No one likes running errands.
Between full-time jobs, part-time jobs, side gigs, school, and family obligations, it’s hard to find time for things like grocery shopping and running to the post office.
To make life easier, many companies offer services that help people get things done.
One such service, Favor, helps people save time by running errands for them. They’ll pick up and deliver anything you need within an hour.
This type of service is hard to beat, and it’s why Favor is growing so quickly.
To run this operation, Favor employs a dedicated team of delivery drivers, known as Runners. Favor runners work by themselves and choose their own schedule, all while earning a decent wage.
This job is popular with college students, people looking to save for a vacation, or anyone in need of some extra cash, which, let’s face it, is most of us.
If working as a Runner sounds like it might be up your alley, read on to learn more. We’ll discuss everything you need to know about Favor and outline how to become a driver.
What is Favor?
Favor was launched in 2013 in Austin, Texas by Zac Maurias and Ben Doherty. It’s an on-demand delivery service that claims to deliver anything from anywhere in less than an hour.
Favor specializes in food deliveries. But, they’ll also deliver groceries, office supplies, dry cleaning, clothing, medicine, and more.
In fact, Favor prefers to call its Runners “personal assistants” instead of “delivery drivers.”
This is why the brand uses a bow tie as its logo, and why Runners wear tuxedo t-shirts as their uniforms.
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How Does Favor Work?
Favor operates almost exclusively through its mobile app. Customers download the app, search for the items they need, and place the order on their phones.
As a Runner, you’ll receive a notification when a customer places an order. It gives you the pickup and delivery details and shows you the minimum amount you’ll make on the delivery (before tips).
When you accept, Favor charges the customer’s credit card. Then, your payment is sent right to you.
That’s about it. Favor is a super easy way to get the things you need delivered to your door. You don’t even need to leave the couch!
Where is Favor Located?
After it’s initial launch in Austin, Favor branched out to cities all across the country. But now, it focuses exclusively on its home state of Texas.
Favor operates in all large and medium-sized markets in Texas. Here are a few places where they offer their services:
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth
- College Station
- San Marcos
You’ll find a complete list of all the cities where they operate on their website. Take a look at the list before you apply to see if working for Favor is an option for you.
If Favor isn’t available in your area, you can still get a delivery gig. Check out Postmates or UberEats. Those companies hire drivers in nearly every city in America.
Is There Anything Favor Won’t Deliver?
When we said that Favor will deliver anything, we may have been exaggerating.
There are definitely a lot of things they will bring you, but they also have to make sure their drivers are safe and that they’re not doing anything illegal.
So, they restrict certain items from passing through their drivers’ hands. In their Terms of Service, they say that customers aren’t allowed to use their platform to deliver illegal items.
Other than that, you should be good. However, all Runners are permitted to refuse deliveries if they think it’s necessary.
Therefore, if a customer arranges for the delivery of guns, or drugs, or anything else along those lines, the Runner is going to deny the order.
Favor is happy to deliver alcohol. BUT, they obviously can’t deliver it to kids. And they can’t let anyone spend more than $300 on alcoholic drinks either.
So, if you order some drinks for you and your friends, you’ll have to show a valid ID before the Runner can drop it off.
And if you want more than $300 worth of beer, wine, or liquor, you’ll have to head over to the store and pick it up yourself.