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Amazon Fresh Tips: Do You Tip Drivers? How Much?

Delivery services for groceries have rapidly gained popularity as a time-saving and convenient service to shoppers. Without dealing with the … Read more

Delivery services for groceries have rapidly gained popularity as a time-saving and convenient service to shoppers.

Without dealing with the crowds and queues at the supermarket, you can just make an order and have your food delivered to your home.

Like other grocery delivery services, Amazon Fresh strongly suggests tipping the delivery person.

However, if this is your first time using Amazon Fresh, it might be challenging to know how much to tip the drivers.

This article will guide you on how to leave an Amazon Fresh tip and the amount you will need to tip the driver.

Should You Tip Amazon Fresh Drivers?

The answer to this question is subjective and based on your level of satisfaction with the driver’s performance and your level of appreciation toward them.

That said, it’s highly recommended you tip your Amazon Fresh drivers.

As stated previously, tipping is not required, but it is a nice gesture to demonstrate gratitude for the time the delivery driver has saved you.

How Much Should You Tip Amazon Fresh Drivers?

Amazon adds a $5 tip to your cart automatically.

If you want to keep things simple, you can leave it that way.

Most customers won’t change the $5 tip until they know how the driver did.

Considering that the minimum order in many cities is $35, a $5 tip is about 14 percent.

Since most people in the service industry tip between 10% and 15%, this is not bad for most drivers.

But you should also consider other things, like whether they delivered all of your food between the times you asked for, in good condition, and according to your delivery instructions.

Then a tip of 20% to 30% of your total amount would be enough.

Who Gets Amazon Fresh Tips?

Amazon Fresh drivers keep 100% of their tips, which make up a significant portion of their paycheck!

Just as you would tip a waiter at a restaurant, it’s best practice to tip your Amazon Fresh driver.

Why Should You Tip Amazon Fresh Drivers?

Tipping is not required for Amazon fresh deliveries, although it is often appreciated and may brighten the delivery person’s day.

They are not Amazon workers; instead, they are independent contractors.

Furthermore, Amazon delivery personnel earn slightly above the minimum wage.

Amazon’s fresh drivers usually consist of everyday people trying to make ends meet by having a side hustle.

These workers often do not get generous compensation, enviable benefits, company-issued vehicles, and the like.

Despite this, Amazon Fresh delivery personnel are on a tight schedule.

Giving tips to Amazon Fresh drivers is a great way to support members of your community.

How Much Do Amazon Fresh Drivers Make?

According to Glassdoor,  Amazon Fresh delivery drivers earn a base pay of $20.

They also earn an average estimated payment of $31 per hour.

 Additional payment could include cash bonuses, commissions, tips, and profit sharing.

Do Amazon Fresh Drivers See Tips?

Amazon Fresh drivers can’t see how much each customer tipped.

Instead, drivers can see the subtotal of tips at the end of each day, but it doesn’t show how much each customer gave.

This system keeps customers’ information private and ensures drivers can get their tips daily.

How to Tip an Amazon Fresh Driver

After choosing the groceries you want on your AmazonFresh portal, you will go to checkout to pay for your order.

Look for a “Tip” label near the bottom of the layout.

It should have put in a default amount of $5, but you can change it before paying.

Can You Change an Amazon Fresh Driver Tip?

You can change the tip for the Amazon Fresh delivery driver at any time.

If fact, there are several options:

  • Before checkout
  • After checkout, but before delivery
  • Up to 24 hours after delivery

Sometimes you can’t give a tip right when your groceries are delivered, but changing the tip after delivery lets you give a big tip to a good driver if you think they did a great job.

How to Change an Amazon Fresh Driver Tip

Once you’re on the checkout screen for your order, you’ll have the option to change your tip.

Look for the “Tip” label at the bottom of the screen and add the amount you want.

Click save when you have completed it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about tipping Amazon Fresh drivers

Do Amazon Fresh drivers pack the groceries?

No, store employees will pack the groceries, and Amazon Fresh drivers will deliver the packed groceries to your doorstep.

Do Amazon fresh drivers drive their own cars?

Yes, Amazon Fresh delivery drivers use their own vehicles.

Drivers for Amazon Fresh operate via a platform called Amazon Flex, which enables individuals to choose their own hours and use their own cars like that of the grocery delivery service Instacart and taxi service Uber.

Final Thoughts

It is important to tip delivery drivers when using services such as Amazon Fresh because of their convenience.

A tip of $5 is automatically included in your Amazon Fresh checkout to cover the basic delivery service fee.

However, changing your tip to reflect 15-20% of your order total is best, especially if you have placed a larger order.

It is important to remember that if you are paying for your Amazon Fresh products with a gift card, the spot where you may leave a tip will not be available to you.

In this situation, you are welcome to use your credit card to pay for all or part of your purchase, including the tip for your driver.

To earn a living salary for delivering groceries for Amazon Fresh, each driver depends on customers’ tips.

When placing an order for groceries delivery via Amazon, it is appropriate for each client to provide a tip of at least five dollars.

Comment below if you found this article useful and how much you tip your Amazon Fresh delivery drivers.

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