Amazon has changed the way we shop along with other aspects of our lives. Well, with the ever-expanding retail empire, Amazon is going to need more workers and vehicles to fulfill the orders - specifically on the delivery side.
To do that, Amazon Inc. is encouraging people to start their own delivery businesses. The company will help interested entrepreneurs, even those with little to no logistics experience, “start, set up and manage” a local delivery business, with each owner overseeing 20 to 40 Amazon-branded delivery vehicles that will retrieve goods from one of 75 Amazon delivery stations.
Demand is at its peak; In 2017, Amazon shipped 5 billion items to Prime members alone, and its operating income increased 20 percent year over year to $2.8 billion. With demand so high, Amazon aims to hire tens of thousands of delivery drivers.
If you're interested in starting your own package-delivery service (with the help of Amazon, of course), Amazon will offer financial and operational support. In a statement, the Seattle-based company said the startup costs can be as low as $10,000. Furthermore, people will also get access to discounted delivery-trucks, uniforms, fuel, insurance and other resources to get the business going.
Amazon currently uses the United States Postal Service, FedEx and United Parcel Service Inc. The company has been working on ways to expand delivery capacity, including experimenting with drones.
“Customer demand is higher than ever, and we have a need to build more capacity,” Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in the statement.
Amazon is estimating that those who succeed in the new delivery program can earn as much as $300,000 in annual profit by operating a fleet of as many as 40 delivery vehicles. Amazon will provide them with shipment delivery volume and give them access to "sophisticated delivery technology". This is a huge opportunity for many looking to start their own business.
If successful, Amazon will boost its shipment process and will put more Amazon branded-vehicles on the street.
What are your guys' thoughts? Are any of you interested in doing this?
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