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I’ll always remember what my Finnish friend Miku (who’s living in Riga) said after I told him that food delivery service Wolt launched in our city –
‘YESSS! My prayers have been answered!!!’
Wolt originates from my friend’s hometown Helsinki, and while there are hundreds of food delivery apps in the region, Wolt is the only one that’s:
- Broken the 700’000 customer mark
- Gotten Apple’s prestigious Editors’ Choice award for its UX
- Secured investment and board members from multi-billion euro companies like Skype, Nokia & Supercell
Obviously, I signed up as the Wolt courier partner! Now let’s see what’s it like to deliver food for Wolt.
It’s your call what means of transportation you’ll use for delivering food.
In Riga, you can choose from 2 options:
1) Bicycle (including all kinds of scooters), and
2) Car (or motorcycle).
In certain cities, the 3rd option – your legs (walking) – exists, but it’s not available in Riga so let’s disregard it.
I chose to deliver food by car because it was cold outside yesterday. ☃ In addition to climate control, the delivery radius is increased compared to that of bicycles, which means more money for longer deliveries. However, they say that you’d actually earn more €/hour if you delivered food with a bicycle because you could avoid traffic (😉) and you’d save on fuel.
In contrary to certain taxi companies, Wolt doesn’t discriminate against more mature cars with 2 doors so instead of renting a car, I could deliver food with my own 2003 Audi TT. Yes, the fuel cost for driving around in the city a lot is high but it’s fast (I was beating the clock on average by 10 minutes), I’m used to it and it’s super comfy. 😇
Chained deliveries work like Uberpool but for food deliveries – instead of always picking orders up and delivering them 1 by 1, Wolt algorithm sometimes suggests you pick multiple separate orders up from different restaurants first and only then drop them off at hungry people living close to each other.
When chained deliveries happen, the hourly rate increases and you get more money!
Doing nice things
Food is our #1 need. Delivering food to hungry people makes me feel like my imaginary karma points are going through the roof; especially yesterday when I delivered food to a hungry person with a broken leg who’s living on the 5th floor without an elevator. 🤗
Minimum hourly rate
There’s a minimum hourly rate (if you’ve booked your hours on the app), and if nobody is hungry in the city, you can slack in your car and still get paid.
Everyone is super friendly
Especially the restaurants because Wolt couriers are their heroes! Yesterday I got a discount at a restaurant, and one anonymous restaurant owner donated me a bottle of beer past 22.00 (when alcohol in bottles is not sold anymore). 😍
Here are the stats:
15 food deliveries
9h 30min food delivering time
72 km driven
€45.62 Revenue (including tips)
– €5.94 Microenterprise Tax
– €10.76 Fuel (Audi TT was hungry 😋)
– €2.00 Car Depreciation
€26.92 Net Profit (€2.83/hour)
It’s before bonuses. 😏
Wolt offers weekly monetary bonuses to their heroes for beating X orders/week and/or delivering food during rush hours in the weekend. The bonuses vary between €0.80-1.50 per order as far as I know.
If I’d done more orders by delivering food for many days in a week, then 1) €0.80 bonus per delivery would increase my Net Profit to €37.12 (€3.91/hour), 2) €1.50 bonus per delivery would increase my Net Profit to €46.04 (€4.85/hour).
In addition to bonuses, you could optimize and 1) use a less hungry car than an Audi TT (or a bicycle ☃), 2) deliver food during the announced rush hours only, therefore having no time to slack in the car without orders like I did, and 3) get a VAT number and deduct VAT paid for fuel. If you have a VAT number, Wolt pays the VAT on top of the payment.
Would you like to sign up and become a Wolt hero and feed hungry people? Click here, choose your country and fill in the form!
Haven’t yet ordered food with Wolt? You’re missing out!!! 😋
Do you have any questions or comments? Leave them below and I’ll reply!