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The world’s largest inventory has made the world’s best offer to its employees: In June, Amazon announced a new business opportunity for almost anyone with enough savings and a desire to be their own boss: running a fleet of delivery trucks for the e-commerce magnate through its Delivery Service Partner program.
The company said potential annual profits for business owners could be as high as $300,000. What. A. Dream. Employer! The American e-shop is incentivizing its own employees to quit their jobs and start their own Amazon delivery business through the program by offering them $10,000 and the equivalent of three months’ salary to participate in the partnership.
Amazon said since it has started the delivery service, there have been more than 200 independent contractors who signed up to handle the deliveries.
In addition to the money, Amazon says through the program employees “will leave their role at Amazon to build their business knowing they will have consistent delivery volume from Amazon, access to the company’s sophisticated delivery technology, hands-on training, and discounts on a suite of assets and services, including Amazon-branded vans customized for delivery, branded uniforms and comprehensive insurance,” according to an announcement.
Amazon was founded in 1994 as an online book store but later swelled to almost everything else; entertainment, apparel, food, accessories, gadgets. As of 2018, Amazon had $232Billion in revenue. Amazon delivers to a limited number of countries while other countries are supplied Amazon products through third party suppliers and consolidation services.
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In Pakistan, Global Shopaholics is the only service which supplies Amazon products and consolidation services with a Cash-on-delivery facility. Amazon has been trying to gear up an independent delivery service to handle packages now going to companies such as UPS (United Postal Service) and FedEx as well as the Postal Service.
Amazon said since it has started the delivery service, there have been more than 200 independent contractors who signed up to handle the deliveries. Between them they have hired thousands of local drivers to deliver packages, according to Amazon. This year, the company plans to add hundreds of more delivery contractors, including the former employees who take up the company on its offer.