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How to optimise your earnings

Go online during Wolt's peak hours

 If you want great average earnings, go online when your city is busy. At Wolt, we receive most of our orders  during our evening peaks between 17:00 and 20:00. Weekday evenings are great, but it’s even better to deliver during weekend evenings! 

We also experience a small increase in orders during lunchtime between 11:00 and 13:00 – especially on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Expected demand today

The Wolt Partner app has a feature which we call a business indicator. It makes it visible to see when orders are ticking in from the customers based on the past four weeks. 

This feature allows courier partners to get better tools to plan their days ahead and look at when you can expect the platform to be busy.

Why do we advise to go online during peak hours and weekend?


of all orders in a day are placed during peak hours (17:00-20:00)


of all orders are placed during the weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)


Higher average earnings in peak hours compared to the rest of the day

Are there any higher earning opportunities during peak hours in the weekend?

Well, of course!

As Friday, Saturday and Sunday are our busiest time of the week, you will get an increased fee for each order you deliver during the peak hours in the weekend. (17:00-20:00) – it do varies however depending on the city you deliver in as it is dynamically priced.

Make sure that you are in a hotspot

If you want to increase your chances of  getting a task, place yourself in one of the hotspots in your city. The hotspots are often placed in the city center with many Wolt venues.

We recommend you to return to the hotspot every time you have dropped off an order. This way, you will be closer to the venues and the algorithm is more likely to assign the next order to you. If you are in doubt about, you can always contact our Support Team who is ready to guide you. 

Spend a few seconds doing things right the first time

When picking up an order:

Make sure to double-check that you have picked up the right food by check that the name and order number is the same as on your app, and confirm with the restaurant staff. Check if the order comes with a drink so you don’t have to drive back for it, if you miss it first time around. Taking a little extra time to do things right can prevent you from wasting precious minutes during  a peak on correcting small mistakes like this. 

When dropping off an order:

This is your time to shine as the friendly face of Wolt!  Making sure that you are at the right place is the first step in making it a great experience for the customer. Before you start navigating, check if there’s a drop-off note or any directional  guidance, and if you’re having a hard time, give the customer a friendly call to get a more exact location.  If you don’t succeed, contact Support for further help. 

Need more motivation?

Now that you know how to optimise your your earnings, you might just need the motivation to get started on this. Danish Wolt Courier Partner, Szymek, has written about how he gets motivated to go out. Click the link below to read more about exactly how he does this.