Amazon’s own delivery vans to hit the street

Getty Images | Aaron P. Bernstein

Getty Images | Aaron P. Bernstein

The move gives Amazon another way to ship its packages to shoppers besides relying on UPS, FedEx and other package delivery services.

In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Parisa Sadrzadeh, a senior manager of logistics for, demonstrates a package delivery for journalists at a media event in Seattle to announce a new program that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages.

Through the programme, Amazon said it can cost as little as US$10,000 for someone to start the delivery business. You'll be fully responsible for hiring and developing a team of high-performing, hardworking drivers, while we take care of getting you set up and ready to operate out of an Amazon delivery station in your city.

The post office's revenue from shipping and package services, which includes boxes from Amazon and other e-commerce companies, rose 12 per cent to $19.5 billion in fiscal year 2017 from the year before.

The latest strategy? Delivering products to customers' homes on the same day. Amazon did not provide details about the incentives, nor did it explain whether it would pay for business per trip, per mile or per month. And Amazon says it will continue to use other delivery companies, and that this program is just another way to meet the growing amount of packages it needs to ship. Individual owners can build their business knowing they will have delivery volume from Amazon, access to the company's sophisticated delivery technology, hands-on training, and discounts on a suite of assets and services, including vehicle leases and comprehensive insurance. "I was driving for Amazon Flex when I learned about the opportunity to start my own delivery company". With today's announcement, Amazon will help entrepreneurs in a new way, by empowering them to build their own delivery businesses.

"This would give even more bargaining power to Amazon by making the worker completely reliant on them for wages, schedules and stability", said Stephanie Luce, a professor of labor studies at the City University of NY. "This is really about meeting growth for our future", Clark said.

Amazon is launching this service because they're basically reaching a delivery tipping point.

On the plus side, he thinks that the news should also make it quite clear to the logistics giants that Amazon is not their friend, and "hopefully will push UPS to stop giving them most favored nation status".

Amazon is constantly looking for hands-on leaders who think big and deliver results for our customers. The companies expect to close the deal later this year.

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