Amazon Recruiting People to Run Small-Scale Delivery Services
Amazon recently announced that they will be launching a new “Delivery Service Partners” program. This program is designed to let entrepreneurs run their own local delivery networks of up to 40 vans, which will be sporting Prime logos.
Amazon is launching this program to bring more of the costs and customer service under its control, while also letting entrepreneurs run the operations under their name. This will not only lesson Amazon’s dependance on companies such as FedEX and UPS but also help entrepreneurs get a headstart on their business through association with the retail giant.
Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners is another extension of its delivery services, considering it already has 7,000 of its own trucks and 40 airplanes which, along with external delivery partners, shipped more than 5 billion Prime items last year.
Dave Clark, senior vice president of Amazon Worldwide Operations, has not released much about the finances behind this project yet. He says the project is going to be “much more about customer experience and meeting overall growth. We think this is going to be a cost effective way to do that.”
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