Latest initiative to help Dashers reduce costs will show the cheapest fuel options in their area, allowing them to navigate directly to those stations without leaving the Dasher app
As part of our ongoing work to support Dashers, we’re proud to announce a new integration with GasBuddy that allows Dashers to find the most affordable gas in their area, directly in the Dasher app. This partnership builds on our work to help Dashers maximize their earnings. In 2022, DoorDash announced several initiatives to defray Dashers’ fuel costs through our GasRewards program, which was later extended, and financial empowerment partnerships in the U.S. with the National Urban League, UnidosUS, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the International Rescue Committee, Clerkie, and Everlance designed to help Dashers and others earn, save, and invest.
We know that Dashers are always looking for ways to reduce their costs while dashing, with 93% of Dashers surveyed saying that fuel costs are top of mind while dashing. The GasBuddy integration will allow Dashers to see gas prices near them in real-time and navigate directly to the most affordable gas stations without leaving their Dasher app. This feature is currently being piloted with Dashers on iOS in the United States before being rolled out to all Dashers in the second quarter of 2023.
DoorDash’s partnership with GasBuddy adds to several existing initiatives that help Dashers keep more of their earnings, including opportunities to save at the pump by registering nationwide for Fuel Rewards program® at Shell and at bp and Amoco stations by registering for BPme Rewards. Dashers can also earn 2% cash back at all gas stations nationwide when they pay using their Dasher Direct card*, and can save up to $20 on car maintenance through DoorDash’s partnership with CarAdvise.
“Dashers come to DoorDash to earn how, when, and where they want. We’re proud to support Dashers through partnerships that help them keep more of their earnings so they can pay bills and save for the future,” said Trevor Reader, Head of Dasher Marketing. “Our new partnership with GasBuddy will help Dashers find and save on gas at a time when many of their other bills are rising.”
“This is extremely helpful for us Dashers, especially with skyrocketing inflation occurring in our economy,” said Anna Faalogoifo, a San Francisco-based Dasher. “Because I drive so much with DoorDash, I’m always looking for the best gas prices in San Francisco, and sometimes catch myself driving around for 15-30 minutes to find a gas station with the cheapest gas, many times going outside of San Francisco to fill up. This program will help me find one without going out my way.”
Especially amid inflation and other economic challenges, millions of people have sought opportunities to flexibly earn supplemental income with DoorDash. We’re dedicated to ensuring these earning opportunities remain accessible to everyone, and our latest efforts to help Dashers save will help maximize their earnings while reducing their costs.
*The DasherDirect Business Prepaid Visa Card is issued by Stride Bank, N.A., member FDIC, pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Subject to eligibility. Gas merchant classification is subject to Visa rules.