This week, September 19-23, we are celebrating Make It Spark!, a week to highlight the Spark Driver platform and services drivers provide when on the platform. The growth and progress of the Spark Driver platform over the past four years has been amazing. We’ve built and scaled its capabilities and are now the largest local delivery service provider for Walmart.
Every day, thousands of service providers shop and deliver orders on the Spark Driver platform. This week, I’m excited to be sharing updates with drivers about new options on the platform and telling some of their stories. The ways drivers interact with customers and reasons they chose to use the Spark Driver app are as unique as they are. Here are just a few of their stories:
For parents, driving on the Spark Driver platform gives them a flexible way to earn and spend time with family. The Spark Driver platform gives Magan Bass, a driver in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, the opportunity to earn money and provide for her family on her own terms and schedule.
“What I love most about being a driver on the Spark Driver platform is being able to create my own schedule. I have a family, so if I need to run an errand for them or run home quickly I can. My husband is a teacher, so when he’s off, I can be off. I used to sit behind a desk and was behind a computer 12+ hours a day, and this has been a great change of pace. I also get to know my community.”
We also know many drivers who are college students or pursuing a passion, who are driving on the Spark Driver platform because it’s a convenient way to earn extra money. Chantelle Baker, a driver in Greenville, North Carolina, is a college student about to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in computer animation. After discovering the Spark Driver platform, Chantelle signed up to make deliveries and plans to continue when she graduates.
“I’m a full-time student, so it’s hard to find a way to make a decent income in a workplace that doesn’t restrict my schedule. With the Spark Driver platform, it makes earning simple, and I have the ease of finishing school with no worries. The Spark Driver platform offers perks, discounts, and incentives, and you can even get paid to refer others. Even after I graduate and land a career in my field, I still want this to be …….