Amazon launches ‘Amazon Flex’ app to hire part time delivery partners

Sangeetha Chengappa Bengaluru | Updated on June 13, 2019 Published on June 13, 2019

Amazon India has launched Amazon Flex, creating opportunity for individuals to be their own boss, create their own work schedules and earn ₹120-140 per hour, delivering Prime and non-Prime packages on behalf of Amazon, during their spare time.

Launched in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi, Amazon Flex will be rolled out to more cities this year. Delivery partners over 18 years of age with two-wheelers, a valid drivers licence and PAN card are eligible to sign up for the programme using the Amazon Flex app.

Every delivery partner goes through a comprehensive background verification process and hands-on training before they begin delivering packages. They are also covered under a group accident policy.

“India is a key growth area for us and we will continue to invest and innovate for the market. Amazon Flex, which we piloted for the last few weeks, aligns with the Government’s Digital India and Skill India initiatives. We are proud to create opportunities for tens of thousands of individuals to further their earning potential with a flexible work option, who will be paid by Amazon every week instead of once a month” Akhil Saxena, Vice President – Asia Customer Fulfilment, Amazon told BusinessLine.

Citing the example of Anand Rao, a 19 year old student from Mumbai, Saxena said, “With Amazon Flex, Anand was able to earn ₹2,400 a week, which he uses to pay for his cricket training.” Amazon Flex is live in six geographies including North America, Spain, Germany, UK, Singapore, Japan and India is the seventh. Technology start-ups such as Swiggy and Dunzo have also empowered their individual driver partners with the opportunity to earn anywhere between ₹25,000 and ₹35,000 a month. Swiggy works with a large base of 1.95 lakh active delivery partners in 200 cities across the country who execute over 35 million orders a month from 1 lakh restaurant partners.

Live in the top 8 metros, Dunzo, a Google backed app that connects time-starved users to the nearest delivery partner for all kinds of local deliveries, has a current fleet of over 18,000 monthly active partners.

“Our Dunzo partners are the driving force behind the business. For us, it is equally important to ensure a great partner experience as much as a customer experience. While they are independent entities, we at Dunzo see them as nothing short of our very own Super Heros” said Kabeer Biswas, co-founder and CEO, Dunzo.

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Published on June 13, 2019
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