Since the year 2020, more and more people have been ordering food via delivery services like GrubHub and Doordash. Some keen observers may have noticed their delivery people taking payments using a DoorDash-exclusive card. And people with DoorDash cards may think about getting DasherDirect in hopes of getting their hard-earned cash faster.
How long does a DasherDirect deposit Take? A DasherDirect deposit takes 24–48 hours (2 days). If you have waited this long and your deposit has still not come in, check your account to make sure your details are correct.
Contact Dasher support if you believe something has gone wrong.
You’ve waited 48 hours, but your deposit still hasn’t reached your bank account. How and why? Let’s do some troubleshooting.
The most likely thing is that you made a mistake somewhere in the submission process. Make sure you filled everything out correctly, and correct the details in your account if you didn’t.
If everything else checked out the first time, you may have missed something subtle: DoorDash cards do not deposit into savings accounts. They only deposit to checking accounts. If this is why your deposit has stalled, fix this information in your profile as soon as possible.
If you are sure that this is not the case, contact DoorDash via the Dasher support program here.
Their technical support will make sure that you never miss a payment again. That page is also the place to go if you suspect that your account has been hacked!
The Two DoorDash Cards
Even DoorDash employees (“Dashers”) may be surprised to learn that there are two DoorDash cards. All Dashers are given a red DoorDash card for handling payments by default.
We will break them down into two chunks here so you can easily understand what they both do:
|Basic payments. Comes with being a Dasher. Payment is transferred with FastPay (w/fee).
|Mobile app.Earnings are deposited after every delivery.No transfer fee. Loyalty and rewards programs. No ATM fees. No monthly fees.Cashback on gas. Accepts cash deposits. Pay your bills etc. from your card.
This is all done so that the Dasher does not need to access their bank account at all during delivery transactions.
By doing it this way, everybody—the restaurant, the Dasher, and DoorDash itself—gets their proper cut, and everybody’s information is protected.
How Do I Get a DasherDirect Card?
DasherDirect is an extra service made by DoorDash and Visa. It does not come with your DoorDash entry kit like the red card. Because it is a premium program, you have to apply for it separately.
Here are the steps you need to take if you want to apply for DasherDirect:
- Open the DoorDash Dasher app.
- Go to the Earnings section.
- Tap Banking.
- Tap “Other Payment Options.”
- Tap “Learn More.”
- Fill out and send the application.
You will need a few things to do this:
- A valid Social Security Number.
- A U.S. driver’s license with your full name.
- A valid checking account, not a savings account.
Remember that last one; it’ll come up later. Think about all of these points now to save yourself some stress down the line. You must also be 18 years or older to register for a DasherDirect card.
If everything goes well, you should receive an email confirmation saying that you are part of the DasherDirect program. The service will also give you a virtual card to use until you get your physical card in the mail.
What Rewards Are in the Loyalty Program?
As with many loyalty programs, the DasherDirect rewards fluctuate. Currently, the DasherDirect card offers discounts on services such as TurboTax, Everlance, and Clerkie. Keep watching the official webpage (linked below) for more details.
But sometimes these rewards are more substantial. The most notable perk is that the DasherDirect card offers cashback on gas. Not all gas stations are part of DasherDirect’s program, but given the recent price spikes in gasoline, it may be worth looking into.
One of the other major benefits is that there is no payment transfer fee and daily payouts. If you do not want your funds to suffer death by a thousand cuts, it is probably worth investing in a DasherDirect card!
Finally, the DasherDirect card has some features to help you reach your financial goals. The Dashboard function lets Dashers set a financial target for their earnings. Learn more about this feature on DoorDash’s official page here.
With benefits such as a user-friendly mobile app, loyalty and reward programs, and direct deposit of your earnings into your bank, many Dashers have started using DasherDirect. DasherDirect allows them to have their earnings directly deposited into their bank, gives them cashback on gas, and offers many useful benefits. DasherDirect usually gives Dashers their funds within 48 hours.
The main issue with DasherDirect comes from getting the card in the first place. You need to be 18 years old with all proper forms of identification. You also need to open a checking account, not a savings account, to get a DasherDirect card.
But the investment is usually worth it. Dashers with DirectDasher get cashback on gas and a plethora of options to help with their finances. All of these benefits make direct deposit seem like icing on the cake.