Texas is a great place to be a delivery driver. Not only are there lots of friendly people, but there are also lots of friendly people in need of getting their items delivered! In this post, we’re going to explore three unique, local options and our top pick for the best delivery gig in Texas.
Delivering in Texas: why go local?
Unlike national companies like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub, local delivery services are focused on supporting their communities—including providing opportunities for locals to make quick, easy cash while helping their neighbors.
Here are some good reasons to stay local while delivering in Texas:
- Deliver with companies focused on local needs
- Share tips and tricks with other delivery drivers in your area
- Feel like you’re an important part of your local community
3 awesome options for Texas delivery drivers
Delivering with companies that share Texas values like friendliness and hospitality is just one benefit of staying local.
Some others include:
- Quick, easy cash on your terms
- Flexible hours
- Friendly customers
- Serving customers in unique and useful ways
- Opportunities to earn more through bonuses and referrals
Now, let’s take a look at three Texas delivery companies and see how well they measure up against the typical driver’s wish list.
Favor is a whole different kind of delivery service. Favor’s name comes from the idea of, “Hey, can you do me a favor?” With Favor, you’ll deliver everything from balloons for a party to dry cleaning. You not only get to make money, you get to do favors that make your community a better and happier place.
To run with Favor, you have to be 18 years or older, have an iPhone or Android, and have access to reliable transportation, whether it’s a car or a scooter. You’ll also have to pass a background check because you wouldn’t want anyone who didn’t pass to deliver a birthday cake to a kid’s party, right?
Favor is a Texas-born and Texas-focused delivery service, so you have the option to run for Favor in Austin, Dallas, Fort/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and many of the smaller communities surrounding these larger cities. These deliveries are focused on personalized customer service, different types of deliveries, plus the fact that Favor is so into local, community service, means you won’t be tripping over a bunch of other drivers or big company delivery services.
You can’t get more local than this company because Farmhouse delivers local food, including meat, groceries, produce and more – all sourced from organic farmers and based on sustainable practices. So far the company operates in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and surrounding areas.
Farmhouse likes to make it fun to work with its delivery service, and that means you can have a pretty low-key and relaxed experience. You’ll deliver a van packed with goodies to businesses like local restaurants and hotels. You’ll use the Farmhouse delivery driver app to report when each delivery is complete.
To qualify, you’ll need to be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and insurance, and the kind of personality that’s friendly and outgoing, because in addition to delivering, you’ll be promoting local food in Texas.
Although their operations aren’t just in Texas, Dropoff was founded in Austin and is very strong throughout the state and beyond. Founded in 2014 to compete in the same-day delivery market, Dropoff has found itself outperforming bigger companies. Their expansion has outpaced that of Uber’s same-day service, and now Dropoff is available in 16 states and between 20 and 30 cities.
In Texas, Dropoff operates in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. One of the things that makes this gig fun and unique is that you might do anything from delivering a small package to completing a catering setup for an office event. Dropoff has expanded into the medical field, training its drivers in HIPAA compliance, and having its drivers deliver medical supplies.
To qualify, you’ll have to have a solid knowledge of your city, be 21 years of age or older, Have a car, SUV, pickup truck, or van that’s less than 10 years old and also registered, insured, and inspected. You’ll need a current driver’s license and a clean driving record, of course, and you’re going to have to be able to operate a smartphone and apps. Your iPhone or Android phone must be no more than four years old.
Our pick for “Favor-ite” delivery gig in Texas
Looking at these three hot gigs, the one that sizzles most for drivers is Favor. The biggest reason is that it’s so flexible and accessible. Drivers can jump right in and start earning without getting hung up on taking a truckload of food or delivering different goods all over town.
With Favor, you’ll be able to stay in local neighborhoods, where you’ll deliver something everyone wants: a sense of relief and gratitude. You know what that means, right? You’re also likely to do quite well with tips. Think about it—how grateful would you be to the person who delivered your dry cleaning just in time for you to be able to pack for a weekend wedding?
As a Favor Runner, you’ll do more than drop off dinner—you’ll make life easier and better for people in your community.
Sign up for Favor today!