Stuart is a leading logistics platform linking businesses to independent couriers. Stuart was founded in Paris in 2015 and opened their London office in 2016 during their European expansion.
Stuart focuses on last-mile delivery. This is the last leg of a supply chain’s operation where the parcel reaches its final destination: the customer.
Stuart is not just a food delivery company. You could find yourself delivering all manner of things, but food delivery is a big part of a Stuart delivery driver’s day, as they work in partnership with Just Eat, Ocado, and Nespresso.
On this page is all the important information you need to know to become a Stuart delivery driver, including rates of pay and details on how to compare food courier insurance.
What does a day as a Stuart delivery driver look like?
This is very much down to yourself as you are your own boss, managing your workload using the Stuart App.
You will be able to answer requests as and when you are free or plan ahead by estimating how long each job will take to complete. You will then be able to pick up the parcel or food from participating restaurants and clients before taking it directly to the address of your customers.
Depending on where in the country you work, demand may be higher. For example, if you are in London, the demand for a courier can be high compared to somewhere like Wakefield.
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What are the requirements for Stuart drivers to start delivering?
To start with Stuart, the application process is quick and easy. You will need to take the Stuart quiz to check your suitability for the role before uploading the required documents via the online application form. Here is what you need to start delivering with Stuart;
Full driving license
If you plan to deliver by car, moped, or scooter, you will require a full driving license that allows you to drive in the UK.
Your own vehicle
Stuart accepts car, moped, and scooter drivers as well as bike riders. Depending on the city you are working in, different modes of transport will suit different environments.
A bank account
You will need a bank account, as payment is made by a weekly direct bank transfer; this is always on a Tuesday.
Right to work in the UK
Before starting with Stuart, you will need to provide the documentation showing your eligibility to work in the UK.
You will need a smartphone to download the Stuart App that sends through available jobs.
You must be over 18 to start work in the UK as a courier with Stuart.
Valid motor insurance
If you are using a car or scooter, you will need to prove that you have valid food delivery insurance for the vehicle.
What insurance will you need as a Stuart delivery driver?
If you already have a car or scooter you plan to use for deliveries, you will already have cover in place for daily use. However, to use a motor vehicle as part of your business, self-employed or otherwise, you will need a hire and reward insurance policy.
Hire and reward insurance is needed if you transport passengers or people’s goods for payment.
Thankfully, we can help at Utility Saving Expert. Our food delivery insurance comparison tool lets you compare the best deals that will help you save money and free you up to start your new job.
Prices will vary depending on the vehicle type, size of the vehicle engine, and policy you choose, but our comparison tool will help you find the perfect policy for you.
As well as the cover needed for car or scooter delivery, there is also the option to find cover for your bike. Cycling liability policies will cover you against accidents you are at fault for that cause damage to buildings, vehicles, or injury to people.
You might also want to consider bike insurance to cover theft, damage or loss as you will rely on the bike to work.
What are the benefits of working for Stuart delivery?
When you are working for Stuart, you can have as much flexibility as you like to be your own boss and work to your own schedule.
By using the app, you can accept the jobs that suit you, meaning you can work as little or as often as you want, carrying out deliveries for Stuart. This is ideal if you fit this around other responsibilities or have taken this on as an extra job to earn some extra money.
How much do Stuart couriers get paid?
Stuart offers two options for how you can work, and these options have different rates of pay. There are also different rates for London and non-London deliveries that are covered below.
You can be paid for your time by booking slots that you work for. This is good for security, and you know what you can expect to earn for a day’s work.
To book slots, you need to sign up to Staffomatic and meet certain criteria, such as:
- Returning to the designated area when not on a job (so you are ready for the next)
- Not missing any more than one allocated delivery job per shift
- Being logged in to the app for more than 90% of your shift.
Rates of pay for Minimum Guarantee in London
- £8 for bikes
- £9 for mopeds
- £14 for cars
Non-London rates of pay
- £7.50 for bikes
- £8 for mopeds and cars
Rates are subject to change, but you will be informed of current rates after the signup process.
Pay per drop
This is a great option if you plan to work quickly to try to earn as much as possible. You will be paid depending on your mileage, so paying close attention to job notifications on the app is important.
London rates of pay per drop
- Bike – £4 up to 1.5 miles, £4.75 1.5-2.5 miles, £2.7 + £1.5 per mile over 2.5 miles (up to 5 miles).
- Moped – £4.5 up to 1.5 miles, £5.25 1.5-2.5 miles, £3 + £1.65 per mile over 2.5 miles (up to 8 miles).
- Car – £6 up to 1.5 miles, £7.25 1.5-2.5 miles, £3.90 + 2.45 per mile over 2.5 miles
Non-London rates of pay per drop
- Bike – £4 up to 2.5 miles, £6.75 2.5-5 miles
- Moped/car – £4.50 up to 2.5 miles, £7.50 2.5-5 miles, £5 + 75p per mile over 5 miles
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How does Stuart’s delivery work?
Stuart are easy to work for after you have completed the onboarding process. By downloading the Stuart app, you are able to start accepting delivery jobs straight away.
If you have any issues, you can get in touch with their supportive community of delivery drivers, who can help you with any questions you might have, from queries about food delivery, down to scheduling a manageable route.
Where in the UK can I work for Stuart?
Stuart currently operates in 48 UK cities and offers courier solutions in more than 100 London zones. You can see the full list of cities and London zones that Stuart operate in here.
Is Stuart a good company to work for?
Reviews for working at Stuart are favourable, with an impressive 3.6 out of 5 ratings on Indeed for work-life balance and 3.3 for culture. They currently have an overall review rating of 4.4 at Glassdoor by current and former employees.