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    Doordash

    Just posted this on facebook to a local "Foodies of Place County" group and thought I would copy it here.
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    I started dashing recently to make some extra money, and thought I would give a little background on door dash in case people have never used it before.

    When you place an order door dash hits up the closest driver and offers them the contact. Drivers are private contractors so they can either accept or decline the gig.

    Pay for the gig starts or at $2 or $3 plus whatever you tip. Most drivers will decline any gig that does not at least pay them $1 per mile. They also take into account how far out of the way your place is. If it's somewhat central to other restaurants, and we can pick up another job quickly that's great, but if it's out in (listed a bunch of communities that are way out in the boonies) and we will have to drive back 15 minutes to get another job that gets factored into mileage.

    If your job gets declined a bunch then DD starts upping the pay until someone takes it, but that's going to take a while.

    Not saying you should tip any amount, I understand everyone had their own budget to deal with. Just thought I might give some background to how the system works.

    Ah, one other thing... there's a place when you order that allows you to send a message to drivers about delivery. If you are in a gated community, including the gate code is huge. If you are in apartments, directions to your building is vastly appreciated. Google maps usually just directs me to the main office or whatever, and I end up driving around for 10 minutes trying to find the building.
    A note that says "turn left when you enter the complex, follow the road until you see some dumpsters, we are the second building past that on the left" is wonderful!
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    Good info. What are door dash and other delivery services doing to prevent contamination? Is it better than getting To go and picking it up ourselves?

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    They have offered "no-contact" deliveries where your food is left in your doorstep and you are texted that it had arrived, but I think that is just window dressing. I only touch the handle of the food bag when I pick it up and drop it off. Otherwise no contact. I go through a ton of hand sanitizer during runs so hopefully I'm not contaminating things. That doesn't mean the people who prepped it aren't infected.

    Then again, I'm coming in contact with a lot more food prep people di my chances are elevated. Again, I'm doing all I can to not pass it along though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyelander View Post
    Again, I'm doing all I can to not pass it along though.
    And yet, you keep posting here. If I get it....I'm blaming you! (I kid...I kid)
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    There is also a Shopping Service called Shipt one of my friends wife has been doing that for months. You place the order, a Shipt driver goes shopping for it and delivers it to your door. I'm pretty sure most grocery stores also offer home delivery, though they might be a bit busy ATM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    There is also a Shopping Service called Shipt one of my friends wife has been doing that for months. You place the order, a Shipt driver goes shopping for it and delivers it to your door. I'm pretty sure most grocery stores also offer home delivery, though they might be a bit busy ATM.
    What is the cost for the service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    What is the cost for the service?
    It varies by the size of the order. I'd google it before using it.
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    Our local grocery stores have teamed up to do the same thing in order to combat the Sith Lords of Amazon. It’s been great for my MIL, who’s not really supposed to be out. Cost is $3.99 - $5.99, based on size of order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    There is also a Shopping Service called Shipt one of my friends wife has been doing that for months. You place the order, a Shipt driver goes shopping for it and delivers it to your door. I'm pretty sure most grocery stores also offer home delivery, though they might be a bit busy ATM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    Make sure to pronounce the P.
    I thought the P was silent?!

    Don't forget to tip your drivers.

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