Quit Amazon | Take $10,000 | Launch your own delivery business
Amazon plans to leverage its own employees as new delivery drivers; launches a new program to fund business dreams.
“We received overwhelming interest from tens of thousands of individuals who applied to be part of the delivery service partner program, including many employees,” said Dave Clark, SVP, Worldwide Operations, Amazon
- Program offers employees up to $10,000 to cover startup costs and three months of salary to start small package delivery businesses.
- Amazon is looking to reduce its dependence on USPS and Fedex for its retail deliveries.
- First “delivery service partner” program was launched in 2018, where employees could invest in their own startup.
- Since then, 200 people have created delivery startups, and the e-commerce giant expects “hundreds” more with the added incentives.
- The incentive program is available to aspiring entrepreneurs in the United States, Britain and Spain.
Latest incentive would also include three months of wages for employees who want to start their own delivery enterprise, and that they would be assured “consistent delivery volume” from the company, said an Amazon statement.
Path for those with an appetite for opportunities
As part of the program, the online retailer is also offering access to the company’s delivery technology, training, and discounts on assets and services. This includes Amazon-branded vans and uniforms. Clark further remarked:
“We’ve heard from associates that they want to participate in the program but struggled with the transition. Now we have a path for those associates with an appetite for opportunities to own their own businesses.”