DoorDash Delivery Driver - Courier - Jobs Near Me in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-07-27
Valid through: 2022-05-27

DoorDash Delivery Driver / Courier

No passengers. No bosses. Just you, your tunes, and the road.

Sign up now and start making money!

Choose your wheels and deliver food and other items from local merchants to hungry customers.

  • Be your own boss. Work when you want, wherever you want
  • Earn guaranteed cash every hour, including 100% of the tips
  • Work in the morning, at night, or any time in between
  • Use any car, bike, scooter, motorcycle, or moped to deliver
  • Start today and be your own boss.
  • Get on the road today.

Car, Motorcycle, and Moped Requirements

  • iPhone or Android smartphone
  • Valid Driver's License and insurance
  • 18+ years of age
  • 1+ years of driving experience

Bike Requirements

  • iPhone or Android smartphone
  • 18+ years of age

About us

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with local businesses. Customers order meals and other items from their favorite local merchants and Dashers deliver them directly to their doors. Dashers are third-party contractors who deliver for merchants to customers. *Dashers are paid on a per delivery basis, not per hour.


1. Is it possible to do DoorDash jobs without a Red Card? How does the company track mileage?

About 25% of your order requires the Red Card as a driver. The card is as good as a hot bag. Many restaurants and merchants will not let you dash without a hot bag.

The DoorDash Dasher handles their mileage. A DoorDash delivery driver works as an independent contractor. You can lower your tax liability by deducting business mileage and expenses.

2. What is the meaning of the activation kit in DoorDash jobs? How can I request the activation kit?

For your activation kit to arrive, it takes up to 4 business days, particularly if it is home-delivered. A DoorDash dasher will receive the following items in their activation kit:

  • To keep the food warm at all times, you need a Hot Bag
  • A red card
  • The Orientation manual for a DoorDash delivery driver.

If you want to receive the kit, you will need to sign up through the DoorDash app. To activate your kit, you will need to state the orientation method. Also, decide whether the kit reaches you via USPS. It is your responsibility to complete the W-9 form. Successful activation status pops up on the confirmation page. Apply now for the job.

3. Can I still do DoorDash jobs if the red card gets declined?

DoorDash delivery driver with the card declined for any reason should contact support immediately. You can access the help feature in the iPhone app by clicking on the help button. If you are having an Android device, click on the question mark symbol in the right corner. Let support know what is happening and they will be able to fix the problem right away. DoorDash dasher can communicate with customer service by submitting the online contact form.

4. What benefits does the DoorDash delivery driver get?

The full-time Dashers work as independent contractors or self-employed individuals. Thus, the company does not have to provide any type of benefits for contractors. A DoorDash dasher gets health insurance from a company called Stride. The DoorDash jobs offer discounts to its drivers with many companies.

It provides access to its driver portal through the DoorDash app. In this portal, you will find hot bags, stickers, and other items you might need for delivery services. You can also find companies that work with DoorDash. Apply now!

5. What is the pay model of DoorDash dasher?

  • The DoorDash delivery driver gets paid for each delivery.
  • They receive payment on Monday for all deliveries made during the previous week.
  • DoorDash jobs provide weekly payouts via direct deposit into bank accounts.
  • Pay for dashers depends on their estimated distance and duration even if they work full-time.
  • Adding incentives to your earnings increases your income.
  • Whenever you make a tip, you keep 100% of it. DoorDash app provides tipping options through which customers are able to say thanks.
  • The customer can also tip the driver in cash.
  • The company does not compensate for a long wait at the restaurant.

6. Can a DoorDash Delivery Driver see the tips before delivery?

Yes, delivery drivers can see the tips before delivery if the customers choose to tip beforehand. When a customer places an order, they can tip before or after the delivery. When a delivery request appears to the Dasher, they are able to see the total amount they can earn from DoorDash jobs.

The amount shown includes earnings as well as the customer's tip. When the delivery completes, the DoorDash app shows the driver the breakdown of what they have made. It shows what they earned in base pay, peak pay if done during active hours, and tips.

7. Is the Doordash company’s card valid for gas purchases?

There is no way to buy food or gas with a red card. It looks like the red card has no information if you refuse a delivery request during DoorDash jobs and must pick up the order. DoorDash delivery driver who takes advantage of the rewards program can earn gas cards.


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