How to Change Starting Point on DoorDash?

Change starting point doordash

Do you want to change your starting point?  Are you moving to a new place and want to dash from there? Are you a new dasher and don’t know things about dashing?

Don’t worry we have got your back. In this article, I’ll explain to you how to change the starting point on Doordash. 

DoorDash is an online food ordering and delivering company based in America. The food is ordered from a merchant and is delivered to the respective customers’ doorstep. The people who deliver the food are called Dashers. 

What Does Starting Point Mean?

The starting point here is related to Dashers. Dashers on DoorDash take up orders via mobile application and deliver them to the customer’s doorstep.

The starting point here means where they are going to start from. At what place are they going to serve? For eg If a dasher lives in Manhattan then he can take up orders from customers and merchants who live in Manhattan only. He cannot take orders from customers based in other cities of the United States. 

How to Change Starting Point on DoorDash?

If you are at some other place but within the city where you stay then your starting point can be changed immediately. There is no need to manually change the starting point in the app. 

  1. Install the Dasher App.
  2. Log in to the app.
  3. On your home page, you can see the option of Dash now or Schedule a Dash.
  4. Click on the Dash now option.
  5. A confirmation message will pop up that says do you want to take up the orders.
  6. Click on yes.
  7. You will now be allotted orders near that area.

Note: If you cannot see Dash Now option that means there are not enough orders available or there are already enough dashers working at the point now.

So, at this point, they do not need any dasher to deliver orders. In this case, you can schedule a dash. Generally Dash now option is available more during lunch and dinner time. So, you can schedule your dashes from your starting point beforehand only. 

If you are at a completely other place and want to dash at that place then you can change your starting point manually in the Dasher mobile application. 

How to Change Starting Point on DoorDash if Dash Now Enabled?

Steps to Change Starting Point on DoorDash if Dash Now Enabled:

  1. Download and Install the Dasher App.
  2. Log in to the app.
  3. When you open the app you can see all the starting points around your current location. 
  4. On your home page, you can see the option of Dash now or Schedule a Dash.
  5. Click on the Dash now option.
  6. A confirmation message will pop up that says do you want to take up the orders.
  7. Click on yes.
  8. You will now be allotted orders near that area.

How to Change Starting Point on DoorDash if Dash Now is not Enabled?

If Dash Now is not enabled then

  1. Navigate through various starting points near you. 
  2. Choose the most busier one. Shown as red-colored patches in the app
  3. Choose a busier starting point and click on Dash now.
  4. You will be getting orders automatically on your dasher app. 

Change Starting Point Via Android

  1. Open the DoorDash Application.
  2. On the homepage, you will see the option to view the map of the city.
  3. Open the map and select your desired starting point.
  4. Click on the change option.
  5. A confirmation message will pop up asking you that you want to update your starting point to this location. 
  6. Click on yes and your starting point will be changed. 

Change Starting Point Via iPhone

  1. Open the DoorDash Application.
  2. On the homepage, you will see the option of Schedule a Dash.
  3. Click on the Schedule dash option.
  4. A page will open where you can see the option of ‘change my dashing location’. 
  5. Click on the option and enter your desired starting point.
  6. A confirmation message will pop up asking you that you want to update your starting point to this location. 
  7. Click on yes and your starting point will be changed. 

Why Can’t I Change My Starting Point On DoorDash?

There can be various reasons why you are not able to change your starting point on DoorDash. 

  • You have moved to a city where DoorDash does not provide any services
  • You are in an area where orders are less.
  •  You cannot Dash outside the country.
  • Enough orders are not available.
  • Already Enough Dashers are working.
  • Some technical Glitch with your app. Contact the support team at DoorDash. 

Can You Change Your DoorDash Location?

Yes, You can change your DoorDash location any time, anywhere right from your mobile phone. DoorDash gives you freedom of dashing from any place provided DoorDash is available there.

You just need to sign up and become a dasher. After becoming a dasher you can take orders and earn money while traveling through the country. 

Conclusion

You have the freedom of dashing from and to the place that you want. You can easily choose and change the starting point and start dashing immediately.