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
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
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
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
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!
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
There will come a day when the traffic just doesn't cooperate. The route is longer than normal and you are stuck with a few deliveries to go as the clock ticks closer to the end of your delivery block...I know, it sucks, but accidents happen. If you know you most likely are going to be … Continue reading What If You Deliver Late?
We've spoken about the method of how to pick up 2 hour blocks when you aren't being regularly scheduled by Amazon Flex. We all know that the scheduled shifts are just gravy in addition to the blocks we are hustling to get the rest of the week. So now we need to discuss the best … Continue reading Linking Delivery Blocks
The tips in this post are based on the techniques described here. The only difference is the way you refresh the screen. This method simply uses the pinning feature on your phone so that the Home screen of the Amazon App is easily refreshed. This technique for some reason works better when you are using cellular internet, so turn … Continue reading Pinning Your Screen While Looking for Shifts