There is no single way to cash out on Doordash. Dashers can access different ways to cash out. Depending on the chosen method, the periods may vary. The payment systems and the time it takes to get paid are directly related. Therefore, it is very important to assess which technique you prefer when working for this company.
How are payments made on Doordash?
Before evaluating the different payment methods at Doordash, it is important to know how a Dasher’s salary is generated.
As it is a delivery job, the basis of the salary is generated through the orders that are served. The wage amount varies depending on the order, the distance, the delivery time, etc. Generally, it ranges from a minimum of two dollars to $10 (although it can exceed this amount depending on how far away the destination point is).
Therefore, the greater the distance of an order, the higher the wage base. However, this type of delivery is not the most demanded by workers, so the base salary can be increased and will not be modified according to the customer’s tip. In other words, the pay remains unchanged, and the tips obtained are added.
Other things to take into account that influence what a Dasher will charge are the following:
- Promotions: some specific promotions have to do with meeting some conditions. For example, guaranteed earnings are guaranteed to earn a particular amount, which does not include tips, within a certain period. Usually, the duration of this promotion and the amounts depend on the offers received. Offers are received via email or SMS message.
- Challenges are agreements whereby an incentive is offered based on meeting certain targets. Generally, these targets have to do with completing a certain number of orders delivered within a specific time frame.
- Maximum payments can also be a promotional model. The delivery person can activate that option and add to the total delivery earnings.
On the other hand, one should not forget that tips also configure an important part of the wages. Depending on the customer, they can receive this money before or after delivery. Some customers prefer to include the tip within the order, and others will pay it when the delivery has been made.
How are salaries accepted?
Dashers can access an acceptance screen where they can view each delivery proposal. They can know the minimum income per delivery amount within the screens’ information. Even if tipping has been included beforehand, the final price that will be charged can be known.
In general, it is very important to assess whether the tip has been included at the time of payment by the customer or not, since this can vary the salary quite significantly. On the other hand, when the tip has not been included, the price reflected in each delivery is not the final one.
Another relevant information that can be found when analyzing delivery requests is the breakdown of the profit you will get. That is important to separate the base salary from the potential tip or allowances.
How do Dashers get paid?
As we indicated at the beginning of the article, there is no single way to pay. All payment methods in Doordash will depend on the periods between payments.
We will analyze the different methods you can choose to get paid and the periods you will receive your salary depending on the selected plan.
The first method would be the weekly direct deposit. That is one of the most common for delivery drivers with stable and continuous jobs. As the name suggests, a payment is made and received in an associated account weekly.
Weekly direct deposit is, therefore, a direct transfer to your bank account. They are weekly payments that restart every Sunday at midnight. However, this does not mean you will have the money available immediately. It will depend on the bank where the deposit is made. Generally, this will take about three business days. You will receive the direct transfer payment around Wednesday.
Dasher Fast Pay is a payment method that allows you to access your daily earnings. That would eliminate the one-week wait for cashouts, and, in addition, you would not need to direct debit your bank account.
However, it does have some limitations. For starters, it is only available in the United States and some places in Canada. Secondly, you must have a debit card to receive payment, and prepaid cards are not accepted. Lastly, there is a cost for this service: if you choose to get paid this way, you will pay a daily fee of $1.99.
Another option to get paid at Doordash is using the exclusive DasherDirect card. This card allows you to make instant deposits at no charge after each delivery. In addition, it offers other benefits such as gas rebates and the ability to use it at ATMs at no cost.