New Orleans

Whether you're already a Postmate or looking to sign up, this is your go-to page for important information specific to your city.


Getting Paid

Pickup $1.15 per completed pickup
Dropoff $1.15 per completed dropoff 
Wait Time $0.08 per minute waiting at pickup
Distance $0.80 per mile between pickup and each dropoff

You will earn a minimum base payout of $4.00 per route, excluding tips and bonuses. If you complete multiple deliveries on a route, the minimum guarantee will apply to the entire route, not each individual delivery.


Hot Spots

The busiest areas on the platform are called Hot Spots. Being near a Hot Spot while you're online may increase the number of dispatches you receive. Our top recommended Hot Spots are:

  • French Quarter
  • Carrollton/Uptown
  • Mid-City
  • Garden District
  • Metairie
  • Kenner


Referral Information

 Love Postmates? Share the love and earn more by referring your friends and family to join Postmates! The person you refer will need to complete the required tasks detailed below. Just have them go to and sign up using the email address associated with your Postmates account as the referral code.

 Android Users

Go into your newsroom and click the “Invite Friends” link. This link will only be available if there is a referral offer in your city.

 Offer Details

Offer Dates: February 15-28, 2018

Both the referee and referrer must be registered in New Orleans.

Referee: Complete 30 deliveries in New Orleans in 30 days from your registration date and earn a guaranteed $250 including incentives and tips.

Referrer: Receive $50 when the required tasks are complete.

A minimum rating of 4.7 is required to receive a payout.

Undeliverable Items

Below are items that are restricted from delivering on our platform. If you are dispatched a delivery with any of these, please use the Operator button to let our support team know right away. 

  • Gift cards
  • Illegal items
  • Live animals
  • Marijuana
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • People

Minimum Rating for Deactivation
The minimum rating allowed is 4.7. If you receive 4.6 or lower, this will result in an automatic suspension and your account may be closed. 

Questions about a specific delivery rating? We're happy to help you be successful on the platform. If there's a specific delivery you'd like to talk about, feel free to contact us.