It would be great if, ... You could actually get enough shifts
This is a difficult review to write as in many ways the company is better than its main rival ubereats. When logged on, you (generally) get a steady stream of jobs plus the rate per drop is better and the distances are more manageable. Unfortunately though, the downside is that it is virtually impossible to book the shifts. Deliveroo operate a two stage booking system. Shifts are released on Mondays. People with priority access book at 11am and everyone else gets left untill 3pm, by which time everything is gone. Your only option at this point is to try and pick up cancellations. Deliveroo say you gain access to 11am by maximising your "statistics", which comprise, your % of late cancellations, your attendance rate and your super peak participation (number of bookings during the busiest periods). This is untrue, as I have maximised all these statistics and am still stuck at 3pm struggling to get shifts and having to travel to different areas trying to get bits and pieces here and there.
As I say, this would be an ok job if you could find a reliable and fair way of getting shifts, but as it is, it is a struggle and really stressful financially.
Reasonable average rate per hour (when you have a shift), manageable distances.
Extreme difficulty getting shifts.