We’re going to let you in on a little secret – we’re adding a major new alcohol partner to our service. If you’re a courier and want to start delivering alcohol on the Skip Network, you need to have a Smart Serve certificate. Once you’ve completed the training and uploaded your certificate here, we’ll add alcohol delivery capabilities to your account. It’s an easy way to earn more money and add to your courier credentials.
Smart Serve is a training certificate mandated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) that helps you learn about the proper handling of alcohol. It’s there to ensure all alcohol service and delivery is aligned with public safety to help protect our communities.
Ready to get started? Follow these 3 easy steps:
- Get certified
The Smart Serve learning course can be completed online or in-person. It’s made up of short videos, quizzes, activities, text, audio, and games. At the end, you’ll get two attempts to complete a Final Certification test. It takes about 4 hours in total, but you have 30 days to complete it in full, and you can work at your own pace and pause your training when you need to.
The online training is offered in English, French, Chinese, Korean, Punjabi and Spanish, and the in-person training is offered only in English and French.
- Upload your certificate
Once you’ve done the test, you’ll need to download your certificate from your account on the Smart Serve website and upload it here. Once it’s uploaded successfully, you’re set to start earning extra on the Skip Network.
Once activated, you might also be eligible for up to $300 incentive. Learn more about it here.
- Start delivering alcohol
Once we’ve received your certificate, you can start delivering alcohol. Alcohol deliveries earn on average 50% more in tips, so it not only means more runs, but more money too. And if you sign up before April 15th we’ll give you a cash incentive.
Once activated, you might also be eligible for up to a $300 incentive. Learn more about it here.
Remember, when doing an alcohol delivery you won’t have to return any bottles or used containers, but if the customer is a minor or can’t provide identification, you’ll need to return the alcohol to the restaurant. Don’t worry, we’ll pay you extra for the drive and cover any other subsidies too.
What else do I need to know?
Remember, delivering alcohol comes with responsibilities. Before you start the process, read through the points below to make sure it’s right for you:
- You must be 19 years of age or older to deliver alcohol.
- You must always bring your government-issued photo ID and Smart Serve Certificate when picking up an alcohol order.
- Restaurants are required to record your name when you’re delivering their alcohol.
- You are legally required to check the customer’s government-issued ID. The name on the customer’s ID must always match the name on the order.
- Alcohol orders can only be delivered to residential addresses. Never release alcohol to customers at schools, prisons, remand centres, or businesses that also sell alcohol.
- It is illegal to deliver alcohol to a person that is visibly intoxicated or under the age of 19.
- Undelivered alcohol must always be returned to the vendor immediately, by law.
- If you can’t complete an alcohol delivery, you can use the chat function in the Courier App for support.
- For information on COVID-19, find resources and articles on our blog here. Visit the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada website for more resources and the most up-to-date information available.
- When delivering alcohol, you’re required to keep Skip’s alcohol licence on hand. You can find the licence here.
Sound good? Then sign up now.