Amazon Pushes to Increase Final Mile Delivery Fleet with Uber Style Gig Economy Driver Pool
Two parties considerably benefited
Are you keeping an eye on Amazon’s next move? The biggest online retailer is now encouraging new entrepreneurs willing to venture in the delivery arena to run their own startups and expand the giant´s horizons in the process, ensuring both high quality and quantity of shipping services, ambitious as it may sound.
The reason for this call is not subtle whatsoever: Amazon simply needs to remain unbeatable in the market and, to guarantee it, is taking astute action with a smart twist on the prevailing gig economy — fleet pooling. A cutting-edge startup program called AmazonDelivery Service Partner fosters teamwork, leadership, growth, self-confidence, and exciting business opportunities in the U.S. under the “Own Your Success” motto.
This might be the right time for “driverpreneurs” all around the USA to make a fresh start and dive into the flowing delivery waters due to the arising urgent needs of the ever-expanding retail business. The annual revenue could reach $300,000 for delivery partners accepted in the startup program launched a few months ago.
Thanks to this upcoming expansion of substantially more available vehicles and drivers the e-commerce star would duck UPS and FedEx, moving along a more Uberishline parallel to the spirit of an era blooming with freelancers and non-traditional contracts.
Booming demand triggers new challenges
Unsurprisingly, delivery demand has skyrocketed for Amazon over the last three years (with shipping costs that have almost doubled) and as a consequence, the current delivery service is naturally falling short.
Keeping up with the increasingly growing requirements has never been so hard. With this scenario and striving for the best, the e-commerce leader is redoubling its efforts to avoid overwhelmed warehouses as well as unwanted delays in its complex yet efficient supply chain management. A sudden increase in shipment capacity is at this moment more than crucial for Amazon, who through the program, will certainly put a network of thousands of branded trucks and uniforms to deliver packages like clockwork.
The online store is second to none when it comes to completing package orders efficiently and although this is not the first time the famous store is working in tandem with a third-party carrier, Amazon is pioneering the launch of a program of this caliber.
Quick Explanation of the Amazon Delivery Service Partner Program
Startup capital of $10,000 is enough to get going and Amazon will provide applicants with
- coaching and training
- discounts on trucks
- operational assistance
Among other supporting services and quite interesting incentives that will ensure an efficient organization of the well-run colossal fleet of newcomers. Client-oriented and organized leaders are eligible for the program since customer care is a priority for the company. Should military veterans apply to the program Amazon will give reimbursements of $10,000.
The company will also assure partners its most refined technologies for the betterment of the new shipping networks and their door-to-door demands. For instance, the e-commerce giant has tried drones to perfect the movement of packages among other out of the box strategies that aim to gain even more power and control over logistics. The top store has always stood out from its competitors since it adopted an aggressive approach towards the implementation of new technologies to logistics and this program is clearly not the exception.
In addition to the above, Amazon Flex offers an interesting alternative, allowing Americans to deliver packages with their own vehicles with the possibility of making between $18 and $25 an hour. Amazon Flex seems to be a good fit for less ventured workers who are only looking for extra income and not for a full-time job.
The registration for both initiatives is available on the company’s website with no prior experience required. The page goes right to the point with clear and friendly instructions, full of supporting infographics that make the registration process really amiable. A section of stories of success and a downloadable brochure are also handy for further information.
All words delivered…
With gig economy standing strong in 2018 it comes as no surprise that the e-commerce top company grants these kinds of unparalleled opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs, benefiting a large number of individuals. It is undoubtedly a win-win situation and it seems that for Jeff Bezos the sky’s the limit