I'm back with Parcel Walker!

Almost a month ago, I was contacted by a representative from WMG asking me if I wish to be activated as a Parcel Walker again.

I thought about it and I agreed. Afterall, GrabFood is starting to really cut incentives and make things really unfair and difficult for the walkers.

WMG now seems to have become slightly more strict about how they work and handle the parcels. They now require the walkers to get the parcels from a collection point near them and signing to acknowledge accepting them.

I was also told that I need to put on uniform and this ugly oversized vest, long pants and covered shoes. To be honest, the uniform is quite attractive but way to big for average females (the smallest size is M) and the vest is even worst! It's like I stole my dad's vest!

They also require walkers to "book" a whole month worth of slots (days that you're available) via a form whereby they'll whatsapp you. I do think having to book 1 month in advance is a little extreme and demanding for a free-and-easy job. However, if you can't make it for a certain day, you just have to inform them 3 days in advance. 

Anyway, I was able to confirm that Parcel Walker will guarantee a $8 per activation. Meaning if I was ask to deliver parcel, I'll be gaurented $8 for that day!

So let's say I was activated to deliver parcels on Monday, and I've 2 parcels to deliver, each weighing around 0.1kg. I'll not make $1 ($0.50 for small parcels 0-1kg) but $8!

However, let's say I received 10 parcels instead, all of them about 1.2kg each. Instead of receiving $8, I'll be paid $10 ($1.00 for parcels 1.1-3kg)!

So a base of $8 or the total quantity and weight of the parcels, whichever is more!

So far I've made a few deliveries for them and never do I get over $8! The heaviest I've sent so far is 3 parcels that adds up to more than 16kg and then 1 single parcel of over 4kg.


  1. Now I’m even more confused about how to calculate the cost of the parcel since you showed me new data that was not clear to me.

  2. Hi , just would like to ask , which option would be better as a walker , a grabfood walker or parcel walker ? i am thinking to get a sideline job but not sure which would be better.

    1. HI, thanks for dropping by.

      Hmm... from my experience, GrabFood. But at the end of the day, it depends on your fitness and hours you can work.

      For parcel walker, its "fixed-fulltime-like". You've to set aside from 5pm-9+pm (Mon-Sat, depending on the schedule you provided) and "fixed area" kinda thingy. Their new payment scheme pays more for more parcels. $4 per activation with min 3 parcels and $1 for the 4th parcel onwards. Meaning if there is 1 or 2 parcels for that day, you won't get activated. From my experience, if you're just delivering within the few blocks within your neighbourhood (I deliver only 12-14 blocks within my area), then probably there'll be few days in a week whereby you don't get activated. (but that is just me, it could be my area) Also, you've to take note of the penalty - $10 deduction if you miss a shift (you've to give your schedule monthly)

      For GrabFood, I feel there is more "probability" as it can be 24/7 but you cannot gauge the distance (sometimes its within 1km, sometimes more than 1km, sometimes you get grouped orders which route just make you detour and waste time). Earning wise, if you want to chiong, the probability of earning more than parcel walker is high plus you get bonus for completing a certain number of jobs and other benefits (Birthday Vouchers etc). As for penalty, Grab also punish their delivery partners who cancel or miss too much jobs (so just remember to turn your app off if you're not ready to work)

      Anyway, hope this helps. Eventually you can sign up for both, and try them both out, but just don't overwork yourself. Take care and Stay safe :)

  3. Hi, just curious does that means working as parcel walker can only earn less than $200 a month if there can deliveries for 20 days said with the minimum $8/day? How to survive 😅🤔

    1. Hi Jess,

      $8/day is already after revision, used to be lower... lol
      Anyway, Parcel walker can only be a "side-income", like for one to buy themselves a bubble tea or kopi. LOL

      I don't know about their new payment scheme tho since I stopped working for them already. (They required everyone to go back for re-training and I didn't bother to go through all that trouble).


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