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
Big Day Coming On Tuesday the 12th?
Just a quick reminder about Amazon Prime day coming up Tuesday, July 12th. If you aren't already scheduled, I think there will be lots of chances to pick up blocks throughout the day and night. In anticipation of much higher delivery volumes, the company has even offered a little kicker in the pay per block. It may not be much, … Continue reading Big Day Coming On Tuesday the 12th?
The Future of Work: How Amazon Flex, Among Others, Can Lead to More Freedom
I used to think when someone told me they were an independent contractor it was just a fancy way of saying, I'm unemployed. But now I believe that independent contractor jobs are the future of work. Whether it's delivering for Amazon Flex, Forkable, Instacart or driving for Uber or Lyft, it is my opinion that any … Continue reading The Future of Work: How Amazon Flex, Among Others, Can Lead to More Freedom
Amazon Flex App Updates (The Not So Good)
I admit, I've been a little lazy getting the new screen shots posted since recent app updates. As most know, the new "money" screen no longer says Ready To Deliver, it now reads, Schedule Open Blocks. There is also a slight wording update to the No Delivery Blocks screen, but that's really not a big deal. Actually neither items … Continue reading Amazon Flex App Updates (The Not So Good)
Bathrobe Guy and Notes on Safety
I'm sure Uber and Lyft drivers hold the record for number of shocking stories from the road. We've all seen the YouTube videos and read the police reports. It's certainly a different ballgame to have an actual person in your vehicle versus some retail items. Although there have been a few leaks and spills in … Continue reading Bathrobe Guy and Notes on Safety
Simple Tricks to Help Your Tips!
Aside from what amounts to a generous hourly pay for many delivery areas, the main reason I keep delivering is due to the generosity of the Prime Now customers. Although not always an exact science, I estimate that each stop on a route nets roughly five dollars in tips. That's why in most cases, the more stops the better. Lots … Continue reading Simple Tricks to Help Your Tips!
The Overly Ambitious Route
Due to whatever reasons, the warehouse staff seems to think that we as delivery drivers can time travel. I say this because on more than one occasion I have left with my deliveries 25 minutes past the beginning of the block and noticed that my delivery slip estimates my total route time as 130 minutes. … Continue reading The Overly Ambitious Route
I have gotten a couple of emails from people either waiting to be onboarded or just wondering if they should even go through the process of signing up to become a driver. The root of each question being, how much money can I or will I make? As noted before, I can't tell you how … Continue reading Talking Turkey
No Delivery Blocks…
So your first few weeks were busy. Maybe you were scheduled for two different blocks totaling about 12 hours and then you picked up a couple of shifts when you got the push notifications. Easy right? Well...the next schedule comes out and you are competing with 180 other drivers to get a limited amount of … Continue reading No Delivery Blocks…