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How To File An Official Deactivation Appeal To Postmates To Get Reactivated

If you've been unfairly deactivated by Postmates, Lyft, Uber, or any major gig app, Driverly has you covered. Driverly specializes in gig driver reactivations so that drivers can get back on the road without the headache of dealing with driver support. Learn more at

Postmates is an on-demand delivery service that makes ordering anything in your city easier. With Postmates, for example, you can receive anything from anywhere, whether it's late-night snacks from your favorite ice cream spot or even just a cup of coffee from your local coffee shop or anything else you need.

Whether Postmates has chosen to deactivate you for providing poor service, not meeting a minimum spend requirement, or being involved in an incident that provided negative feedback, it doesn't matter. Deactivation is a decision made by Postmates; no reason has to be provided. The only thing that matters is getting your account reactivated and back to work.

How to Get Reactivated on Postmates

You're not alone if you're wondering how to reactivate on PostMates. You can't just re-download the app and start using it again like you would with other apps, and you have to contact customer support directly to reactivate your account. Here's how:

  • Contact Postmates Customer Support: If you have been suspended, the best thing you can do is contact Postmates customer support. The customer service team will be able to help you get unsuspended and back on the platform.

  • Stay polite and professional: It's essential to be polite and professional when contacting Postmates Customer Service. Doing so will help the agent decide your case more quickly and with less stress. If you're upset or frustrated, take a few minutes to cool down before sending an email or call. This will help you stay calm and focus on reactivating your account as quickly as possible.

  • Provide supporting proof: This strengthens your case, so it's essential to have it ready before contacting Postmates Customer Service. Examples of supporting proof include screenshots of emails from Postmates, screenshots of other messages sent by the agent, receipts from purchases made through Postmates, and even photos from your last few deliveries.

  • Keep your story concise: The PostMates team will review every account that's been deactivated and reactivate those that meet the criteria outlined. Try to keep your story brief and clear; the more concisely you can explain your situation, the more likely we'll approve your request!

  • Wait for a response: Once you've submitted your request, they'll review it and let you know whether or not we plan on activating your account again. It may take a week before they contact you with their decision. If they approve, they'll send you an email letting you know that all is well!

  • Contact Driverly: If you need help with your deactivation, Driverly may be the answer for you. Driverly assists gig workers who have been deactivated by the platforms so that they can begin working again. While this isn't fully guaranteed, we have found that this method has worked for many gig workers so far. If you'd like to sign up for a Driverly Premium membership, you can head to the Signup Now section of the Driverly site, at

Postmates Rules You Might Not Know About

You should be aware of a few rules when working for Postmates. Here's a list of the most important ones:

  • You can only deliver to the address listed in the app: You might have noticed that you can't deliver to a different address than what's listed in your app. That's because the only address that Postmates is allowed to use is the one listed on your account. You need to update your profile settings if you want to change them.

  • Canceling too many orders will lead to deactivation: If you're canceling orders too frequently, expect a call from customer service asking you why this is happening and if there's anything they can do to help. Canceling orders leads to wasted time and money for both parties involved. Postmates has strict policies about cancellations.

  • Postmates no longer has a driver rating system: Postmates no longer uses the old 5-star rating system for drivers. Instead, they're using an all-new "thumbs up, thumbs down" system that many believe are much more accurate and fair.

How to Avoid Postmates Deactivation

If you're a delivery driver and you fear that you might get deactivated, there are a few things that you can do to avoid it:

Take pictures of deliveries

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have a way of taking pictures of your packages and deliveries. Taking pictures of each order is an excellent way for you to document your work, and it's also a good way for the customer to see that you're doing what you said you would. This can help prevent deactivation if there are any issues with an order.

Communicate with your customer and give excellent customer service

Communicating with your customers and providing great customer service is also essential. If a customer has an issue with their food or drinks order, ensure they are satisfied with their meal when they receive it and resolve any problems they may have had during their delivery experience as quickly as possible.

Keep your cancellation rate low

Another way to avoid getting deactivated is by keeping your cancellation rate low. Cancellation rates are calculated based on how often a driver accepts a trip but then cancels it before or after it has begun. If you frequently cancel rides, you may be deactivated from driving for Postmate, which means no more income!

Contact support when you run into problems

If you have an issue with a customer, don't take matters into your own hands by contacting them directly on social media or emailing them through their email address. Instead, contact Postmates' customer support team so they can work on resolving the issue.

Keep deliveries on time

The merchant sets delivery times, so keeping your orders within the allotted timeframe is essential. It's understood that delays happen and many factors affect your ability to meet a delivery deadline. Still, if you consistently fail to deliver within the specified timeframe for an order, Postmates may deactivate your account for non-compliance with the Delivery

Standards policy

Dont engage in Referral or promotion abuse.

When you sign up to drive on Postmates, you must agree to a set of rules and regulations governing your app use. These include rules and regulations regarding referral abuse and promotions.

You can check out more Postmates tips in this video that will help you succeed as a driver:


Postmates is a service that provides customers with a way to get food delivered right to their homes. The customer places an order, and depending on the demand and location of the customer, the food is soon brought right to their doorstep via on-demand delivery drivers. After submitting your appeal, you should hear back from a representative within one week. If you do not, feel free to contact them again with any questions or concerns you have.


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