SEATTLE — Because of a new program unveiled by Amazon, companies that make deliveries, including laundry pickup and delivery services, could soon have a new income stream.
Called Amazon Hub Partners, the new initiative would have companies deliver Amazon packages to its customers. Amazon describes the program as a three-step process: It will deliver packages to the business, the business will deliver the packages to their final destination during the day when the business has time, and Amazon will pay for each package delivered.
Amazon says it has attempted to make the Hub Partners program easy to join and perform, offering the following points:
- There is no delivery experience required,
- There are no long-term contracts,
- A business can deliver packages with its existing staff, vehicles and devices,
- The business receives weekly direct deposits, and
- Amazon will provide an app to guide the business through the deliveries.
Amazon says it is looking for its partners to commit to deliver 20-50 packages per day, depending on the area and the capacity of the business, and wants participants to commit to deliver packages seven days a week.
The program is now available in 24 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.
Amazon has an on-demand webinar to offer an overview and information about the Hub Delivery program, and is scheduling in-person and virtual events to discuss the program with interested business owners.
For more information or to apply, visit the Amazon Hub Partners website.
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