With the convenience of being a food delivery rider nowadays, it’s no wonder that food delivery is now one of the most popular part-time jobs in Singapore. The CarryMe folding bike has proven to be a great commuter bike, but what about food delivery?
All you need to do is send in your application, go through a short training session, and you can start doing deliveries at your own time. Unlike most part-time jobs, you’re not restricted to a tight schedule and will be given more flexibility, enabling you to adjust your work timings to your schedule.
Some of the common devices used for food delivery in Singapore are electric vehicles such as e-scooters and e-bikes. However, as a challenge, I put the CarryMe foldable bicycle to the test to see how it would fare in doing fast and efficient deliveries.
Here are the benefits of doing food delivery in Singapore with the CarryMe micro foldable bicycle:
1. No charging required
Unlike personal mobility devices (PMDs) and power-assisted bicycles (PABs), bicycles like the CarryMe compact folding bike do not run on battery. Therefore, mileage won’t be a concern for you when you’re hard at work. Your CarryMe foldable bike won’t run out of battery, which means you get to do as many deliveries as you want – or at least, as many as you can handle.
PMDs and PABs have a maximum distance range where you can only travel up to a certain distance before your device runs out of battery. With the CarryMe compact foldable bicycle, you won’t have to face the horrors of having your e-scooter or e-bike run out of battery mid-delivery which would then lead to angry customers.
2. Take a taxi when you get tired
When your earnings are determined by the number of orders you take, most food delivery riders would want to get the most out of the job by taking as many orders as possible.
Cycling around for hours and hours can be physically demanding and get exhausting after a while. If you still have the energy to cycle back home, great! But for the rest of us who may not be as physically fit don’t worry, you can always take a cab home.
Nothing beats having a good rest in the cab on your way home from a tiring day of running around doing a countless number of delivery orders.
Unlike other bicycles the CarryMe compact micro bicycle is a folding bike, which means you can easily fold it up and put it in the car boot. Reward yourself after a long day’s work with a ride home in a taxi!
3. Take public transport
If taking a taxi is too costly, an alternative would be to take the bus or train home. Taking public transport with the CarryMe foldable bike is extremely efficient and easy!
The CarryMe micro bike's folded size meets the size limit for foldable bicycles set by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), which means you can bring it onto the train or bus.
The CarryMe compact folding bicycle is also lightweight and easy to roll around since it weighs only 8.4kg.
When bringing the CarryMe micro bike onto the MRT, it’s best to use the first or last train cabin to avoid obstructing other commuters’ way. While taking public transport is convenient, we should practice care and consideration towards others as well.
When I was taking the train with the CarryMe folding bike, it was a relatively smooth-sailing experience. While I did get a couple of curious looks from passers-by, it was all out of pure interest. Some of them even approached me to ask me questions about the bike, like where I got it from, how much it cost me, etc.
4. Use it for leisure and work
Aside from being used for work, the CarryMe folding bike is suitable for leisure activities as well. During the weekend, you can take your CarryMe out for a spin at a park, or explore the city with your foldable bicycle.
I find that taking a breather outside with the CarryMe micro folding bike is the best way to de-stress after a long week of hustle and bustle.
5. A good way to stay fit
Riding a folding bicycle like the CarryMe micro bike to do food deliveries is perfect for keeping fit. Riding an electric vehicle like an e-scooter or e-bike requires little to no movement, which barely burns off any calories. Compared to an electric vehicle, a foldable bike is way more effective in shedding unwanted pounds.
Did you know? A cyclist weighing 75kg can burn up to 600 calories each hour when cycling at a speed of 21km/h.
You’re essentially getting paid to lose weight. And the good news is that the faster you cycle, the more orders you can take. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
Using the CarryMe foldable bike to do food deliveries has many perks, and requires less maintenance compared to an electric vehicle. While more people may gravitate towards e-scooters and e-bikes, you should take a step back and weigh in on the pros and cons of your device, especially if you’re planning on doing this long term.