In addition to standard Amazon Prime Now package deliveries, Amazon Flex drivers are expected to deliver food for their Amazon Restaurants program – commonly called “hotwheels” within the community. The idea and instructions are similar to that of delivering packages, but with several important differences. Continue reading below to learn more about delivering food for… Read More »What is it like to do restaurant deliveries for Amazon Flex?
As you get the hang of delivering packages, and you continue to track your earnings and mileage, you will notice that your costs will continue to eat away at your final earnings. As an independent contractor, you are responsible for analyzing your cost structures and optimizing where you can. Fuel costs One of the most… Read More »How to keep your costs low while driving for Amazon Flex
Amazon Flex pays out earnings on a weekly basis for base pay and tips for the previous 7 days on every Wednesday. You are required to provide a bank account for direct deposit, which can take up to 5 days to process. [ad] Once your direct deposit is on its way, Amazon Flex will send… Read More »How quickly do I get paid through Amazon Flex?
Amazon Flex is the relative newcomer to the “gig economy” scene but shares many similarities with rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft. There are some key differences, though, and they help shape drivers’ experiences with each program. Delivering Packages vs People The obvious difference is that Amazon Flex requires you to deliver packages, while ridesharing… Read More »What are some differences between Amazon Flex and Uber / Lyft?
During your Amazon Flex experience, you will likely be reminded many times that you are driving as an independent contractor, and not an employee, for Amazon. What does this mean for you? Lack of benefits and reimbursement under Amazon Flex Legally, as an independent contractor, Amazon is not obligated to provide reimbursement and benefits that… Read More »What does it mean to be an independent contractor for Amazon Flex?
Amazon Flex is an excellent way to earn additional cash as a side hustle. In addition to a standard base pay of $18-$20 / hour, Amazon allows drivers to keep 100% of the tips paid by customers for Prime Now and restaurant deliveries. [ad] The total amount of tips you earn during a delivery block… Read More »How much tips do you earn with Amazon Flex Prime Now deliveries?
Amazon Flex pays advertises that they pay $18-$25 per hour. But what are your actual earnings? When you choose to accept a delivery block, you will be shown a estimated pay range (e.g. $40 – $54). If you deliver for Prime Now, the bottom end of this range is your guaranteed base pay. Typically this… Read More »How much can you get paid with Amazon Flex?
Amazon Flex is a package delivery platform run by Amazon, whereby drivers are contracted by Amazon to deliver packages on their behalf. Similar to rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft, drivers are considered independent contractors and have the flexibility to decide which days and hours (called delivery blocks) they would like to work. Amazon Flex… Read More »What is Amazon Flex?