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Amazon creates flexible earning opportunities and supplements its delivery network with Amazon Flex

Amazon creates flexible earning opportunities and supplements its delivery network with Amazon Flex

January 22, 2020 at 12:01 AM AEDT

~ Amazon Flex enables individuals in Sydney and Melbourne to be their own boss, create their own schedule and make extra money during their free time delivering Amazon packages

~ Amazon Flex will supplement Amazon’s delivery capacity and speed up deliveries as customer demand continues to grow

Sydney –  22 January 2020: Amazon Australia today announced the launch of Amazon Flex in Sydney and Melbourne, an innovative delivery service that offers individuals the opportunity to be their own boss and earn extra money in their free time delivering Amazon packages to customers. Amazon Flex will also enable Amazon to expand its delivery network, ramp up at peak times and ultimately speed up deliveries for customers, while providing a unique opportunity for individuals to further their earning potential whilst fitting in with their lifestyle.

Interested delivery partners in Sydney and Melbourne with their own vehicle can sign-up, choose delivery blocks that fit their schedule, and deliver packages – all using the Amazon Flex app. They simply download the app (from the IOS or Android app store), sign up and complete the background verification process and they are then ready to accept delivery blocks. Delivery blocks are an estimated four hours, during which delivery partners collect their packages from pick up points in Sydney and Melbourne and deliver them to customers. Amazon Flex offers delivery partners transparency around their earnings. Delivery partners will know the estimated duration and minimum payment for each block in advance, and will receive payments weekly by direct deposit.

“Amazon Flex puts delivery partners in the driver’s seat, enabling them to earn extra money with the flexibility to choose their own schedule. With visibility of how much they will be paid for a block before they accept it, delivery partners ensure their time on the road is well spent,” explained Craig Fuller, Director of Operations, Amazon Australia. “We are always looking at new ways to deliver convenience to customers. As customer demand and delivery needs continue to grow in Australia, Amazon Flex gives us the agility to supplement the work we do with our existing carrier partners so we can speed up delivery times and respond to peaks in demand. At Amazon we work backwards from the customer and, with our team of innovators, Amazon Flex give us the flexibility over time to unlock customer delivery benefits we haven’t even thought of yet.”

Amazon Flex participants will join a valued community of traditional carriers who will continue to deliver smiles for miles to customers in Australia.

Amazon.com.au launched in Australia in December 2017 and now offers customers 125 million products across 29 different categories including Amazon devices. Amazon has launched a number of products and services, such as Fulfilment By Amazon, Global Store, Prime, and in August 2019 Amazon Launchpad, a program that helps Aussie startups and entrepreneurs bring innovative products to local customers.

For more information on Amazon Flex and how to sign up visit flex.amazon.com.au.

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Media contact:

Amazon Australia - Jessica Makin, PR Manager Operations, 0416 292 912

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About Amazon Flex

Amazon Flex is a delivery service that is currently operational in nine countries across the world – United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom,  Germany, Spain, India, Singapore, Japan and Australia - and is an opportunity for individuals in those countries to earn extra money in their free time, be their own boss and have fun delivering Amazon packages to customers.