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?
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
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
The New, New Block Forfeit Rules
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
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
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)
What If You Deliver Late?
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?
Using Alternative Apps
This post is for current drivers on a shift who have had some difficulty with the navigation aspect of the Amazon Flex App. For the time being there are definitely some bugs, so just be aware that things can and will go awry. Definitely submit feedback on issues you have while delivering. Let them know … Continue reading Using Alternative Apps