If you're reading this article, you've probably already signed up for Postmates. Before you can begin earning income as a delivery driver with Postmates, you must complete your application process and link the Postmates prepaid card that you received by mail with your welcome kit. After activating the card, Postmates will run a background check on you. People often have a lot of questions about the Postmates card when getting ready to drive. We are here to help you and this post will explain all you need to know about Postmates prepaid Card, what it is, how to activate it, use it and more.
To undesrtand what is the Postmates prepaid card, we propose you a little reminder about how does Postmates work. If you read our aricle What is Postmates, you alredy know that Postmates delivers food, drinks and retails to your home or office from restaurants/merchants.
Postmates uses the web interface or app technologies where people order from local restaurants and shops from their Postmates account. Postmates App is a cashless App. So, the customer needs to add a payment card in their account. This card will be used when they place an order.
As a Postmates Fleet driver you have to pick up and deliver the customer's order. Postmates drivers pay at the restaurant/shop for the customer’s order with a Postmates prepaid card when prompted by the Fleet App. The Fleet app may say “Payment required”. So, the Postmates prepaid card is a special credit card that all Postmates drivers receive with the welcome kit and it works like this:
This is the first and most important step because how we said, Postmates will not start the background check process until your card is not attached to your Postmates Fleet account. There are two ways to set up your card and for both you need a WiFi connection:
If you downloaded the App yet, please consult our guide to Postmates Fleet App. Follow our step by step tutorial to activate your card directly from the App:
Follow our step by step tutorial:
You need to use the card when you arrive at the pick up location and the Postmates Fleet App tells you to pay with the Card. At this point you need to provide your card to the cashier to pay for the customer's order.
The card is a prepaid card and has no funds on it until the Postmates driver has an order to pick up that requires payment. At that point it only had enough funds for that order. Once the payment is made then any remaining amounts are removed from the card. Here are some important point to know that every Postmates driver should know:
If you are a new Postmates driver, we suggest you consult our Postmates driver beginners guide.
Here are 2 steps to take immediately if your Postmates Card is lost or stolen
You can report your Postmates Card as lost or stolen to Postmates with this support form .
Postmates is a driver friendly company, they know that the Postmates card is an important tool of our job. You can order additional card in the Postmates shop without additional cost. "Better Safe Than Sorry", order an additional card right now!
Something seems to be going wrong with the card, your card is declined... The easiest solution would be to use your funds, but please don't do it. First of all, Postmates drivers are allowed a one-time use of personal funds, second there are better solutions. The following steps typically take care of most Postmates drivers issues:
Here are our answers to other most common questions.
The requirements for Postmates are minimal. Unlike the requirements to become a DoorDash driver , you do not need to schedule an in-person orientation. Postmates will send you the welcome kit at the mail address you entered during the application process.
If you didn't start the application process, we suggest you take a look at our step by step Postmates on boarding process So, if you are curious and would like to know what the welcome kit is, you are at the right place. The welcome kit includes everything you need to deliver with Postmates:
There are some important point to know:
No, first of all, Postmates drivers are independent contractor. Postmates, as well as Lyft, Uber, or DoorDash, don't pay for gas or tickets for car maintenance. You cannot use the card for yourself or personal use. We suggest you take a look at our guide to how much do Postmates drivers make. In addition, the Postmates card has no found when you do not accepted a delivery request and need to pick up an order.
You should carry the card always with you and be ready to use it if prompted by the app. You should never pay for any Postmates order that you have accepted for delivery with any form of payment other than the Postmates Driver Card.
If you are looking for some tips and tricks and best practices when delivering with Postmates, we suggest you take a look at our Postmates driver beginners guide. It is a good practice to check you have everything you need to complete your delivery jobs before going online, including your Postmates card.
If you lost your card, the merchant didn't accept Postmates Card but only cash, Postmates will reimburse you for paying for an order with cash or using your personal card. Here are some important things to know to get reimbursed for this.
Now you know everything about the Postmates prepaid card. How to set up and use the card and how to solve some common issues. So, you are ready to earn money driving for Postmates.
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