Amazon Flex – a new delivery programme for part-time delivery personnel looking for extra income and flexible timing.
It targets housewives, security guards, college students, and anyone who has spare time to make deliveries in their areas and on days of their choice.
Under the programme, individuals with two-wheelers can sign up, create their own schedule and deliver packages to Amazon’s customers using a mobile app.
According to Amazon, they will be able to earn around 120-140 RS per hour and payment will be made every Wednesday through an online transfer.
Freelance delivery partners have to go through an extensive background verification process and complete hands-on-training before they can begin delivering.
The program launched in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai and will available to other cities later this year. Amazon Flex directly targets students, housewives and other professionals who can make deliveries a part time opportunity to add to their fixed incomes.
The program is already live in six other countries including North America, Spain, Japan, Singapore, Germany and the UK. At the moment, the individuals can choose the day and time which can go up to four hours per day. However, a delivery partner can deliver for approximately 25-30 hours in a week. All Amazon Flex participants will be cover under a group insurance of upto `5 lakh for accidents and disabilities.