Amazon launches Flex, an Uber-like service for deliveries


Amazon today launched a new service called Amazon Flex which pays part-time drivers to deliver packages. The service, which takes its cue from Uber, will pay drivers between $18 to $25 an hour to work for two-, four-, or eight-hour shifts. Amazon Flex will first come to Seattle, but will expand to Manhattan, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Portland soon. The service will only be used for Amazon Prime Now orders at first, but may expand to other Amazon deliveries.

  1. smee says:

    For a while Amazon was using a delivery service around here other than USPS, UPS, and Fedex. This service appeared to be people driving their own private vehicles.

    It was incredibly unreliable. I complained on numerous occasions to Amazon about it. Many packages disappeared completely – either they weren’t delivered at all or were stolen after delivery because of where the service left them. Amazon eventually stopped using them (or at least I haven’t gotten anything delivered by them for a long time).

    They also didn’t look very professional or official when packages were delivered to my workplace instead of home.

    It’s one thing if you are always home to accept deliveries, but I’m not thrilled with the idea of a service that does not have experience with package delivery when people are not at home.

  2. June says:

    Look at the lady face in the pic, the delivery guy must be hot!

    Ladies , this guy is brought to you by Amazon Flex.

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