Your Comprehensive GrubHub Driver Guide for 2019

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Your Comprehensive Guide and Resource to Becoming a Grubhub Food Delivery Driver

With technological advancements, the world has transformed. We have cell phones, social media, vacumes that automatically clean all your rooms, virtual assistance (Alexa) that answer your questions and control your lights, and now we have food delivery services. Food delivery services provide for a relatively lucrative way of making money without any experience other than what many people already have–in driving.

You can choose from many services including Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub. Grubhub has the added benefit of a large service area. Grubhub is available in over 2000 cities–more than any other food delivery service, including the popular Uber Eats! Plus, Grubhub has more orders than any other order platform! So, let us help you become a Grubhub driver!

To help you start with this new opportunity, we are going to provide you with all the Grubhub driver ‘need to know’ information. We will cover the who, what, when, where, why. Everything! When your done reading, you won’t need to look at another Grubhub driver article ever again.

Why Should You Become a Grubhub Driver?

You probably have your own reasons for looking up the details of becoming a Grubhub driver, but we made a list of other reasons, just to show you why food delivery is a great option to make money and enjoy doing it!

Flexible schedule – Every job has a relatively different schedule. Some require you work 8-5. Some require nights. Some change depending on who is working or when they need you. As a Grubhub driver, you get to choose when you work. Are you a student? Workaround classes. Do you already have a night job? Work days. Busy all week? Earn some extra money on the weekend. Whatever works for you, works for Grubhub. Plus, you don’t have to worry about irritating, overbearing bosses, because you’re your own boss!

Easy to Go on Vacation – A lot of jobs have restrictions on time off. You can only have so many days, you have to give a certain amount of notice, etc.. With Grubhub you can take whatever days you need off. And if you take your car wherever you are going, you can work there too!

Choose your wheels – Grubhub allows you to deliver via car, scooter, motorcycles, or bike. So, whatever mode of transportation you have, you can still make some money!

Have fun delivering – Sometimes, work can be a drag. As a Grubhub driver, you can make it fun! Play your favorite music, listen to interesting audiobooks, or call a friend. With Grubhub you can enjoy your job!

Who Should Become a Grubhub Deliverer?

The better question is “who shouldn’t?” Well, if you don’t meet the requirements below, this isn’t going to work out for you. But otherwise, being in the food delivery service is a great option! Check out the list below to see if you qualify to become a Grubhub driver:

Age Requirements – The age requirement can be a bit of an upset for minors and even 18-year-olds, but Grubhub requires that drivers be at least 19 years old. If you live in Chicago, the age requirement is even higher at 21 years old. But, it’s just to keep you Grubhub drivers safe!

Cell Phone Requirements – In order to receive, navigate to, and deliver orders, you have to use the Grubhub app. To use the app, Grubhub requires that you own either an iPhone with iOS 10 or higher or an Android with 4.0 or higher. You also have to have a data plan to get service.

Documentation Requirements – You are required to provide information on your personal driver’s license (not commercial) and auto insurance to be a Grubhub driver. If you are a biker, you must have a valid date ID (a drivers license will suffice as well).

Background Check – In order to be a Grubhub driver, you are required to pass a background check. We will take you through the process later when we describe how to set up your account and prepare to be a Grubhub driver.

Experience – This one is pretty intuitive. You must have driving experience. No one wants new drivers hurrying between deliveries and getting into accidents! That’s why Grubhub requires you have at least 2 years of driving experience.

Checking Account – In order to set up direct deposit and get paid, you are required to have a checking account. Make sure you have this information available when you sign up to become a Grubhub driver yourself.

How Do You Become a Grubhub Driver?

Are you ready to become a Grubhub driver? We thought so! To make the process easy, make sure you have your drivers license or state ID (for bikers), car insurance, and bank insurance handy. Follow the steps below to get set up:

Step 1: Open this link. First, enter your name, email, mobile phone number, state, and vehicle type. The screen should contain a box similar to the image on the left below.

Step 2: Next you will see a questionnaire that looks like the image to the right, below. Here, fill out your information to confirm you’re eligible in your area. If Grubhub is not looking for more drivers in your area, you will not be confirmed. However, they will text or email you if they need any more Grubhub drivers. If this is the case, check out our DoorDash or Uber Eats driver articles.  If they approve you, move on to the next step.

