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
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
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?
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
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…
Goes Without Saying, Or Does It?
Before I move on I feel like I need to state the following. A lot of these tips and tricks depend on one thing...YOU! That's it. You are the only one that can make them work for you. You are the only one that can adjust them to make them work even better. It will … Continue reading Goes Without Saying, Or Does It?
Flex Driving, After Onboarding
Alright! You've done the online orientation. Passed the background checks. And you just received notification that you can now enter your available times on the App's Calendar. Exciting! Although you may think the shifts will begin rolling in, that's not always the case. Unless you happen to be in a new location that's just starting … Continue reading Flex Driving, After Onboarding
How To Become An Amazon Flex Driver
First things first. None of these tips will work for you if you haven't been onboarded. Use the link below to put your name in the hat. If there is already 2 hour delivery happening in your city then it may take a while for you to be contacted so just be patient. It could … Continue reading How To Become An Amazon Flex Driver