Anyone care about the new drivers license scan? Just in case the roll out has not happened at all locations below is a quick description: After you arrive at the warehouse and click "I've Arrived" you are then prompted to scan your ID at a kiosk. In some cases that is a laptop with a … Continue reading ID Check: Good, Bad, Non Event?
It's been so long since this journey began and the opportunities to deliver items for Amazon just keeps growing. In the beginning I never thought I'd be delivering groceries from Whole Foods yet here we are. The game has changed as the service has grown so fast. New drivers are being accepted much more quickly … Continue reading That Time of Year Again
As noted last week, we are in the process of adding new features to the site in hopes of helping drivers even more. We are going through some growing pains and have been experimenting with new layouts and just recently published our new design. There may be times when the site looks different or you … Continue reading New Updates- Please Bear with Us!
It's been a little over one year since my last post. I apologize for that. Life happens. I have been following questions and answering some throughout the time period but for the most part my focus has been on other items that needed my attention. But things have changed. I'm now able to focus more … Continue reading One Year Later
Flex is now paying some drivers twice a week and all delivery partners will have the same by January 31st. Paydays will now be Tuesdays and Fridays. There will also be updates to the earnings screen and possibly more clarity on which days tips are coming from. Tuesday will be the payday for blocks worked … Continue reading Flex Update: Get Paid Twice a Week
As noted this afternoon with the email from Amazon, delivery volumes are expected to pick up and remain busy throughout next week. Most drivers should have at least one block pre-scheduled. If not, don't worry, in my opinion there will definitely be lots of opportunities to pick them up. We are now down to the point … Continue reading Twas the Week Before Christmas: Flex Drivers Be Ready
I've heard lots of stories about drivers getting deactivated. When you deliver for long enough there are going to be mistakes made. Packages will be late. Items will be reported not delivered. Blocks will be forfeited too close to the start time. Traffic. Thieves. Bad weather. Life happens and no matter how hard we try there … Continue reading Deactivated, Reactivated…It Is Possible
With the recent update to the Amazon Flex Delivery App, I spent most of the day making sure I understood exactly how it was going to impact the method of picking up blocks. I saw a few more blocks than usual come available today, so things are certainly off to a good start. Maybe the update caught a few drivers … Continue reading Ready to Deliver Today, Part 2: New Methods For the App Update
There was an email today about an app update coming this week. We didn't have to wait very long, because it's available now! There are definitely some differences in how scheduled blocks are going to be assigned. Drivers will now have the option of accepting or declining blocks that are released on Fridays for the following week. The … Continue reading New Amazon Flex App Update
As independent contractors, we are all responsible (or should be responsible) for keeping records and receipts of our personal costs as well as miles driven. Come tax time it will make things much easier and help keep as much money as we can in our own pockets. I know there are a few apps out there … Continue reading Being Prepared To Make More Money Part 2