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Amazon's new Flex service is an Uber-like package delivery system

Amazon Flex will pay drivers to deliver packages to consumers within their one-hour Amazon Prime Now delivery service

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 1, 2015 at 11:19 am CDT (1 min, 1 sec reading time)

Amazon continues to evolve, with the launch of its latest service that pays part-time drivers to deliver packages for Amazon. Amazon Flex is an Uber-like delivery service that pays drivers between $18 and $25 per hour to deliver packages using Amazon Prime Now, within the promised one-hour delivery window.

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Interested drivers need to be at least 21 years old, have their own vehicle, an Android-powered smartphone, and have to pass a background check. We don't know how many drivers Amazon is after, the delivery distance and package size they'd be handling and other factors that would determine how much a driver is paid per hour.

Part-time drivers can work two-, four-, or eight-hour shifts to supplement their income - or with the eight-hour shifts, it could very well be a full-time job. It's not as flexible as being an Uber driver, but the benefits are there. Amazon Flex drivers can work as much as they want, as Amazon needs delivery drivers seven days a week.

The new service has launched in Seattle, but it will eventually expand into Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Manhattan, Miami and Portland. Amazon hasn't said when it will expand, so expect some more news on that in the near future.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com
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