UK Evri driver breaks down exactly how much you can make per delivery
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Although a lot of us might have a teeny-tiny online shopping addiction (it’s just so convenient, okay?) 'tis truly is the season for it.
But when they’re braving the untrustworthy British weather and doing the Lord’s work (actually delivering that next day parcel on time), how much are they actually getting paid?
Well, one bloke who claims he works for Evri (formerly known as Hermes) has broken down how much he makes as a delivery driver.
In a video shared to YouTube Shorts, he said: “You’re getting 50p a collection - no matter what you’re collecting. A Postable gets you 38p, despite some Postables not being able to be actually posted.”
In case you’re thrown by this Evri terminology too, Postables mean you can send large letters and anything else that fits through a letterbox through the courier service.
The driver continued: “You get 47p per packet that you deliver and there’s going to be a lot of packets.
“And your standard box gets you about 63p, unless it’s heavy or you have to use two hands because then it’s a pound.”
In another video, the man explained that thanks to one person ordering so many packets, he made £2.35 just delivering to her door.
He also revealed how much he can make in about six hours of working.
“I averaged about 130-150 parcels in that time,” he said.
“So depending on size etc you could make between £60-£80 if you’re lucky.”
I mean, it could be worse.
One user pointed out: “This is the problem if you wanna earn an extra £50 to £100 a week it’s a nice little quick side hustle.
“But my mate work and he earns over £750 a week because how many he does daily. Can be great money but hard work to earn it.”
And the creator agreed: “Being self employed teaches you self-worth. If you want to earn as much as you think you’re worth, then be prepared to work as hard as you can!”
Other users also pointed out: “You pay petrol to deliver them.”
The delivery driver also revealed the positive of joining around Christmas time as a lot of the items ‘were Christmas presents so much bigger’, meaning he could make more money on the job.
Though it's worth noting that this video only shows a fraction of the driver's earnings and doesn't include various admin or bonus payments Evri employees are subject to.
An Evri spokesperson told LADbible: “Couriers are at the heart of our business and all of Evri’s people are paid above the National Living Wage, with the average courier pay in excess of £17 per hour.
"Evri is committed to good employment practices, and it was this commitment that led us to be the first parcel company to introduce holiday pay, the right to guaranteed pay, an automatic pension scheme and parental leave for our couriers.
"If any courier feels that they have received pay which is different from what they were expecting, we ask that they contact their manager so that we can look into this immediately.”