Deactivated, Reactivated…It Is Possible

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

Ready to Deliver Today, Part 2: New Methods For the App Update

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

New Amazon Flex 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

Being Prepared To Make More Money Part 2

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

Being Prepared To Make More Money Part 1

If you want to make more money you have to plan ahead.  I grow tired of hearing drivers with an eight hour shift complaining that Amazon doesn't even give them a lunch break...Especially after I spent an hour just trying to pick up a two hour shift. I have written a lot about how to become … Continue reading Being Prepared To Make More Money Part 1

Flex Driver Support and How to Deal With It

Since the first one and two hour delivery hub opened in Seattle last year, Amazon has been expanding the service like mad.  Many new cities have come online offering speedy delivery for customers, as well as new job opportunities for independent contractors.  On the surface it seems like a win for everyone involved, the company, … Continue reading Flex Driver Support and How to Deal With It

The New, New Block Forfeit Rules

Another FYI on the block forfeit rules went out today, so make sure you take note. The new guidelines start on August 31st and now allow a driver to forfeit a block up to 45 minutes before it begins.  This adds an extra 15 minutes to the previous hour policy that was instituted in July. … Continue reading The New, New Block Forfeit Rules

Flex vs .Com Deliveries, Which is Best?

In certain cities there is an option for drivers to continue delivering for Flex or begin delivering for the Amazon.com service.  In some cities you can deliver for both, it all depends on your location and the current need. Since I have spoken at length about Flex deliveries and what the process entails I will just give a … Continue reading Flex vs .Com Deliveries, Which is Best?

Secret Amazon Product Delivery

I'm sure we all got the same notification about the delivery opportunity coming up on July 30th and into July 31st.  One online website has mentioned that it could  be the new Harry Potter book! I'm not sure if anyone has been confirmed to deliver as of yet, but I myself didn't try.  Midnight to 2am … Continue reading Secret Amazon Product Delivery

New Block Forfeit Rules

I just wanted to point out the new rule on forfeiting blocks and some effects it might have on drivers going forward. It's really not too hard to forfeit a block. All it takes is pressing the forfeit bar and then swiping to confirm. The new rules however make it so that if you forfeit … Continue reading New Block Forfeit Rules