When it comes to tipping there is a golden rule that applies to most case. This is that it is advisable to tip delivery drivers with around 10% to 20% of the standard cost of the order.
There is one basic exception to this rule an that is if your order cost is lower than $20 or equivalent. in which case it is advisable not to tip anything lower than $5.
Being a delivery driver can be tough, so we all want to give them the appreciation they deserve.
If you want to be fair to your delivery driver when tipping them you should consider factors such as weather, size of the order, how far are you from their starting point, if they had to take the stairs, and the overall effort your hero had to do to deliver your order on time and make your day happier.
How much to tip a Walmart delivery driver?
Although Walmart sets tips as optional, you might want to consider tipping your driver for their service.
The advisable amount is not that different of the one suggested for other delivery types: around 10% to 20% of the cost of the order and preferably not less than $5.
However, you should keep in mind that Walmart delivery drivers are not employed by Walmart but instead work for a third party app.
This means they don’t get any part of the fee you have paid Walmart for your order and client’s tips can be the main source of income they have.
Please, also keep in mind that this is just a suggested amount and you would have to be careful of not overtipping.
So, for example, if your order was over $300 for a small size order that was not too far away from home, tipping more than 10% might be too much.
Read more: Do You Tip Delivery Drivers?
How much to tip instacart delivery driver?
Same as Walmart, tipping Instacart delivery drivers is optional. However, they do suggest tipping at least a 5% of the total cost of your order and/or a minimum of $2.
One of the best things about Instacart is that you don’t need to decide immediately how much you want to tip during checkout and can make this decision based on your satisfaction with the service.
With Instacart tips can be made up to 24 hours after the order was delivered either via website or app. Another huge advantage is that Instacart ensures 100% of the tip you give goes to your delivery driver!
There is also a curious fact you should know about Instacart, which is, although tipping is optional, drivers will be able to see how much you are tipping before even accepting to deliver your order and might prefer to accept other customers requests instead.
In this case, being greedy can backfire and have you waiting for ages until someone accepts to deliver your products!
How much to tip Whole Foods delivery driver?
With Whole Foods, tipping is also completely optional which means you decide if and how much to tip. Same as with other delivery services, the advisable amount varies depending on factors such as weather, distance, size of the order, etc.
However, it is recommended to tip between 10% and 20% of the total amount of your order as long as this is not less than $5.
One of the interesting facts regarding Whole Foods tipping system is that the driver will never know who tipped them and how much they got tipped from each customer.
However, Amazon insists that this is all due to security reasons and the 100% of the tipping amount will go to your delivery driver.
How much to tip Dominos delivery driver?
When it comes to pizza and fast food deliveries, the tipping rules often change. For this case it is advisable to tip from $3 to $5 for orders that are not higher than $20.
For any amount higher than that, tipping a 10% to 20% of the total cost of your order is advisable, never less than $5 is the general recommendation).
Feel free to increase your tip if you had a kind and punctual driver that brought your order while still warm.
Other factors that you might want to consider are the distance from the restaurant, the weather, if it ‘s a peak hour and the quality of the service.
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How much to tip Costco delivery driver?
Costco orders are delivered by Instacart drivers so considerations for tippings are similar to the ones mentioned above in the Instacart section: optional, between 5% and 10% of your order’s price and /or a minimum of $2.
Also, similar as what it happens with Walmart, your delivery drivers doesn’t receive any fee from your order’s payment to Costco.
Rather, they receive a small percentage from Instacart and a big part of their income depends on customers tips.
How much to tip doordash delivery driver?
Similar to other food delivery services doordash applies the golden rule: at least 10% of the cost of your order or $5… whatever is higher.
It is also advisable to increase the tip in case there are special conditions: awful weather, superb service or if your driver had to travel 5 miles or more.
Doordash is one of those services that gives their drivers 100% of the tips from customers.
They also accept different payment methods (cash or online) and times (during checkout and after delivery), making it very easy for customers to reward their drivers.
How much to tip Target delivery drivers?
Target delivery drivers accept tips either on cash or online through the app and website.
Both tipping and the tip amount is completely optional, but as usual we advise to apply the 10% to 20% rule or at least $5.
If, for any reason, you can’t tip your driver, Target offers other feedback opportunities such as rating and comments.
So if you are really thankful to your driver and want to reward them for the good service but have some financial contraints, a 5 start feedback will surely make their day!
How much to tip Publix delivery driver?
Publix deliveries are made by Instacart drivers which means you can follow the same rules stated above in the Instacart section for tipping: choose an amount that is at least a 5% of the total cost of your order and/or a minimum of $2.
Remember that with Instacart 100% of your tip goes to your driver, so you can feel free to pay the exact amount you think they should receive for their service without deducting any fees.
Main advantage of this service? You can change the tipping amount up to three days after the delivery.
Awesome feature in case you reconsider the amount or wake up feeling generous on the next day.
How much to tip chinese food delivery driver?
Fast food delivery drivers are usually tipped from 10% to 20% of the cost of the order – usually a bit more depending on weather conditions or if it’s a peak orders time. Also, try not to tip any lower than $5.
However, when choosing how much to tip, you might want to take into account if they are working directly for the restaurant or for a third app, as this might mean they might get a part of the tip deducted or on the contrary, that they are already getting paid by their employer.
Read more: How Does Walmart Grocery Pickup Work?
How much to tip grocery delivery driver?
Although most of the times tipping is optional, the majority of customers prefer to tip their drivers for their service. The suggested amount ranges from $5 for small orders (as long as the distance is reasonable).
Another way to calculate the tipping amount is by giving them around 10% of the cost of your order.
In addition to the factors that you should consider and that were stated above (weather, distance, size), you should always take into account if this person is employed by the company you are buying from or if he/she is an independent contractor.
You should also consider the effort made: did they just collect your order and delivered it or did they have to get off of their vehicles, select the products, wait in line, etc.?
This is a key factor when considering the tipping amount!
How much to tip car delivery driver?
For this type of service the amount to tip might not be optional and depend on the company that is providing the service for you (some of them will offer you a range of tipping options to choose from).
In case it is optional, the “at least $5 rule” doesn’t usually apply and instead higher amounts are often the “go- to” option. The suggestion is at least a 10% of the cost of the service.
Some aspects you should consider when choosing the tipping amount are punctuality, professionality, communication, responsibility and overall service quality.
Most times the driver will be the company owner and will receive 100% of the tip provided.
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