Amazon Restaurants driver guide 2019

Amazon Restaurants driver

Make extra income and discover new places to eat when you become an Amazon Restaurants driver!

There has never more options for great food to order from a restaurant before. Some cities you could try something new everyday and never get bored! Foodies never had it so good.

Too bad most of us can’t cook at that level at home!

And even if we can cook like a real chef, we don’t always have the time (or patience) to leave our homes to get the food we want. Our lives are hectic, and the market has risen to the occasion. Now you can get food delivered to you with apps like UberEats, Doordash, Postmates, Caviar, and more!

Today though, we’re going to be talking about Amazon Restaurants, the internet giant’s foray into the food delivery world. And, if you become an Amazon Restaurants driver, you’ll be able to get in on it and make some money

What is Amazon Restaurants?

Sometimes referred to as ‘Amazon Hotwheels’ by it’s own drivers, it’s a food delivery service similar to Postmates or Doordash. The customer uses the service to order food from the restaurant they want to get it from. Then. after you’ve become an Amazon Restaurants driver, pick up the order when it’s ready. Bring it to the customer, and that’s it!

How do I become an Amazon Restaurants driver?

To sign up to become an Amazon Restaurants driver, you will need to sign up for their independent contractor service. This is called Amazon Flex. You can do this by joining up right on their website. There are, however, a few qualifications you’ll need fit before you can start work. You must:

  • Have a social security number
  • Be at least 21 year old or older
  • Have valid auto insurance, and be able to show proof of it
  • Own a smartphone that can handle the app. Minimum of an iPhone 5S, or an Android 6.0. The camera, flash and GPS location services must be working.
  • A mid-sized, 4-door car. Examples include a Sedan, an SUV, and others. If, however, you’re just doing Prime Now orders, any car that can safely transport them will work.

Amazon Restaurants driver

Once I become an Amazon Restaurants driver, how does it work?

It’s a little bit different than driving for Uber or Lyft. Becoming an Amazon Flex driver (which the restaurants service is rolled into) involves working specific blocks of hours. In other words, it’s a bit more like being on the clock.

To choose your Amazon Flex hour blocks, you go to ‘calendar’ in the Amazon Flex app to update your availability. You will then receive offers to work certain hour blocks that you say you’re available for. You must accept the offer to reserve the block.

However, you can also hit ‘check for available blocks’ to see which ones are up for grabs. This allows you to pick your own sets of hours. Pretty neat!

When it comes to being an Amazon Restaurants driver, this is where it comes into play. Just pick the restaurant delivery shift block, and you’re set.

How much do Amazon Flex drivers get paid?

As an Amazon Restaurants driver (Flex,) you make $18 per hour. They do hourly pay, which is a bit different from most tech-based independent contractor gigs.

That’s it!

You’re ready to apply to become an Amazon restaurants driver. Be sure to check in on HOWLA for other tips, gig opportunities, promo codes and more!

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