Ecommerce giant Amazon is now offering part-time delivery options to serve its growing number of customers in India.
The company has introduced Amazon Flex, which allows individuals with two-wheelers to sign up, create their own schedule and deliver packages using the app at ₹120- ₹140 per hour. They will receive payment every Wednesday through online transfer.
However, these freelance delivery partners will have to go through a background verification process and hands-on-training before they begin delivering. Further, they can also learn from in-app videos about safe driving and delivering customer experience.
All Amazon Flex participants are covered under a group insurance of upto ₹5 lakh for accidents and disabilities. The service is currently live in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai and will be expanded to other cities later this year. The company is looking to target students, housewives and other professionals who can take this as a part time opportunity and add to their fixed incomes.
“India is a key market so we will continue to invest in infrastructure, fulfillment and transportation. 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”, said Akhil Saxena, vice president, Asia Customer Fulfilment, Amazon.