Amazon is testing a delivery system that will consist of independent contractors that deliver locally purchased goods directly from third party vendors to consumers.
Amazon's flex drivers will operate similarly to other contracted driver businesses such as Uber and DoorDash. Amazon delivery drivers will be allowed to use their own vehicle and drop-offs directly to the consumer.
Pilot programs are running in Arizona, Virginia and Nevada. Flex drivers already carry groceries and other goods through Amazon Fresh.
We have been delivering products from third-party stores for years. Amazon is able to connect Amazon sellers with customers via convenient delivery options, according to Lauren Samaha, a spokesperson for FOX Television Stations.
The country's most ubiquitous direct delivery contracting company is walking back its number of drivers.
The company will cut costs after feedback from investors.
The least efficient marketing and incentive spending will be pulled back, Khosrowshahi said in an email to staff on Sunday. We will treat hiring as a privilege and be deliberate about when and where we add headcount. We will be more hardcore about costs across the board. Amazon delivery drivers have been known to encounter weird and sometimes dangerous situations.
A man in Oklahoma City is wanted after allegedly throwing a grenade into a moving Amazon delivery van and forcing the driver to bail out on Monday, authorities said.
The driver told police he was delivering packages when he saw a man walking along the sidewalk. He said he had the van's sliding door open when he heard something hit the floor in the rear of the vehicle and noticed what looked like a grenade.