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How to Choose the Right Uber Eats Bag for Food Delivery

Looking for a legit Uber Eats bag? Find out where to buy them and what to look for to ensure they pass Uber’s validation requirements.

Key Takeaways

  • Purchase Uber Eats bags from partner retailers or local shops.
  • Look for thick insulation, durable straps, and appropriate size.
  • Follow steps to validate your delivery bag through the Uber Eats app.
  • Bags can be unbranded, but must meet size and insulation requirements.

Where to Buy Uber Eats Bag

There are two major ways to purchase delivery bags. The first is through Uber Eats’s partner retailers, and the second is through your trusted local shops.

Partner retailers include Uber Eats Shop by Bluemark, Wear Your Brand, Detpak, etc. Upon approval of your driver registration, Uber will send you a link to their partner retailers where you can purchase your food delivery bag. Items purchased from these links are Uber-approved and ready to use.

Nothing is stopping you from purchasing your bag elsewhere, though. Uber accepts externally purchased delivery bags, provided they pass the validation process, which we’ll discuss later in this article. Great platforms to shop are Amazon and Walmart for their vast bag inventory.

Features to Look for When Buying Food Delivery Bags

Some drivers agree that shopping for delivery bags at local shops is more affordable. If you want to go this route, make sure to include the following in your checklist:

  • Thick Insulation: Delivery bags should have quality insulation to keep hot and cold items at the right temperature. Closed-cell foam insulation is a great material for starters.
  • Durable Shoulder Straps: Find bags with reinforced stitching on stress points like the shoulder area where you hoist them. Durable materials like nylon, polyester, or reinforced canvas are great picks.
  • Appropriate Size: Find bags that fit Uber’s minimum size requirement of 44cm width, 35cm depth, and 40cm height. That’s approximately 17.32″ x 13.78″ x 15.75″.
  • Ease of Cleaning: Hygiene and maintenance are crucial for a bag’s longevity. Find one with wipeable surfaces or removable inserts and liners for easier cleaning.
  • Waterproofing: Getting water-resistant bags helps protect food from spills or rain while in transit.
  • Ventilation: Go for bags with quality ventilation design, featuring mesh inserts to allow air circulation while preventing heat and cold from escaping. This prevents condensation buildup, which is a common culprit for making food soggy.

With a sturdy delivery bag, you’re guaranteed long-lasting material you can use while driving for Uber Eats across various locations.

Guide on Validating Your Delivery Bag

As part of Uber’s commitment to deliver quality goods to clients, they’ve established specific requirements you need to pass before you can use your bag.

Step 1: Take a Photo of Your Delivery Bag

Have your bag ready, and ensure you comply with the following guidelines:

  • Show the thermal insulation material in the shot
  • Show your identity card, ensuring your name and photo are clear
  • The bag must be in pristine condition

You need to submit one photo capturing the bag and your ID (in one image)!

Step 2: Submit the Photo

Upload and submit the image through your Uber Eats driver app. It’ll be tagged as ‘Pending’ until the approval process is completed.

Step 3: Track the Approval

The standard turnaround time for bag approval is 72 hours. If approved, your submission status will show ‘Active.’

Any outstanding items or additional documents will be listed on the app. You just need to tap on each one to upload and submit it for review. Keep in mind that you can only start earning as an Uber Eats driveronce your account is active. This means all validations and approvals should be completed.

Already have an active account? Don’t miss these tips on how to earn $1,000 with Uber Eats.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Do Food Delivery Bags Cost?

It varies depending on where you buy it. Uber Eats Shop sells branded tote bags for $11.79 each. Amazon has a variety of options that can start at $22. Factors like size and material significantly impact the cost of the item.

Yes, you can. Uber accepts a food delivery bag without their brand logo, provided that it’s insulated and passes the standard minimum size requirement of 44cm x 35cm x 40cm.

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