If you didn’t already love Amazon, you will now.
Amazon recently unveiled Flex, a new delivery system allowing anyone to deliver packages locally. Amazon Flex is currently in more than 50 cities, and as Amazon grows more popular, there will be more opportunities to deliver.
This is a huge gain for college students nationwide. Flex is very similar to other delivery systems such as Uber, Lyft and GrubHub. However, students are guaranteed to know exactly how much they will be making for the job beforehand.
Flex pays $18-$25 an hour and drivers usually work in four-hour blocks. This pay is determined based on the difficulty of each shift.
The best part is the ability to pick your schedule. Drivers can schedule ahead of time or whenever a shift is available at that given moment.
This flexibility allows students to schedule shifts around their classes, so long as it is in the four-hour block provided. This makes it easy for students to hold a job and go to school at the same time.
To get started, you must be at least 21 years old and pass the driver requirements. These requirements include a background check, a social security number, proof of insurance, a smartphone, and access to a qualifying vehicle.
To fit every package you are assigned, your delivery vehicle has to be a four-door sedan, pickup truck or some type of van.
Besides a set of wheels, you will need to download the Amazon Flex app and sign up. This app will show you schedules and where to pick up the packages you are assigned. Once you have picked up your determined packages, you must deliver them to the assigned addresses in the scheduled time slots.
Amazon is killing it with the services they offer and the opportunities they create, and Flex will definitely be a beneficial tool to students and to anyone looking to pick up extra shifts.