It can be frustrating doing DoorDash – to the point where you might ask yourself how to quit DoorDash.
The bottom line is that it’s easy to quit DoorDash. You can simply stop doing deliveries, but keep your DoorDash account active. Or if you prefer, you can also quit entirely by contacting DoorDash and having them delete your account. I don’t recommend doing that because if you quit that way, you’ll have to reapply if you ever want to dash again.
In this post, we’ll go over how to quit DoorDash, why I don’t recommend quitting, and what you should do instead.
How To Quit DoorDash
As previously stated, there are two ways you can quit DoorDash. The first is to simply stop logging into DoorDash. As a Dasher, you’re an independent contractor, which means you’re free to accept or decline as many orders as you’d like. You also don’t have any obligation to schedule yourself or complete a certain number of deliveries.
That’s one of the nice benefits of being an independent contractor. When you feel like doing DoorDash deliveries, you can log in and start doing deliveries. If you don’t feel like it, you can sit back and do something else. It doesn’t cost you anything to keep your DoorDash account active. Nor does it cost DoorDash anything to have you available as an independent contractor.
Some people have suggested that if you don’t log into DoorDash for a while, eventually they will delete your account. In my experience, this isn’t the case, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen either. If you’re going to stop doing DoorDash but want to keep an active DoorDash account, it can make sense to do a delivery or two every few months (or at least once a year so that your account doesn’t appear to be inactive).
Delete DoorDash Account
If you’re really fed up with DoorDash, you may be at a point where you never plan to deliver with DoorDash again and simply want to delete your account and remove your information from the DoorDash system.
There are legitimate reasons why you might want to do this. Maybe you’re tired of the DoorDash app crashing all the time. Or you’re tired of getting tons of lowball offers from customers that don’t tip.
If you’re in that situation, you’ll have to get in touch with DoorDash support and let them know you want to delete your DoorDash account. Once you get in touch with them, they should delete your account and remove your information from their system.
Don’t Quit DoorDash – Keep Your Account Active Instead
That being said, even though you can delete your DoorDash account, I highly recommend against it. Because you’re an independent contractor with DoorDash, you have no requirement to complete a certain number of deliveries or schedule yourself for Dashes. Instead, if you want to quit DoorDash, you can simply stop scheduling dashes and stop logging into the Dasher app.
You never know when you might want to dash again, so it makes sense to keep your account active. If you delete your account, you’ll have to go through the application process again and do a background check. If something goes wrong, you might not be able to sign up for DoorDash again.
It’s important to have backup plans in life. DoorDash (and other gig economy apps like Uber Eats and Grubhub) is what I like to think of as part of my side hustle emergency fund. If things get tough, I know I can probably turn on the DoorDash app and make a bit of extra money.
Remember, it costs you nothing to keep your DoorDash account active, so why even delete your Dasher account? If you’re frustrated with DoorDash, take a break from it. You might be mad now, but if you give yourself time to cool off, you might realize it’s worth keeping the Dasher app in your pocket, just in case you need it.
If DoorDash isn’t working out for you, perhaps consider looking at some other gig economy apps. I have a good post here with tons of different gig economy apps you can check out: The Ultimate List Of Gig Economy Apps. You may find something there that works better for you.