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Catch up on this weeks delivery driver news, views and helpful job information starting with these links: 

3 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Delivery Service Business by Sarah Austin, Entrepreneur. #1. Customers want near-perfect execution. 

With food-delivery apps like Uber Eats, who’s actually making money? by Paul Solman, PBS News Hour. A business model that, at the moment, seems kind of shaky as it is. 

Open Street Dining Scrapped In Little Village After Struggling Business Owners Say A Closed 26th Street Would Hurt, Not Help by Mauricio Pena, Block Club Chicago. Businesses fear loss of access for delivery drivers and customer pickups. 

Square Announces On-Demand Delivery for Square Online Store Sellers by Yahoo! Finance. Sellers can get started with On-Demand delivery powered by Postmates now, with additional delivery partners coming soon. 

Restaurants Are at the Mercy of Delivery Apps, but Can they Survive the Pandemic Without Them? by Claire Kelloway, Civileats. Just four delivery app companies control 98 percent of all restaurant sales, with sky-high commissions and fees. Restaurants that have shifted to delivery-only are seeking solutions.

Voilà by Sobeys Home Delivery Debuts by Abby Keckler, The Progressive Grocer. Voilà by Sobeys delivers groceries to customers’ doors in one-hour delivery windows after ordering online or through the Voilà mobile app. Starting today, customers in Vaughan, Ontario, can use the service. 

Through thick and thin, pizza delivers by Sue Wade, Sun Port Charlotte, FL. A 265-vote poll of local social media showed people ordering pizza an average 2.6 times a month during the pandemic. 

Jobs Report

DriveFreedom concentrates on identifying delivery driver jobs in the USA and Canada. Some of the articles this week contain gig recruitment information in several cities. Generally delivery driver are in demand this week. There may be confusion, ebb and flow, of delivery orders as some cities reopen restaurants and bars while some cities close again with the ongoing coronavirus threat.

Food takeout and middleman apps are under pressure from authorities as reported by the media, with alternative platforms and restaurants employing drivers directly.

DriveFreedom is one such platform, seeking to match delivery drivers and businesses through a p2p ‘classified ads’ directory model. Think Criagslist for drivers services. Just much prettier and more high tech! 

For Drivers

DriveFreedom has identified thousands of delivery jobs available in the USA and Canada. If you want to be matched to businesses offering gigs then you are invited to register at https://drivefreedom.io

If you are from Central Florida we have a pilot program you simply must join! We are concentrating marketing in this region to boost gig offers. Learn more at https://drivefreedom.info/driver-services/help-a-delivery-driver-project-in-central-florida/. Support the cause of better gigs, directly from local businesses. 

For Businesses

Restaurants, grocers, wine merchants and all others are requested to let us know of delivery driver needs. We specialize in introducing independent own-car delivery drivers (usually 1099 classification) to you. It’s a service for our driver members. 

By boosting your own direct orders you can fight against the predatory commission rates of apps like UberEats and DoorDash. We want to help supply you with drivers you can interview. Best of all it’s free service as we grow. Seriously, no fees of any kind!

Don’t delay, place a free ‘Request a Driver’ listing at https://drivefreedom.io. We match you with drivers we have reviewed and constantly evaluate by feedback. Let’s grow your driver supply together.  

For Media

We hope you will give us a heads up in our fight against middleman apps. Our mission is to help drivers get gigs directly and build long term relationships with customers.

We use a direct p2p ‘classified ad’ listing model with free and low cost subscription ads. We never charge commission or delivery fees. Drivers and businesses can keep the difference. With your help we will expand to your city and benefit drivers and businesses. How does that sound? 

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