A good mechanic uses good tools, and a good delivery driver should too. If you want to increase your pizza delivery tips and income, then you need tools that make your job easier.
A cell phone. Cell phones are pretty cheep and ubiquitous these days. They are also the most useful tool in the driver’s arsenal. If you like, you can call every single customer and let them know you’re on your way. If you’re lost, you can call for directions. If you have any problems, you can call your store. The list goes on and on. If most of your shifts are in the evening, you can probably save money by choosing a plan with free nights and weekends.
A log book with a folder. Use this to keep track of your good (and rotten) customers, your tips, gas receipts, auto maintenance receipts, etc. If you figure out any addressing weirdness for particular areas, note these as well. Over time you’ll collect a huge knowledge base. If you really like analyzing data, you can use this data to plug your tips into excel and make charts and graphs.
A good city map with sectors and an index. You can often find these at gas stations. If you like gadgets, you could also use a GPS device or an iPhone. Some cell phones even have a GPS map built in. Keep in mind, though, that your car is a target for robberies. Any digital goodies you have, you need to keep them safe.
An LED Flashlight. I like LED lights because they’re inexpensive, bright, and tend to last a long time. You’ll need this when you’re making deliveries, examining your car, whacking dogs over the head. I prefer a pocket size flashlight, but some drivers like the idea of a full baton-style maglite.
Leather gloves. These are great if you have to do any auto maintenance like changing a tire or checking your oil. Also, you’ll probably get gas at least once during your shift. Rather than get gas all over your hands, use these gloves to keep your hands clean and baby soft;)
These tools are only the essentials, the basics. If you want to learn about the other tools you can use to increase your pizza delivery income, then order Pizza Confidential today.