Deliveroo Riders Can Now Get Same-day Access to Earnings
● Riders can now easily access their earnings as early as the same day
● Instant ‘Get Paid’ feature will help riders manage finances, deal with unexpected bills or treat themselves
● The new feature is part of Deliveroo’s commitment to provide the flexible, well-paid work riders want
(Hong Kong, 19 June 2019) – Deliveroo riders in Hong Kong can now get paid quicker as part of a new initiative being introduced by the company. The leading food delivery service has launched ‘Get Paid’, which allows riders to opt to receive their fees as early as the same day at the tap of a button, should they wish to.
This new feature will help riders manage their finances, to access money in an emergency or simply if they need instant money. Whether it’s a student needing extra cash before their loan arrives, someone with a part-time job needing money to tie them over until their payslip arrives, or a parent needing funds to pay for an unexpected household bill, Get Paid will help ensure riders’ fees have access to their earnings when they need it most.
Riders in Hong Kong currently receive their earnings on a bi-weekly basis, however they can now also choose to get these earnings more quickly. If they want, riders can get their earnings on the same day if requested by midday, or on the following day if requested after midday; rather than waiting. It is completely riders’ free choice whether they want to make use of this new service.
This new feature reflects the changing world of work, with more and more people choosing flexible, on-demand ways of working to fit their lifestyle. Just as riders’ work is on-demand, many now also want to be able to access their earnings on-demand.
This new option for riders cements Deliveroo’s commitment to offering flexible work and attractive earnings. Riders can not only login and logout where and when they want, they can now get paid when they want.
Brian Lo, General Manager of Deliveroo Hong Kong, said, “The workforce today want flexible work that puts them in control of their hours and earnings, and Deliveroo is proud to continually innovate our offerings to deliver on these demands. ‘Get Paid’ empowers our outstanding fleet of riders, so they can enjoy more control over when and how they get paid. This is great news for riders and it’s an exciting step forward for Deliveroo in our ongoing push to offer the flexible, well-paid work riders want.”
Since its global launch in March, 70% of Deliveroo’s riders have used Get Paid, and up to 25% of active riders on a given day are using it to access their pay. Deliveroo is also seeing riders Get Paid more than once a week, at an average of every four to five days, with Sundays being the biggest day.
Mr. Leung, a 28 year-old Deliveroo rider in Hong Kong who is a part time rider and a full time car maintenance technician has tried the Get Paid feature, said, “Get Paid is a great option in case I need to access my pay earlier than expected. I appreciate that being a rider with Deliveroo means I get more choice and flexibility, which is essential for my busy lifestyle. I can decide when I want to work and access well-paid work on demand, and now thanks to Get Paid I can also access my earnings when I need them.”
Get Paid emerges on the heels of other recent Deliveroo initiatives to support the needs of riders in Hong Kong and help them enjoy well-paid, secure, flexible work from Deliveroo which can be combined with other responsibilities such as studying. In 2018 Deliveroo launched a completely free, first-of-its-kind insurance package for all on-demand self-employed Deliveroo riders in Hong Kong and worldwide. This year, Deliveroo is providing over 150 riders in Hong Kong with access to 13 first aid training courses administered by the Hong Kong Red Cross, to equip them with life-saving skills which can benefit the riders and the Hong Kong community where they live and work.
Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 80,000 best-loved restaurants, as well as 60,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with 2,500 employees in offices around the globe.
Deliveroo operates in over 500 towns and cities across 14 markets, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.
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