I am personally closing in on the 3500 mark of completed dashes. In all honesty, it really doesn't seem like I have done that many, but when you think about it, if a dasher is doing 10 dashes every single day, that is around 70 dashes a week, which is 280 dashes in a month. Let's round that off and say a little bit more dashes are done during the month and say that a person completed 300 dashes a month. In a years time that is 3600 dashes completed.
I cannot recall if Doordash sent me anything when I completed my 100th dash. I think that I remember something like a congratulations or something like that, but I cannot recall. When my 1000th dash was completed I definitely received something from Doordash. No! It was not a bonus or anything like that, it was just a lousy email showing me that they appreciate my efforts. I have included a pic below.
Yes, this is what dashers will receive when they complete their 1000th dash. Nothing more - nothing less. Well, actually I have heard a few stories about dashers receiving Doordash sweaters upon reaching milestones. Again, this is only something that I have heard. Even if it were true, I do not believe in free advertising so if I were given one I personally would not ever wear it. As somebody that has paid to advertise a business in the past, I know advertising cost money and is not free. I don't even like my shoe brand showing, or my vehicles make for that matter. Why should they get free advertising from me? I already paid for your product. You want me to advertise your brand? You better start paying me!
Back to the point though about lifetime Doordash deliveries. It would be nice if Doordash gave dashers a little bonus money when they completed a certain amount of dashes. I am not whining or anything, Doordash does not have to give out anything. It is their company and they can do as they please, but it would sure make us dashers feel a little bit better if we knew we had an extra $5, $10 or $20 with our name on it when we completed a certain milestone of dashes.
Doordash should give bonuses for 100, 1000 and 5000 lifetime deliveries completed
Here is my personal recommendation. Upon completing 100 deliveries, give the dasher a $5 bonus. Doordash as a company has surely made over a $5 profit from those 100 orders. The least that they can do is give back $5 to show their appreciation. At 1000 dashes, a $10 bonus would be nice. Think about it, if Doordash made an average of 50 cent profit per order for those 1000 orders (We know it is much more than that!) it would be $500 they made of of those 1000 deliveries. A small kickback of $10 would be nice. It is a small price to pay to make a dasher happy and keep them a little bit loyal to you instead of always searching out similar type companies and looking for something better. A nice gesture goes a long way! At 5000 lifetime dashes, a $20 bonus would be sufficient. That is a lot of dashes that a dasher has done for the company. A $20 reward would certainly be a kind gesture for all of that money that this particular dasher has made for the company.
All of this is food for thought. Like I said, Doordash does not have to pay us anything for the amount of lifetime deliveries that we do. They never said that they would so we cannot complain about it. The whole topic was just something that I was thinking about the other night. If you think about it, the lifetime deliveries that is shown to us really serves no real purpose except to entertain us. Happy dashing!