‘Amazon Flex’ to onboard part-time delivery partners
E-commerce major Amazon has launched a new program named Amazon Flex in a bid to onboard part-time partners to expand its delivery capacity in India.
Individuals with two-wheelers can sign up, create their own schedule and deliver packages using the app at Rs 120-140 per hour. They will receive payment every Wednesday through online transfer.
The freelance delivery partners will have to go through a background verification process and hands-on-training before they begin delivering. Besides, they can also learn from in-app videos about safe driving and delivering customer experience. All Amazon Flex participants are covered under a group insurance of upto Rs 5 lakh for accidents and disabilities.
The program is currently live in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai and will be expanded to other cities later this year. The program directly targets students, housewives and other professionals who can take this as a part time opportunity and 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.
“India is a key market so we will continue to invest in infrastructure, fulfillment and transportation. We are proud to create opportunities for tens of thousands of individuals to further their earning potential with a flexible work option to be their own boss, create their own schedule and take advantage of Amazon technology to deliver packages,” said Akhil Saxena Vice President – Asia Customer Fulfilment, Amazon.
Source: ET Tech