iFood adjustment: company increases prices for delivery routes

The iFood adjustment will be valid from April 2nd to an increase of 13% in the minimum value of the route and 50% in the minimum value of the kilometer driven.

From April 2022, delivery partners of the iFood will earn more with the app. Professionals will have an increase of 50% in the minimum value per kilometer driven and another 13% in the minimum route value (the smallest amount they receive for a delivery). 

“Improving earnings was the most important demand that emerged in our constant dynamic of listening to the demands of delivery people”, says Claudia Storch, operations director at iFood. “For us, this is one of the ways to value the work of our partners.”

The 2022 adjustments will impact 50% of routes that are currently made by motorcycle and 70% of deliveries made with bicycles. Over the next 12 months, iFood will transfer more than R$ 3.2 billion to the platform’s partners.

In the following interview, Claudia explains in more detail what the adjustment will be like and what its effect will be on workers' earnings. 

What values were readjusted?

From April 2nd onwards, we will increase the value of the minimum route and the minimum value per kilometer driven upon delivery. These were the main demands that we heard from the delivery men through research and active listening to category leaders.

The value of the minimum route will increase from R$ 5.31 to R$ 6. This value is the minimum that couriers will receive for carrying out a route.

We will also increase the minimum amount paid per kilometer driven by 50%, which will go from R$ 1 to R$ 1.50. Therefore, the value is consistent with what the delivery leadership considered ideal in the conversations we had. These two increases will be valid throughout Brazil and for all modes.

Why is this iFood adjustment being made now?

The issue of earnings is urgent because of inflation and the increase in fuel prices. Since 2021, we have seen that delivery people have started to spend more on their activity. In other words, in fuel and maintenance, and losing purchasing power because of inflation. That's why we wanted to make a significant adjustment.

What is the impact of the adjustment on delivery drivers’ earnings?

With the increase, the delivery men Those who work 169 hours per month will earn R$ 3,020 gross per month, more than the 89% of the Brazilian population. In this case, the average net earnings per hour logged becomes 2.5 times higher than the minimum wage and is 33% above the ceiling for motorbike drivers.

Thus, the net gain per kilometer will return to par with the gains they had in the past, maintaining the purchasing power of when the economic situation was better, without the impact of inflation and rising fuel prices.

Valuation through increased earnings is one of the points that we are improving in our relationship with delivery partners, who are a fundamental part of our ecosystem.

Throughout 2022, we will further improve working conditions and our relationships. We know that we have more areas to improve, so we will continue to listen to what they have to say so that we can build these improvements together.

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