“Amazon Flex will pay anyone in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru Rs 120-140 per hour to deliver packages in their chosen area and time slot”
Amazon.in wants your help to make its delivery network more formidable. The e-commerce platform has introduced Amazon Flex – a new delivery programme for those looking to make a few extra bucks on part-time basis – in India. It aims at housewives, security guards, college students, or anyone who has spare time to chip in and deliver Amazon packages in their respective areas and earn Rs 120-140 per hour.
Amazon Flex was being tested in the country over the past few weeks and is now available across Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi. It’s already in operation in six other markets in North America, Germany, Spain, Japan, Singapore, and the UK. The programme will allow participants to choose their own schedule for deliveries, meaning they can work on the time and days of their choice. They will be paid every Wednesday via online bank transfer (thus a PAN number is mandatory) and will be provided with insurance up to Rs 5 lakh.
To be a part-time delivery executive, users will be required to have an Android phone with the Amazon Flex app; they will have to register themselves by choosing the area and time of their preference. The delivery personnel enrolled will have to take the in-app video classes to show them how the system works. They will also be given classroom training when they walk down to Amazon office for document verification.
“We are proud to create opportunities for tens of thousands of individuals to further their earning potential with a flexible work option to be their own boss, create their own schedule and take advantage of Amazon technology to deliver packages,” explained Akhil Saxena Vice President – Asia Customer Fulfilment, Amazon. “While we continue to scale our existing delivery capabilities across the country, Amazon Flex will enable Amazon to continue growing our capacity to serve more customers and speed up deliveries.”