Apply For Delivery Jobs With Amazon Flex
Where do you do your online shopping? If you’re like many people, your number one choice is Amazon.com. Products are almost always cheaper on Amazon, but the downside is that you have to wait for the item to be delivered. Not anymore. Now Amazon Flex offers same-day delivery of select products.
Amazon.com is an Internet based e-commerce retailer and cloud computing company. The publicly traded company is based in Seattle, Washington. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. After years of dominating the online retail market, Amazon decided to branch out into the on-demand delivery business in order to diversify and to compete. In September 2015, they launched Amazon Flex.
With Amazon Flex, you get the low cost of Amazon.com combined with the convenience of same-day delivery. How can you argue with that? Amazon Flex operates seven days a week and will deliver select Amazon Prime Now items almost immediately after completing your online purchase.
To make this possible, Amazon Flex takes advantage of the shared economy business model. By crowd sourcing a network of delivery drivers, they can meet demand while cutting costs and helping to build independent contractor job opportunities. Plus, customers get their goods delivered quickly and efficiently. It’s a win-win situation for all parties involved.
Here’s how it works: A customer logs onto the Amazon app or website. They select the Amazon Prime Now items that they want delivered and complete their purchase. The delivery info is sent out to an Amazon Flex driver who uses their smartphone to accept the delivery. Drivers can deliver one package or multiple packages in the same delivery session. The more they deliver, the more they make.
The driver picks up the packages from the local Amazon warehouse using their own car, scans in the items upon pick-up, and follows directions to the customer’s destination. At the destination, the app supplies specific instructions, like beware of dog or leave package by garage door. Before the driver drops off the package they scan the item again and select whom they delivered it to. Once one package drop off is complete, the driver can start the next delivery. It’s a simple system that has huge potential.
To become an Amazon Flex driver, you must be 21 years old, own your own car, have a valid driver’s license, and maintain an Amazon account. You must have an Android phone – not an iOS mobile device. Apply for a delivery driver job online. Approval takes about 48 hours and then you can start to work as an independent courier for Amazon Flex.
Drivers use their Android mobile device to schedule their work shifts. They can choose to work 2, 4, or 8 hour blocks of time. When a delivery needs to be made, they drive to the local distribution warehouse, pick up the package and deliver it. For their delivery services, Amazon Flex drivers can earn $18 to $25 per hour.
Working for Amazon Flex is a great gig. You can choose your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want. Like other shared economy jobs, you are your own boss. Amazon Flex has consistent work for keen drivers and they need more drivers to meet delivery demand.
Amazon Flex is testing the service in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, Washington. Amazon has plans to expand to all metropolitan areas across the United States in the near future. If Amazon Flex doesn’t deliver near you yet, sign up to be an Amazon Flex driver anyways. Amazon will let you know when they expand to your area.
Amazon isn’t the only on-demand delivery service, but it is unique. The rivals and competition started as small companies, but Amazon Flex was started by a powerhouse company with a loyal e-commerce customer base. This means lots of work and lots of potential for this up and coming offshoot of one of the world’s largest online retailers.
If you’re ready to escape the office and be your own boss, delivering packages for Amazon Flex is a terrific option. Apply today and see where the shared economy will take you.
Quick Facts About Amazon Flex
Amazon Founded: 1994
Amazon Flex Launch: September 2015
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
Description: On-demand delivery of Amazon Prime Now products sold on Amazon.com
Delivery Driver Requirements: 21 years old, Vehicle, Amazon Account, Android Mobile Device
Pay: $18 to $25 per hour plus tips