Welcome to Boston!

DoorDash Questions? We now have resources available! See our orientation presentation and our support guide!

Signing Up to Be a Dasher?

We are accepting dasher sign ups for the following modes of transportation: car, bicycle, scooter, and motorcycle

Sign Up Here!

Referral Bonus - 

As a REFERRAL BONUS, earn $100 for every person you refer to be a dasher. You can send in-app invites to your friends and have them apply! Your friend will also receive $50 so it's a WIN-WIN! Bonuses are paid out if the referred dasher completes 40 deliveries within 30 days of applying.

Office Hours and Location

18r Shepard St, Brighton, MA 02135.
We are located on the 2nd floor in S250. We are NOT in the brick building in the front. Also, make sure to type in "Brighton." We are NOT in Cambridge.

Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (On 10/06 - Closing at 4:00 pm)
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (On 10/07 - CLOSED)
  • Sunday: CLOSED

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Dorchester Panera Bread - Thursday, 08/31/17 - 8 Allstate Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125
Located inside the Panera in Dorchester; please look for a woman with DoorDash gear and a DoorDash sign. DO NOT call Panera or ask their employees about DoorDash. They will not be able to help you with DoorDash-related inquiries.

  • Thursday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Natick Shopping Center Panera - Natick Panera - 841 Worcester St Natick, MA 01760 (Off Route 9)
Located inside the Panera in the mall; please look for a person with DoorDash gear and a DoorDash sign. DO NOT call Panera. They will not be able to help you with DoorDash-related inquiries.

  • Monday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Everett Panera Bread - 27 Mystic View Rd, Everett, MA 02149
Located inside the Panera; please look for a person with DoorDash gear and a DoorDash sign. DO NOT call Panera. They will not be able to help you with DoorDash-related inquiries.

  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dasher Pay

Regular DoorDash orders:

Dashers are paid per order. Pay can vary based on the time, distance, and complexity of an order. For instance, a 5 mile order will usually pay more than a 2 mile order. We do our best to ensure that dashers are paid fairly. For more details, please visit our New Dasher Pay Model FAQs page. 

Special DoorDash Drive orders:

These are our MOST important orders that we offer to top dashers and we GUARANTEE a certain MINIMUM amount per order. If $5.50 (or $6 in Downtown DC) per delivery + 100% of tip paid by the customer is less than that, then we make up the difference! 

DoorDash Drive orders are traditionally larger and may require more time to complete (find out more details on DoorDash Drive here). Here are two examples:

  • Ex 1: $15 guaranteed minimum earning on an order. I am given a $20 tip; DoorDash still pays the $5.50 per delivery rate. I make $25.50 on this order.
  • Ex 2: $20 guaranteed minimum earning on an order. I am given no tip; DoorDash pays the $5.50 per delivery rate, plus an additional $14.50 shown as “Extra pay.” I make $20 on this order.

DoorDash Drive receipts:

At select Drive merchants, Dashers will be able to collect a paper receipt at pickup, get that receipt signed by the customer and submit a photo of the signed receipt at drop off. If a customer adds a tip when signing the receipt, that tip will be added to your pay.  Pro Tip: most restaurants have No Tip Solicitation Policy for catering orders. They do not want drivers to ask for a tip when the receipt is being signed. Pro Tip: some customers submit their tip when they place the order. When that happens, your tip will already be in your app. All receipts and tips will be reviewed by DoorDash and the merchant. Any fraudulent tip activity will result in immediate deactivation and legal action.

For more information on DoorDash Drive, please see this page.

Market Operating Hours and Hotspots

Boston, Cambridge / Somerville, and Brookline / Newton: 
Sunday - Wednesday: 6:30AM - 12:00AM (midnight)
Thursday - Saturday: 6:30AM - 1:30AM

Belmont / Waltham and West Roxbury / Dedham:
7 days a week: 10:30AM - 10:30PM

Quincy / Braintree:
Monday - Friday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Saturday - Sunday: 10:30AM - 10:30PM

Wellesley and Melrose:
7 days a week: 4:00PM - 10:30PM

Hotspots

Hotspots are located on where DoorDash expects orders to be placed. Dashers are more likely to receive an order if they are closer to the restaurant from which a customer orders.

Boston
Hang out near Back Bay

Brookline / Newton
Hang out near Coolidge Corner or Chestnut Hill

Cambridge / Somerville
Hang out near Harvard Square or Central Square

Belmont / Waltham
Hang out around the Belmont commuter stop (downtown Belmont)

West Roxbury / Dedham
Hang out around Roxbury Latin School (2075 Centre Street) or Dedham Mall (173 Washington Street)

Quincy / Braintree
Hang out around South Quincy (352 Water Street, Quincy MA 02169)

Wellesley
Hang out around Wellesley Square (13 Central Street, Wellesley MA 02482)

Scheduling

New dash schedules are released on a rolling 6-day schedule at 10:00 AM. For example, the schedule released on Tuesday is for the following Monday.

Dasher Deactivations

Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information. Dashers who fall below the listed thresholds may be subject to deactivation.

Minimum Rating: 4.3

Minimum Completion Rate: 80%