Today’s economy is more gig-driven than ever before. A huge number of workers are employed in customer service sectors, including delivery services. Companies such as Groupon pay independent contractors by the delivery, which the contractors themselves are responsible for performing on time. Anyone who has ever worked for a delivery service knows that it’s all about speed. However, getting the package to its destination on time isn’t the only consideration. Read on to check out some tips for delivering goods for Groupon.
Two Wheels Are Better Than Four
As noted, time is often of the essence when delivering Groupon goods. Getting anywhere on time in the city can, unfortunately, be a huge hassle. Getting there in a car can be absolutely impossible. That’s why many successful Groupon deliveries are performed by motorcyclists, or even bicyclists. These two-wheeled modes of transportation can be much more effective in high-traffic situations.
Safety Is Key
Although motorcycles and scooters are often able to get riders and their precious cargo to their destinations faster, they can also present more hazardous situations. Drivers are often less than aware of motorcyclists on the road, and motorcyclists in turn sometimes make dangerous decisions for the sake of meeting a deadline. Always wear a helmet, and keep in mind that losing a job is better than losing a life or facing serious injury.
Consider Training Courses
The majority of motorcycle accidents actually occur during short trips around town. Most riders involved in accidents have not received any kind of formal training. Learning how to ride from friends and family, or even being self-taught, doesn’t give riders the same advantage as taking courses that specifically focus on safe practice in cities. These courses can also help riders improve their delivery times without sacrificing rider safety to do so.
Invest in Adequate Gear
The worst thing someone delivering goods in an official capacity can do is lose the package en route. Be sure to invest in adequate storage gear such as saddlebags or a sufficiently large trunk to ensure that this can’t happen. If the package is too large to safely transport by motorcycle or scooter, don’t attempt to.