Amazon is controlling a program that has its duty-bound Flex drivers taking up and drop-shipping packages from the common malls, as first announced by Bloomberg. The program, which Bloomberg claims Amazon has been fueling since the previous year, could assist Amazon complete orders for same-day or two-day drop-ships.
“This is just another method we are capable to connect to the sellers of the Amazon with customers through appropriate delivery choices,” a Spokesperson of Amazon named “Lauren Samaha” claimed in an emailed declaration to The Verge. Samaha furthermore goes on that only a few of the sellers are taking part in the program, whereas had specified which ones.
It is not transparent where Amazon is running the evaluation, either. Drivers who said to Bloomberg about the program mention grabbing up packages from malls stationed in Chandler, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Tysons Corner, Virginia.
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It’s like the drivers for Instacart or DoorDash; Amazon’s Flex drivers take advantage of their automobiles to transport packages. They commonly grab packages from delivery stations on the network, but there is also the choice to grab up packages from the common stores, which is been claimed by Samaha that has been accessible for years. Mall deliveries will focus on the same pattern, only drivers would move to stores within local shopping centers to get packages.
Untimely this month, Vox described that Amazon has been silently experimenting with a delivery service that finances rural mom-and-pop shops to transport packages for the organization. In a way, the common businesses become kinda like the post office — wraps and collections get shipped off 360 days a year and the employers are given the work for transporting them within a radius of up to 10-mile.
Formerly Amazon had depended upon the Postal Service of the US and UPS for the terminal leg of deliveries.