SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, November 10, 2021 – Today, DoorDash (NYSE: DASH) and Payfare (TSX: PAY) announced instant access to earnings for DoorDash delivery drivers across the United States via DasherDirect. DasherDirect is a financial platform and digital banking solution for Dashers, powered by Payfare. Through DasherDirect, Dashers gain access to automatic, no-fee payouts after every dash, in direct response to Dasher feedback requesting faster access to their earnings.
DasherDirect offers Dashers a Business Prepaid Visa Card and mobile banking app along with convenient, free digital banking and exclusive rewards, including 2% cash back on every gas purchase. The DasherDirect card also gives Dashers increased flexibility and control over their earnings, all with no minimum account balance requirements or monthly fees and can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.
Following an initial pilot in select markets for DasherDirect cardholders, early adopters shared that “cash after every dash” is a resounding success.
“I dash full-time and I do use the money right away,” said Carmelita P., a Dasher. “Instant pay makes me want to earn more. Before it was a few hours here and there. Now I think, ‘I’ve got to get to work!’ I love dashing now.”
With no credit check or prior bank account required to sign up, DasherDirect offers Dashers access to quality, secure digital banking on the go, including free withdrawals at more than 20,000 ATMs nationwide. DasherDirect also offers free fund transfers with no minimums, the ability to set savings goals and now earnings available in their DasherDirect account within minutes after every dash.
“With the nationwide rollout of DasherDirect, we are providing Dashers with greater economic security and financial empowerment by putting earned wages into their hands instantly after every dash,” said Tony Xu, DoorDash CEO and Cofounder. “We are listening to Dashers, who want faster and more flexible access to their earnings and are excited to have made this meaningful program available to all Dashers in the U.S.”
“We are extremely pleased with the early success and adoption of DasherDirect and our powerful partnership with DoorDash,” commented Marco Margiotta, Payfare CEO and Founding Partner. “We look forward to delivering ongoing innovation and value to improve the daily lives of Dashers globally.”