If you deliver with DoorDash, you might be asking yourself this question: Can I DoorDash in another state? The short answer is – yes you can! If you are signed up as a Dasher you can log into your DoorDash account and start dashing anywhere that DoorDash operates.
In this post, I’ll walk you through exactly how you can DoorDash in another state.
Can I DoorDash In Another State?
DoorDash divides each city into different zones. When you want to dash, you simply log into your Dasher app and select the zone you want to dash in.
If you’re in the zone and there is room for more dashers, you can click Dash Now and start accepting orders immediately. If you’re not in the zone you want to dash in but are nearby, you can click Dash Along The Way.
Once you get into the zone, you’ll start receiving delivery requests. You’ll generally only receive delivery requests in those zones.
Dashing works the same way even if you’re in another state or in another city. To dash in another state or city, you do the following:
- Log into your Dasher app.
- Select the zone you want to dash in.
- Click Dash Now if you’re in the zone and there’s room for more dashers. If you’re outside of the zone, you can click Dash Along The Way. You’ll start receiving orders once you get into the zone you’ve selected.
- If there isn’t room for more dashers, you can click Schedule Now and schedule a time to dash in the future.
That’s it! You don’t have to do anything special to do DoorDash in another state. Just log into the Dasher app and if DoorDash operates in the city you’re in, you can select a starting point and start dashing.
How Do You DoorDash In Another State?
If you want to DoorDash in another state, you have to think about how you’ll complete your deliveries. I usually bring a delivery bag with me whenever I travel, just in case I want to do deliveries.
If you’re driving somewhere and have a car, then you shouldn’t have a problem doing deliveries. If you don’t have a car and are staying in a dense area, you can be strategic and only accept orders that you can complete by walking.
The last way to do it, and the way I usually do it, is to take advantage of bikeshare systems. Most cities have a bikeshare system that allows you to rent a bike by the hour or day. In Chicago, for example, I’ve used their Divvy bikeshare system to do deliveries. It doesn’t cost much, so as long as I can make more than it costs, I can earn some money, pay for the bike, and explore the city.
The Best Part About Doing DoorDash In Another State
The nice thing about doing DoorDash in another state is that you don’t have to contact DoorDash or do anything to be able to dash outside of your home market. This is in contrast to an app like Grubhub, which requires you to contact Grubhub support and have them switch your city.
Since it’s so easy to do DoorDash in another state, this makes DoorDash an interesting way to earn money while you’re traveling. I do this almost every time I travel. When I get to a new city, I’ll turn on the DoorDash app and see if I can Dash. Most of the time, I’ll rent a bike from a bikeshare system, then go around doing some deliveries if I have some time.
The benefit is I get to earn some extra money while I’m traveling and I get to explore the city in a different way. You might even find a restaurant that you want to check out while you’re dashing in another city. It’s a nice way to see parts of the city outside of the typical tourist spots. I love checking out a city like a local, so doing DoorDash in another state is one way I can do that.
So, if you are asking yourself, “Can I DoorDash in another state?”, the answer is yes! All you have to do is sign up to be a Dasher and when you’re in another city, log into your Dasher app, select a zone, and click Dash Now.
Try it out next time you’re in another city or state. It’s a great way to explore a new city and make some money while you do it.