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 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
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
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
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?