Step 3: Go to your onboarding session or complete it online

Grubhub will take you through these steps. GrubHub offers onboarding in-person in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York (Manhattan), Orange County, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Diego North, and Schaumburg. But don’t worry! If you are not in one of the above cities, you can complete onboarding online. You will simply look over a slideshow that does the following:

  • Shows you how to make deliveries
  • Introduces you to the company
  • Goes over how to schedule time blocks
  • Provides you with tips to be a better Grubhub driver.
  • Explains the payment process.

Once you are done with the onboarding process you will receive an insulated GrubHub bag. If you do it in-person at one of the above locations, you will get it right away. If you complete onboarding in person, they will deliver it to the address you provide. I bet you can’t wait to get it so you can become a Grubhub driver! Take a look at the last step and you will learn you don’t have to wait!

Step 5: Schedule your blocks & hit the road

Next, you will get ready to start delivering. You can even deliver before you receive your insulated Grubhub bag as long as you have a non-branded Grubhub bag.

First, download the Grubhub drivers app on your respective app store. First, log into the Grubhub drivers app. Once open, log into the Grubhub drivers app. Tap “Scheduling” in the menu. Whatever blocks are available will appear on your screen. Select the blocks you would like to add to your schedule.  If you need help, check out Grubhub’s tutorial.

How Do You Use the Grubhub App to Make Deliveries?

Now that you have an account and have finished onboarding, you are able to start making deliveries. Below, we will take you through all the steps to making deliveries:

Step 1: Set your Grubhub Driver App to “Receiving Orders”

In order to start receiving orders, you will have to change the current setting. First, tap “unavailable” at the top of the screen. On the new page, move the toggle to “receiving orders.” This tells Grubhub you are ready to start delivering. When you are done, click the X in the upper-right corner to get to the home page.

Step 2: Recieve delivery requests

Next, you will start receiving requests for nearby delivery requests. The requests will look like the yellow bar in the picture below. Make sure you keep your sound on because your phone will ding when orders come in. To view and later accept a request, you must select “View” on the right side of the yellow bar. This will show you three locations: the restaurant location, your location, and the customer’s location. This also shows you how much you will earn for the order ($20 in the image below). Select “Accept Order”

Step 3: Set up the Grubhub Driver App to take you to the restaurant

Once you accept an order the page will change to your tasks. If you click the restaurant name it will navigate you to the restaurant. Take note of any instructions given so your pick up goes smoothly. This will be where is says, “This is where parking tips and other pickup information for the restaurant would be.“ in the picture below.

Step 4: Pick up the Order

Once you get to the restaurant, grab your Grubhub delivery bag (required) and go inside. Once inside, press “arrived.” Press the customer’s name and make sure all items are present and with their name. Tap, “Got Order.”

Step 5: Drive to the customer’s location.

Once you have left the restaurant, select “leaving.” The app will navigate you to the customer’s location. Select “arrived.”

Step 6: Deliver the food

Make sure you follow any directions given by the customer to ensure that drop off goes well. This is under “Order Placed” in the picture below where it says, “This is where drop off instructions would be.” Once you have handed over the food, select “delivered.” Now, accept other deliveries in your area.

Congratulations! You now know how to make your first delivery! It seems pretty easy, doesn’t it!

If you have any issues during your delivery, select “There’s a problem” on the page of whatever step you are on. If you look at the pictures of each of the steps above you will notice under arrived (to the restaurant), got order, arrived (to the customer), and delivered this option is available. They will take you through steps to solve your problem.

Conclusions on Grubhub Delivery Driving

Now that we have provided you with all the ‘need to know’ Grubhub driver information, are you ready to make this new technological advancement your new job? It’s super easy, lucrative, and fun! It’s time to take control of your life, your job, and your happiness! You’ve got this!

Grubhub serves in so many cities–more than 2000!–but in case they don’t and you still want to be a driver, we want to remind you one more time that there are other food delivery services to choose from. Check out our articles for Uber Eats and DoorDash as well!


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