Amazon has offered free two-day transport for Prime members since 2005. As Amazon rolls out a one-day transport assure for its 100 million Prime members, Amazon Flex drivers help solve the company’s last mile problem. CNBC talked to these on-demand contract employees all over the nation to figure out what it is truly like to deliver for Amazon. Watch the video clip to hear about the pay, rhythm of work, and how Amazon Flex works.
Is Amazon Prime worthwhile? For many members, free transport is a key Amazon Prime benefit that factors into their decision to pay $119 per year for the service. As Amazon begins offering Prime members the added benefit of one-day transport they are working with on-demand contract drivers to help with this particularly labor-intensive and high priced hand-delivery.
We spent a day with Omar Montes, a Flex driver in the San Francisco Bay Area. Omar helped a friend deliver around 46 packages in 3½ hours, for $105. “These are like the good days that make you want to carry on doing Amazon. But, you know, there is clearly bad days too,” Montes stated.
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What It’s Like To Be An Amazon Flex Delivery Driver