Should You Tip Lowe’s Delivery Guys?

By Hayden Ortiz

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When it comes to receiving a delivery from Lowe’s, customers may wonder whether or not they should tip the delivery drivers since tipping is quite popular in the US customer service industry.

Well, Lowe’s does not require tipping, but customers can choose to tip for exceptional service. The amount of the tip can vary depending on the complexity of the delivery and installation services provided.

In this article, we will be looking at how you can go about tips for Lowe’s delivery guys. Are you supposed to tip? What is the right amount to tip? Can you get free delivery? Let’s find out.

Are You Supposed To Tip Lowe’s Delivery?

Lowe’s deliveries simply do not require tipping, and their company policy does not permit employees to accept tips from customers.

However, if you want to tip as a form of appreciation for exceptional service, you can do so. Tips are usually given in cash, and the amount can vary depending on the complexity of the delivery and installation services provided.

Tipping etiquette is a personal choice, and it is not mandatory. If you’re satisfied with the delivery service, you can tip the delivery driver. However, if the driver is rude or fails to provide satisfactory service, then you’re simply not obligated to tip.

When it comes to appliance delivery, Lowe’s delivery drivers are not allowed to accept tips. The company pays the drivers a competitive hourly wage, and they do not rely solely on tips for income.

It is important to note that Lowe’s charges a delivery fee based on the distance of the delivery location. This fee is separate from any tip that you may choose to give the delivery driver.

Do You Tip Lowe’s Appliance Installers?

When it comes to tipping Lowe’s appliance installers, it’s important to note that most of them are not direct employees of Lowe’s. Instead, they work under a third-party contractor.

That said, if the installer goes out of their way to satisfy you and ensure that everything is set up correctly in addition to moving the appliance (like a fridge for example) up a staircase, then tipping is not a bad idea really.

While most of the third-party contractors used by Lowe’s for appliance installations generally do not require tipping, it’s a common practice to tip for exceptional service.

So yeah, you definitely can tip Lowe’s appliance installers.

How Much Can You Tip Lowe’s Delivery Guys?

When it comes to tipping Lowe’s delivery guys, a good rule of thumb is to tip between $10 to $20 per person, depending on the complexity of the delivery and installation services provided.

It’s important to note that Lowe’s company policy does not allow employees to accept customer tips. However, some customers still choose to tip their delivery drivers as a way of showing appreciation for their hard work.

If you decide to tip, make sure to give the tip (in cash or via money transfer apps like CashApp, Venmo, etc) directly to the delivery driver and not to their supervisor or manager.

You can also express your appreciation through positive feedback, or other non-monetary means like offering cold water to snacks.

Is It Necessary To Tip If There Is A Delivery Charge?

Customers may wonder if it is necessary to tip Lowe’s delivery drivers if they are already paying a delivery charge.

It is generally not necessary to tip if there is a delivery charge and Lowe’s does not allow its delivery guys to receive tips (officially). However, if the delivery driver goes above and beyond to offer exceptional service, a tip may be appropriate.

It is important to note that if the delivery driver is a third-party contractor through Lowe’s, tipping may be allowed. In this case, it is up to the customer’s discretion whether to tip or not. If the customer decides to tip, it is recommended to hand the tip directly to the delivery person to thank them for their work.

Does Lowe’s Ever Offer Free Delivery?

Lowe’s offers free standard shipping on orders of $45 or more, as long as the items weigh less than 150 pounds.

This means that customers who purchase items that meet these criteria can have their items delivered to their doorstep without incurring any additional shipping charges. Customers who want to take advantage of this offer can order online and select the free shipping option at checkout.

It’s important to note that the free shipping offer only applies to eligible items. If any eligible items are canceled, resulting in an order total of less than $45, the free shipping offer won’t apply. Additionally, some items may not be eligible for free shipping due to their weight or size.


In conclusion, tipping Lowe’s delivery personnel is not mandatory, but it’s a good way to show appreciation for their quality of service.

Our recommended amount for tipping will be $10 to $20 per person, depending on the complexity of the delivery and installation services provided. However, it’s important to note that Lowe’s policy does not allow its employees (including delivery drivers) to accept tips from customers officially.

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Hayden Ortiz

Hayden is the co-founder of TheValueShopper. He is someone who loves grocery runs and spent 20 years of his career in the retail and consumer service industry. As our senior editor, Hayden primarily focuses on managing this website and providing answers to as many shopping-related queries as he can possible find with in-depth articles and additional videos where necessary.