Foodpanda Singapore, an online food delivery platform, has announced that it will double the tips given to its pandariders from April 14-16. This is a great way to show appreciation to the delivery workers and intentionally make their day, doubling their income. Even a small tip can have a big impact on the income of these workers. Pandariders have shared their stories, and one of them, Ariffin, shared how even a S$5 tip can increase their earnings by 50% on a trip. This can make a substantial difference to their income over the course of a week, enabling them to provide better quality food and contribute to paying bills and rent. This can also boost the morale and motivation of the riders. Foodpanda will match the rider tips dollar for dollar when made through its app or website.
Pandariders shared their reasons for choosing to work with Foodpanda, and many of them highlighted the flexible scheduling they could take advantage of, allowing them to fit work around their studies or to spend time with their families. For example, Charles stated that he has the ability to command his own timing and accommodate his family’s needs. The flexibility allows some riders, like Jimmy, to pursue other goals in life, such as being a writer, editor, photographer, and videographer.
One of the pandariders, Jolene, is even helping her father, who is suffering from a serious illness, to become a pandarider. His doctor has advised him to exercise more, and Jolene is guiding him through the process while helping him exercise and earn some money at the same time.
Tips are always appreciated, and they motivate the pandariders to do better. Even small gestures like offering a bottle of water to show appreciation can go a long way. Pandariders value every tip, as it can help them provide better for themselves and their families. The double tip promotion by Foodpanda is a wonderful initiative that will help these workers to feel more appreciated and motivated to do their best.