“Amazon has been dominating the stocks market for the past 2-3 years now. It recently entered the health industry with the purchase of the online pharmaceutical company PillPacks.
If you would like to learn more about this, please visit my previous post Amazon Forages into Healthcare with Pharmacy PillPacks.
However, with Amazon’s continuous growth, this also provides many opportunities for small business entrepreneurship. Here is what you need to know to start a Amazon Delivery Business-
WHO IT’S FOR: Amazon says those with little or no logistics experience can apply. And existing package delivery businesses can sign up, too. If they are approved to join the program, Amazon says those businesses can continue to deliver packages for other companies.
HOW DOES IT WORK: Those interested first need to apply at its website, logistics.amazon.com. The company will vet applicants and figure out if they’re the right fit. There’s also three weeks of training, including a trip to Amazon headquarters in Seattle, which you’ll pay for as part of the startup costs. At the training, Amazon says you’ll learn about its shipping operations and spend time in the field with an existing delivery provider.
WHAT AMAZON PROVIDES: Amazon says it will offer support to the businesses, including discounts on insurance, technology and other services. Amazon-branded vans will be available to lease and Amazon-branded uniforms can be bought for drivers. But keep in mind that those vans can only be used to deliver Amazon packages.
WHAT TO KNOW: The new business would be responsible for hiring staff, and Amazon would be the customer, paying for the deliveries.
WHERE DO I HAVE TO BE LOCATED?: Amazon says opportunities are available near its 75 delivery stations across the country. A map is available at logistics.amazon.com./marketing/getting-started.”