March Madness is in full swing, which means you might be asking yourself an important question – is Uber Eats busy during March Madness? The short answer is yes, Uber Eats can be busy during March Madness, as many people will order delivery during the games. That being said, while it can be busy, I wouldn’t approach March Madness with the same enthusiasm or expectations as something like the Super Bowl.
In this post, we’ll look at the question of whether Uber Eats is busy during March Madness and discuss the best times to work during March Madness to maximize your Uber Eats earnings.
Is Uber Eats Busy During March Madness?
So, is Uber Eats busy during March Madness? Here’s what I’ve noticed. Because March Madness stretches over several weeks in March and has many different games at all hours of the day, it can be busy when the games are happening, but not necessarily busier than any other normal day.
That isn’t to say people don’t order food during March Madness. It’s just that, unlike the Super Bowl, which is held on one day at one time, with millions of people watching, March Madness, especially in the early rounds, can have a lot of people watching different games at different times. This means, rather than ordering food during a specific stretch of time, people might place Uber Eats orders at different times of the day. With this knowledge, I generally approach March Madness as if it were any other busy day, not expecting it to be any busier than a regular day.
If you are looking for busier times, you might see an increase in orders during the Final Four and Championship when there are fewer games being held and more people watching the same game at the same time. During the earlier rounds though, I wouldn’t go into March Madness expecting it to be abnormally busy compared to other days.
It’s also important to consider your location. If your local team is in the tournament, for example, you might see an increase in deliveries when your local team is playing.
Best Times To Deliver For Uber Eats During March Madness
The best times to deliver for Uber Eats during March Madness will be similar to the best times to deliver for Uber Eats on any other day. Ideally, you’ll want to aim to work during peak hours, specifically during the lunch and dinner hours when most people are placing food delivery orders.
During the early rounds of the tournament, games are held throughout the entire day, so there likely won’t be any particular times of the day that are busier than others. You’ll want to follow the basic strategies when it comes to maximizing your earnings – work during peak hours, multi-app so you can maximize the number of deliveries you receive, and be strategic about the orders you accept.
In the later rounds, particularly during the Final Four and Championship, you can time your Uber Eats shifts to coincide with the games. These games happen in the evening, so you can expect that things should stay busy during the evening dinner rush, even if people aren’t ordering food for the game. However, be aware that March Madness, while popular, doesn’t get to the same level as the Super Bowl, so you should temper your expectations as to how busy it can get.
For the most part, I wouldn’t specifically go out of my way to deliver for Uber Eats just because it’s March Madness. But if you’re already working, then delivering during March Madness is a good time to do so.
March Madness is a popular sporting event, although it doesn’t reach the same viewership levels as an event like the Super Bowl. Accordingly, while things may be busy, I wouldn’t work during March Madness expecting it to be way busier than normal. I go into March Madness expecting it to be as busy as any other weekend day.
As with any time you deliver for Uber Eats, the key is really about being strategic with the orders you accept and multi-apping so you can maximize your deliveries and earn the most possible.