In a system that is vaguely reminiscent of Uber, residents in Sydney and Melbourne can now get paid to deliver packages for Amazon.
Only three years on from activating Amazon.com.au, the e-commerce giant has now launched Amazon Flex into the Australian market to expand its delivery network.
Amazon flex gives individuals the opportunity to be their own boss and earn extra money in their free time delivering Amazon packages to customers.
Amazon Flex participants will join traditional Amazon carriers who deliver over 125 million products available to the Australian market.
Interested delivery partners in Sydney and Melbourne with their own vehicle can sign-up, choose delivery blocks that fit their schedule, and deliver packages using the Amazon Flex app.
Once the app is downloaded from the IOS or Android app store, a background verification process will need to be completed upon signing up then individuals can accept delivery blocks.
Delivery blocks are an estimated four hours, during which delivery partners collect their packages from pick up points in Sydney and Melbourne and deliver them to customers.
Delivery partners will know the estimated duration and minimum payment for each block in advance, and will receive payments weekly by direct deposit.
Craig Fuller, Director of Operations at Amazon Australia said the new service will speed up the delivery process for customers.
“As customer demand and delivery needs continue to grow in Australia, Amazon Flex gives us the agility to supplement the work we do with our existing carrier partners so we can speed up delivery times and respond to peaks in demand,” Craig said.
“Amazon Flex puts delivery partners in the driver’s seat, enabling them to earn extra money with the flexibility to choose their own schedule. With visibility of how much they will be paid for a block before they accept it, delivery partners ensure their time on the road is well spent,”
“Amazon Flex gives us the flexibility over time to unlock customer delivery benefits we haven’t even thought of yet.”