Amazon desires you to ship its packages for them.
The on-line retailer launched a brand new program this week that helps folks within the United States start their very own companies delivering Amazon packages. The transfer offers Amazon one other means to ship its packages to buyers, as a substitute of counting on UPS, FedEx and different bundle delivery providers.
Amazon.com Inc. says the prices to start a delivery enterprise start at $10,000, and people created beneath this system would function 20 to 40 vans and make use of between 40 and 100 folks.
Here’s what else to know:
WHO IT’S FOR
Amazon says these with little or no logistics expertise can apply. Those that have already got a bundle delivery enterprise can join, too. If they’re authorized to be a part of this system, Amazon says these companies can proceed to ship packages for different firms.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Those first want to apply at its web site, logitstics.amazon.com . The firm will vet candidates and work out should you’re the fitting match. There’s additionally three weeks of coaching, together with a visit to Amazon headquarters in Seattle, which you will pay for as a part of the startup prices. At the coaching, Amazon says you will study its delivery operations and spend time within the discipline with an present delivery supplier.
WHAT AMAZON PROVIDES
Amazon says it’ll provide assist to enterprise house owners and people wanting to start a delivery enterprise, together with reductions on insurance coverage, know-how and different providers. Those which can be accepted to this system may also have the ability to lease Amazon-branded vans and purchase Amazon-branded uniforms for drivers to put on. But remember the fact that these vans can solely be used to ship Amazon packages.
WHAT TO KNOW
The new enterprise can be answerable for hiring workers, and Amazon can be the shopper, paying for the deliveries.
WHERE DO I HAVE TO BE LOCATED?
Amazon says alternatives can be found close to its 75 delivery stations throughout the nation. A map is obtainable at logistics.amazon.com./marketing/getting-started .
WILL THIS PUT MY EXISTING DELIVERY COMPANY OUT OF BUSINESS?
Probably not. There are extra packages to be delivered apart from those shipped by Amazon. And Amazon says it’ll proceed to use different delivery firms, and that this program is simply one other means to meet the rising quantity of packages it wants to ship.
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