Still wondering how much to tip Amazon Fresh delivery?
As someone who frequently uses Amazon Fresh, I have tipped multiple amounts different time so you can just learn from my experience.
In general, I tip 15–20%, and this has proven to be effective, except in a few circumstances.
However, I will break down the latest tipping etiquette for Amazon Fresh delivery drivers and provide some tips on how to make the process easier for you if you’d like to change your tip amount.
First, Should You Even Tip Amazon Fresh Delivery?
The short answer is yes – you should tip your Amazon Fresh delivery driver.
Your delivery driver is working hard to get your groceries to you on time and in good condition. They deserve to be compensated for their efforts.
Plus, Amazon’s policy is that tips are voluntary – meaning that drivers are not guaranteed to receive tips for their work.
So, if you don’t tip, your driver may not earn as much money as they could. Your tip may go a long way in making sure they can continue to provide good service.
Of course, there are exceptions to every rule.
Some cases when it’s okay not to tip include:
- If the driver did a poor job and you made a complaint to Amazon about their service
- If your order was canceled or delayed and it was the driver’s fault
- If you received damaged items and it was the driver’s fault
- If the driver was rude or careless
In general, it is best to tip your Amazon Fresh delivery driver. They work hard to get your groceries to you, and they will appreciate it. Of course, whether or not to tip is ultimately up to you.
My philosophy is this: if you’re happy with your service, a tip is a nice way to show appreciation. However, if you’re not satisfied with the service, you may want to hold off on tipping.
Now, How Much To Tip Amazon Fresh Delivery?
When it comes to Amazon Fresh deliveries, there is no mandatory amount that you should tip. Amazon automatically applies a $5 tip to each order, but you can change this amount to anything you want – including $0.
The general rule of thumb is to tip 15-20% of the bill, but this is not always possible or necessary. So if your bill comes to $50, a tip would be between $7 and $10. If you’re on a budget, a smaller tip is perfectly fine.
The important thing is that you’re showing your appreciation for the driver’s efforts since they work hard to get your groceries to you.
Although the amount you tip is up to you, here are a few guidelines to help you decide:
- First, consider the type of service you received. If your driver went above and beyond to ensure your groceries were delivered on time and in good condition, you may want to leave a larger tip.
- Second, consider the cost of your order. A larger order will generally take more time and effort to deliver, so you may want to leave a larger tip for a bigger order.
- Finally, consider your budget and what you can afford to tip. There’s no right or wrong answer here – simply tip what you feel comfortable with.
Tipping your Amazon Fresh driver is easy to do.
Here is how to tip Amazon Fresh drivers:
Step 1: Begin shopping for Amazon Fresh items after logging into your Amazon account.
Step 2: Once you have all your items, go to the top right corner of the page and select the cart to check out.
Step 3: Once you have entered your payment information and shipping address, you’ll see the price layout as you proceed through the checkout process.
Step 4: Look at the bottom of your price layout for the word “Tip.” The amount will automatically be $5, and if you do not change the amount, this is what will be charged.
No, drivers do not see tips until after they have completed their delivery shift.
This is to ensure that drivers do not feel pressured to provide good service in order to receive a tip, and so that customers also get the option to tip or not tip based on the service they received. This helps maintain customer privacy.
Once a driver has completed their shift, Amazon will add up all the tips they received and transfer the money to the driver’s account. This usually happens within a few days, but may take up to a week.
This means that the driver cannot tell how much each individual customer tipped, only the total amount they received in tips for that shift.
They also cannot tell who the tip is coming from, so if you’re looking to give a driver a little extra something for going above and beyond, they will not be able to tell it was you.
The Amazon Fresh driver who delivers your groceries will receive the tip. If you have a regular driver who you see often, they will definitely appreciate it if you leave them a tip each time they deliver to you.
Amazon does have a policy in place that states that tips must be shared among the drivers on a shift, but this only comes into play if there are multiple drivers working at the same time. So if there is only one driver on the shift, they get to keep all the tips.
All the same, the entire tip goes to the Amazon drivers. Amazon does not keep any of the money, so you can be sure that your hard-earned cash is going entirely to the person who delivered your groceries.
Do you tip Amazon Fresh but want to change your tip amount for some reason? Maybe you had a large order and the driver went above and beyond to get it to you, or maybe you’re on a tight budget and can only afford to leave a small tip.
Whatever the reason, it’s easy to change your tip amount on Amazon Fresh.
Step 1: After choosing the Amazon Fresh items you’d like to purchase, go to the top right corner of the page and select the cart to check out.
Step 2: Enter your payment information and shipping address, after which you’ll be able to view the price layout as you proceed through the checkout process.
Step 3: Look at the bottom of your price layout for the word “Tip.” The amount will automatically be $5, but you can change it as you wish.
Step 4: Once you see where it says “Tip,” select the “Edit” button next to Tip.
Step 5: This will redirect you and you will be able to input the amount you want to change the tip to.
Take note that you will have up to 24 hours after your Amazon Fresh order is completed to alter the tip amount.
If you are shopping on Amazon Fresh using a gift card, the “Tip” option will not appear during checkout.
This is because gift cards cannot be used to cover tips since the full amount of the order is charged to the card upfront. There is therefore no way for Amazon to add a tip as they would normally do.
So if you’re trying to use a gift card to pay for your groceries and want to leave a tip for your driver, you’ll have to either add another form of payment to cover the tip.
The option to tip will return to your checkout screen after you link a credit card, and you can add and change your tip amount using the steps I listed above.
Amazon Flex drivers are independent contractors who drive their own cars to make Amazon Fresh deliveries. Amazon does not provide vehicles for them.
This means that the drivers are responsible for all costs associated with their vehicle, including gas, maintenance, and insurance.
However, Amazon pays its Flex drivers very well. They earn $18-$25 per hour, and can even make more than that if they complete a lot of deliveries in a short time.
So if you’re thinking about becoming an Amazon Flex driver, just know that you’ll need to have your own car and be prepared to cover all the associated costs. But the good news is that you can earn a very good hourly rate.
No, Amazon Fresh drivers do not pack the groceries. That is all done by Amazon employees at the company warehouses where the orders are fulfilled.
The drivers simply pick up the orders and deliver them to customers’ homes. It would take too long for drivers to pack orders and then deliver them, so Amazon has employees who do that at the warehouses.
Amazon Fresh drivers get paid twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. They are paid via direct deposit, and can also track their earnings in the Amazon Flex app.
Keep in mind that Amazon does deduct taxes from its drivers’ earnings, so they won’t receive their full hourly rate. But after taxes, they can still expect to earn a very good hourly wage.
Yes, Amazon Fresh drivers can accept tips. In fact, they are encouraged to do so! As I mentioned, you can add a tip for your driver when checking out on the Amazon Fresh website.
So what is Amazon tips charge? As per the Amazon Fresh tip policy, the default amount is $5, but you can change it to anything you want.
You can also leave a cash tip for your driver when they deliver your order. Tips go a long way in helping drivers earn a good income, so if you’re able, please consider leaving one.
Tipping Amazon Fresh drivers is entirely up to you, but I recommend doing so if you can afford it.
Drivers earn an hourly wage but also have to cover all the costs associated with their vehicle. You can add the Amazon Fresh delivery tip when checking out on the Amazon Fresh website.
But how much to tip Amazon Fresh delivery drivers? As I mentioned, the default amount is $5, but you can change it to anything you want. I recommend you make your tip 15 to 20% of your order total.
I hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below.