shipping from many merchants.
How Can I Make Money With Deliv?
Deliv allows qualified drivers the ability to use a smartphone app to accept and complete deliveries when they become available. You can offer as much or as little time as you choose. Drivers can sign up a week in advance for priority and a set delivery schedule, or they can sign up at the last minute for same day deliveries. Deliveries are bundled into routes to make travel more efficient.
As for compensation, it varies depending on location, but Deliv’s website says drivers tend to average between $20-$22 per hour if there are deliveries. I would imagine the holiday season would be one of the busier times for this type work.
What Do I Have To Do To Qualify As a Driver?
Potential drivers have to fill out an online application and pass a background check. You need to own a car that is a 1998 or newer model with at least two doors and 4-seat capacity or larger. Drivers must be 18 or older in California, Washington D.C., or Illinois and 21 or older in other states. You also need car insurance, a valid driver’s license, and you must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Where Is Deliv Available?
Deliv is a new company that seems to be growing at a pretty rapid pace. As of mid-October, they provide services to these areas with plans for expansion next year.
- San Francisco
- San Jose
- Downtown Chicago
- Santa Monica
- Washington D.C
- Wayne, NJ
Is Deliv A Good Option For Me?
If you have a smartphone, a car, a good driving record, and live in one of these cities, I would think the flexibility and earning potential would be great with Deliv. To me, it would certainly beat working at K-mart while fighting stressed out holiday shopping warriors!
Have you ever considered making money with your car? Has anyone ever worked for a delivery service?