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Got free time? Deliver for Amazon

BENGALURU: Now, you'll be able to deliver goods for Amazon India on a part-time basis, making Rs 120-140 according to hour.

The e-commerce primary on Thursday launched Amazon Flex, where college students, food delivery executives, provider sector team of workers or safety guards can join and deliver goods for the corporate. This is the 7th nation globally where Amazon has presented this programme, which additionally improves its last-mile delivery community. The hourly-pay is inclusive of operating prices like gas.

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Amazon is asking several dealers, together with FMCG companies that sell small price tag items, to extend the price of goods being sold on its platform to Rs 200 through bundling several merchandise together. This is for pin codes where Amazon Pantry, the e-tailer’s grocery arm, isn't available.

Starting with Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, Flex will ultimately be taken to the top seven cities this 12 months through Amazon. Started in 2015 in the US, Flex is available in Spain, Japan, Singapore, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Amazon did a pilot of Flex in those cities with about 1,000 such partners. Amazon has activated Flex’s app downloads right here, where one can practice and — upon verification and background assessments — could get started handing over for Amazon on their motorcycles. Only merchandise that may be carried on a two-wheeler will probably be assigned to these delivery executives. Amazon has enabled in-app video tutorials for those partners to learn, from where in addition they take a couple of exams to assess their figuring out of the paintings.

Amazon to workers: We'll pay you to quit and haul applications

In an effort to speed up its delivery time from two days to at least one for its Prime individuals, Amazon has made a new proposition to its workers that the corporate will lend a hand them get started a business handing over Amazon package in the event that they quit their process. The be offering is open to maximum part-time and full-time Amazon workers, together with warehouse staff who pack and ship orders.

“The Indian market is complicated. We had to customize it to deal with facets like cash-on-delivery or attended deliveries, in contrast to unattended deliveries in other markets. We feel the rates (hourly pay) are very competitive,” said Amazon VP (Asia buyer fulfilment) Akhil Saxena. He said Flex strengthens the overall delivery community and its velocity for Amazon. “We can upload more delivery slots and, because of this, the customer will get the product quicker,” he added.

Amazon pays Flex partners on a weekly basis without delay into their bank accounts. The local arm of the Seattle-based e-tailer lately finished six years in India. The addition of Flex marks the rising listing of world programmes and services and products like Prime, Amazon Music, Audible and Alexa being introduced right here through Amazon.

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