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How To Quit DoorDash Easily [Step-By-Step]

Do you feel like it’s time to move and try a new job opportunity? In this guide, we’ll show you how to quit DoorDash in two quick and easy steps.

Key Takeaways

  • Dashers can quit DoorDash anytime as they are independent contractors.
  • To quit, stop accepting deliveries and request account deactivation via support.
  • Consider reasons for quitting, such as job stability and financial impact.
  • Reapplying involves contacting support, verifying information, and possible retraining.

Can Dashers Quit at Any Time?

One of the perks of working for DoorDash is that Dashers can quit any time they please.

Because they’re independent contractors, there are no required number of hours they need to put in the company or minimum requirements they should fulfill before quitting the company.

As they have the flexibility and freedom to pick where and when they work, they also have the freedom to quit whenever they please.

Another advantage of being an independent contractor is that quitting DoorDash is quick and easy. Dashers will need to remove their scheduled deliveries.

Next, they’re required to contact DoorDash support to deactivate their account.

Once their account has been deactivated, all their personal data and all other information on the DoorDash database will be permanently removed.

How to Quit DoorDash

To quit DoorDash, follow these two basic steps:

Step 1: Stop Receiving and Completing Deliveries

After you’ve decided that working for DoorDash is no longer a suitable option for you, you first have to stop accepting and completing deliveries by removing all your scheduled shifts.

This allows you to keep your DoorDash account active for months on end without having to go through the deactivation process.

During that time, you can decide whether you actually want to leave the company for good or just need to take a break from the job for a while.

Step 2: Deactivate Your Account via DoorDash Support

If you truly no longer want to be a Dasher, your next step is to contact DoorDash support to ask them to deactivate your account so that you no longer receive delivery options.

Be prepared to provide the phone number and email address associated with your Dasher account.

Yet, before you do that, make sure there are no outstanding payments or any issues related to your account.

If there are, it’s important that you resolve them before deactivating your account to avoid any complications when terminating your account or if you ever decide to reapply to DoorDash in the future.

Also, if you still have DoorDash bags, cards, or other supplies after quitting, you should consider either returning them to the company or disposing of them accordingly.

Things to Keep in Mind While Quitting DoorDash

Quitting DoorDash may be a personal decision. But it’s never a bad idea to weigh all the pros and cons and assess your priorities before deciding to leave DoorDash once and for all.

Below are a few factors to consider while you’re quitting the delivery service company.

1. Reasons for Quitting

The first thing you have to do is think about the reason you’ve decided to quit DoorDash. Is it due to personal circumstances? Or do you wish to work in a different environment or pursue other job opportunities?

By understanding your motive for quitting, you’ll be in a better position to make an informed decision. It’ll prevent you from being hasty, making an impulsive decision,  then regretting it later on.

2. Job Stability

If your long-term career goals are working a stable, full-time job, then working for DoorDash may feel like a bit of a letdown.

It’s true that the company offers flexibility and allows Dashers to manage their own schedule and achieve a work-life balance. But, at the same time, it doesn’t offer the same level of stability as a traditional job.

3. Financial Implications

Is DoorDash your primary source of income? Then, before quitting, you’ll need to seriously consider the financial impact of quitting.

Write down your current earnings and compare them to your financial needs. If you can meet those needs or can come pretty close, without having to rely on DoorDash, then quitting shouldn’t affect your financial status for the most part.

If not, then you should consider putting off quitting until you’re able to gain a bit more financial footing.

4. Alternative Job Opportunities

The gig economy is vast and consists of a wide range of opportunities. So, you may want to leave DoorDash for a similar job but with better options.

Before quitting, make sure you research other delivery services or gig economy apps. Weigh the pros and cons to see whether they’ll be a better fit for you than DoorDash.

Reactivating and Reapplying After Quitting

As a Dasher, you’re an independent contractor, which means you’re not bound by a notice period for quitting. However, you still need to contact DoorDash support to request an official deactivation of your account.

Then, let’s say, several months down the road or even a year later, you decide to return to DoorDash. In this case, you’ll need to reapply to the company as a new employee, but you’ll also be likely asked why you previously chose to quit DoorDash and deactivate your account.

Here’s how:

1. Contact DoorDash Support

Just as you contacted DoorDash support to deactivate your account, you’ll need to do the same if you wish to reactivate it again.

You can do this by visiting the DoorDash Help Center either on the DoorDash Driver app or through the company website.

Be prepared to explain why you want to reactivate your account as well as answer any questions they may have.

2. Provide a Reason for the Deactivation

DoorDash support will ask you why you requested a deactivation in the first place. This is to ensure that you’ve resolved any possible issues you have in the past and that you’re ready to resume working for the company.

3. Verify your Account

One of the steps of reactivation and reapplying is to provide any type of identity verification document. This could be proof of insurance, a valid driver’s license, or another document.

Take the time to carefully read and follow their instructions.

4. Update Your Personal Information

Make sure your address, phone number, banking details, and other personal information are all up to date. This will help prevent any delays or hold-ups with your payments.

5. Vehicle Requirements

Just as you did when you were first starting out as a Dasher, you’ll need to certify that your vehicle meets the company’s requirements. While DoorDash doesn’t impose strict car requirements, the vehicle should be registered and in good condition.

Dashers must also have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and auto insurance.

6. Go Through a Background Check

As part of your reactivation, DoorDash will conduct a new background check. See to it that you meet all their requirements and, more importantly, that you have a clean driving record.

If any issues or matters of concern regarding your background check come up, make sure you handle them as soon as possible with DoorDash support.

7. Complete Training and Orientation

DoorDash might ask you to complete any new training and orientation sessions the company may have introduced since your deactivation.

This largely depends on how long your account has been deactivated. Although it never hurts to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest policies and procedures to ensure a seamless reactivation process.

8. Reactivation

After completing the necessary steps to reactivate and reapply to DoorDash, you’ll receive a confirmation email or a notification on your smartphone indicating that you’ve been re-accepted as a Dasher and that you can start to accept deliveries once again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Quit DoorDash at Any Time?

Because Dashers are categorized as independent contractors, that means you can quit DoorDash at any time.

So, if you feel that working for the company is no longer a valid option for you, remove your scheduled deliveries.

And if you want to permanently deactivate your account, contact DoorDash support.

Can You Make a Living Off DoorDash?

It’s certainly possible to make a living working for DoorDash. By consistently accepting and going through with deliveries, you can earn a decent weekly income.

Yet, the amount earned varies depending on a handful of factors, such as market demand, the number of hours worked during the week, and location.

Final Thoughts

The best part of working in the gig economy is the freedom and flexibility of the work schedule.

Even quitting is quick and painless, and the same also applies to DoorDash where employees have the freedom to stop doing deliveries and request the formal deactivation of their account through DoorDash support.

However, even though quitting may be quick and straightforward, it doesn’t mean the decision to quit should be rushed.

It’s important that you weigh out all your options, such as seeking alternative job opportunities. You’ll also need to consider the financial implications of quitting.

This will help you make an informed decision that best aligns with your short- and long-term goals, as well as your current personal circumstances.

Current Version
May 8, 2024
Written By Brett Helling
Update Details We rewrote the post from scratch to address previous quality concerns.

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