That Time of Year Again

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

One Year Later

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 Update: Get Paid Twice a Week

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

Twas the Week Before Christmas: Flex Drivers Be Ready

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

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