courier happily walking

5 Reasons Why You Should Become An On-Demand Courier

Looking for a part-time gig that doesn’t suck? Tired of being told when you have to work, and begging for time off? Ready to ‘stick it to the man’ and become your own boss?

Thanks to the wildly popular onslaught of on-demand, app-based services, there’s plenty of opportunities for folks who prefer non-traditional employment over being tied to a desk.

Here’s the top 5 indisputable reasons why you should stop searching through the ‘help wanted’ ads, get off the couch, and sign up to be an on-demand courier:

1. Earn Up to $25 (or more) Per Hour!

On-demand couriers can earn a downright decent hourly wage – up to $25 or more, depending on variables like the total distance travelled, the amount of tips you earn, and the overall volume of deliveries. Obviously, the more you hustle, the more you’ll earn per hour!

While pay rates vary between on-demand courier companies, most pay a minimum flat rate for each package you deliver, plus you’re compensated for every kilometre you travel after that.

For example, ParcelPal’s base rate is $4 – that covers the first four kilometres, and each additional kilometre costs 0.75 cents. Couriers with ParcelPal earn 80% of the total delivery charge paid bi-weekly, so a quick 10km jaunt nets the courier $6.80, plus 100% of any tips!

2. Set Your Own Schedule

Want to work a whole lot of hours, or just a few every week? When you sign on as an on-demand courier, you’re an independent contractor, which means you get to choose when you work, and when you don’t.

3. Get Paid to Walk, Run or Ride

Why pay for a gym membership when you can actually get paid to burn calories? As an on-demand courier, you can use your own personal vehicle to make your deliveries, even if your ride is pedal-powered.

Prefer to walk, run, blade or catch a bus? No problem! You’re in complete control of how you transport your deliveries to your customer, so why not pay for that bus pass by using it to make some on-demand shipments?

4. You don’t need a degree

Most on-demand courier companies are searching for couriers who are friendly, reliable and motivated to deliver great customer service – with, or without a college degree! There’s no special experience or training needed to become an on-demand delivery person – you just need to have a can-do attitude, a clean criminal record check, and an iOS or Android smartphone.

5. You’ll Meet Awesome People

Whether you’re new to the city or you’re one of those rare ‘from here’ Vancouverites, when you work as an on-demand courier, you’ll discover awesome people and amazing places you never knew were part of your ‘hood.

Ready to get started? Click here to partner with ParcelPal as an on-demand courier today.