What do I need to be a Favor Runner?
To get started as a Favor Runner, you must be 18+ with:
- Android or iOS device
- Active United States Driver’s license
- Personal vehicle* and insurance
- Bank account to process your direct deposit
*If you are applying to be a bicycle Runner in Austin, you do not need a driver’s license, but we do require an official ID to run your background check.
Do you have vehicle requirements?
There are no vehicle requirements; Runners can deliver in cars, trucks, motorcycles, and scooters. You can only deliver via bicycle in our Downtown Austin bike zone.
Do you run a background check?
We require background and driving checks for all Runners as set forth in our Runner Software Agreement. After you attend orientation, we will run your background check using your social security number from your application. Our background check service Checkr currently looks for the following types of offenses:
- DUI, DWI and reckless driving within the last 7 years
- More than two moving violations within the last 36 months
- Major traffic citations within the last 36 months
- Assault, Battery and other violent crimes
- Theft, burglaries and property damage
- Sexual offense and harassment
- Other Felonies within the last 7 years
- Other Misdemeanors within the last 7 years
How soon can I get started?
In some cases, you can apply and start earning money the same day! After you apply, you will immediately receive an email to schedule an orientation in your area; most cities offer orientations 3-5 days a week. After you attend an orientation and pass your background check, you will be activated and can immediately start earning money as a Favor Runner.
Is Favor only in Texas?
Yes! Favor is an Austin-based company active in over 100 cities across the Lone Star State. As part of the H-E-B family, we are uniquely focused on serving our fellow Texans.
What is orientation?
Orientation is an in-person presentation that provides you with helpful information to get started as a Favor Runner. During this one hour session, we will cover how payments work, discuss scheduling options, share tips and tricks to maximize your earnings, help set up your account, and more. You will also receive your Runner Card and can purchase Favor Runner Gear (optional).
Why should I attend orientation?
Orientations are typically only 40-60 minutes and cover important information to help you maximize your earnings! In addition to demonstrating the Favor Runner app, we will also share popular Hot Spots, five-star Runner tips, and provide you with a Runner Card you will need to get started.
Do you offer online orientations?
We do not currently offer online orientations, only in-person. After you apply, we will send you a list of available times to schedule your orientation. We do our best to provide a variety of times and days to accommodate most schedules.
What do I need to bring to orientation?
You must bring a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. We do not accept occupational driver’s licenses. You can also purchase Runner Gear, like a warming bag or t-shirt, with a debit or credit card.
Are there any dress code requirements for orientation?
No, you are free to wear comfortable clothing.
Do you offer accommodations for people with hearing loss?
Yes! If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing and need accommodations, we are happy to help. Please email email@example.com with details.
What is a Favor Runner?
Runners are like personal delivery assistants that use the Favor platform to order, pick up, and deliver almost anything their customers want! As independent contractors, Favor Runners can choose when, where, and how often they work. With over 50,000 Runners across Texas, we have an active community of Texans who are proud to help other Texans!
What do you pay?
Favor Runners earn 35% of the delivery fee and 100% of all tips. We also offer hourly guarantees of $9-10 per hour as incentives for Runners who choose to schedule themselves ahead of time, but most Runners earn far more, with busy areas and peak times averaging closer to $12-18 per hour. You can learn more about guarantees and tips and tricks to earn more in orientation.
Can I make my own schedule?
Yes! One of the best parts about being a Favor Runner is the flexibility. As an independent contractor, you are in control of when, where, and how often you want to work. There are no minimum or maximum number of hours you must work.
Do I need money to get started?
No! You don’t need any money to be a Favor Runner; you will be issued a Runner Card to cover the cost of all items you deliver. Optional Runner Gear is available for purchase, but not required.
Do you provide vehicles or gas?
As an independent contractor, you are responsible for your costs — including your vehicle and gas. However, we do make certain optional Runner Perks available, such as three months of Everlance Premium expense tracking software for free or discount rates at Jiffy Lube. Once you are activated as a Runner you will be notified about available Runner Perks via email.