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How to Get a Red Card from DoorDash

A red card is a valuable asset for a DoorDash driver. This card allows Dash drivers, or “Dashers”, to pay for customers’ orders when the restaurant/store is not on DoorDash and requires a prepayment. It gives customers more options. Dashers receive red cards as part of their activation and welcome kit when they sign up.

This article will show you how to sign up for your red card and activate it.

How to get a DoorDash red card

You must sign up to become a DoorDash driver in order to receive a red DoorDash card. These are the requirements for joining DoorDash:

  • 18 years old or older is the minimum age.
  • Access to a car or bicycle is essential.
  • If you are based in the U.S., you will need to show your driver’s licence and social security number.
  • A background check must be approved.

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Navigate to the Dasher sign-up website.

  1. Start registration by entering your email address, phone number, and password.
  2. Enter your name and password.
  3. Select the vehicle type you prefer. You will be asked to enter the details of your car if you are using it.
  4. If you plan to use one, consent to a background check as well as a motor vehicle check. It should take only a few minutes.
  5. Add your bank details for payment.
  6. Get the Dasher app.
  7. After you have completed your first shift, you will be prompted to enter your address in the app. This will allow you to receive your activation or welcome kit.

Your red card and an insulated bag are included in the welcome kit. As part of your orientation, the activation kit contains the same as the “Getting Started Manual”.


What can I do with a DoorDash red card?

When prompted by Dasher, your red card can be used for payments. Your app will prompt you to place an order or pay with a red card. It is only for DoorDash orders at the restaurant and time specified. The amount due will not be charged to the card. It’s not intended to be used for tipping, payments, or any other form of driver compensation.

How to use the DoorDash red card

Only dashers will need to use the card when asked by the app. When the app prompts you to “Pay with Red Card”, you can place your order and then pay at the restaurant.

DoorDash makes sure that your card is loaded with the correct amount. Choose “credit” to pay the bill.

Red cards don’t have PINs so debit card payments will be unsuccessful.

How to set up the red card

You can set up your iOS red card:

  1. Start the Dasher app.
  2. Click “Account”.
  3. Tap on the link in red that says “Did DoorDash grant you a credit card?”
  4. Next, enter your Delight number as well as the last four digits from the long number at top.

For Android devices, you can set up your redcard

  1. Start the Dasher app.
  2. Tap the Menu icon at the top left.
  3. Choose “Red Card” in the dropdown.
  4. Next, enter your Delight number as well as the last four digits from the long number at top.

How to get a new red card issued

Here’s how you can get a new red card sent by mail if your old one is damaged.

  1. Navigate to the DoorDash Store, and click on the Dasher gear icon.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the red card for your area.
  3. Select your preferred delivery method and quantity, and then click “Add to Cart.”

Additional FAQs

Do I need a Red Card to DoorDash?


You can work without a card. Only deliveries will be sent to you that don’t require prepayment.

Is DoorDash able to issue a Red Card automatically?


Sign up and you’ll receive a red badge as part of your activation or welcome kit.

How can I report my Red Card lost?


You can report your missing redcard via an iOS app:

  1. Start the Dasher app.
  2. Click “Account” in the bottom bar.
  3. Click the “Lost Your Red Card ?…”” link at the top of your screen. This will remove your association with that card from your Dasher Account.
  4. Tap “Yes, it is lost.”

Report missing red cards from Android devices:

  1. Start the Dasher app.
  2. Click “Menu” at the top of the screen.
  3. Beneath “Account,” click “Red Card.”
  4. Tap “Mark as Lost” on the next screen

What do I do if my Red Card is declined?


If a red-card payment is denied, consider the following tips:

* Most orders don’t require prepayment. You should check that Dasher is asking you to use your redcard as payment. If it is, inform the seller that you are making a payment with a credit card.

Sign out of your account to uninstall the app. Wait at least 3 minutes before attempting to reinstall it. Then, try again.

Self-help is an option if the problem persists.

  1. Open the app and then, at the top right of the screen, tap “Help” on iOS or “?” for Android.
  2. Follow the instructions and choose “Red Card Declinated”.

DoorDash support is available if self-help fails to resolve the problem.

  1. Open the app and then, at the top right of the screen, tap “Help” on iOS or “?” for Android.
  2. Click “Start Chat”.


Give a dash to your Red Card

DoorDash drivers can potentially make a lot of money by selling red cards. Customers have the freedom to order wherever they want. This card also allows customers to transact with other businesses that are not part of the DoorDash network, giving them more options.

Although you can still use the red card to work, it will be restricted to orders that don’t require pre-payment. DoorDash gives drivers a red card when they sign up. You can also replace a lost card via the app.


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