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Sign-In Error: Support Code 03-003, 03-005, 800 – July 16 2018

July 16 2018 – 2:43 PM Pacific Time Update

Numerous reports today of Amazon Flex’s app issues. Upon signing into their accounts, users may receive the error:

Support Code 03-003
Support Code 03-005
Support Code 800
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Amazon Flex tricks you can’t afford to miss out on

Now that you’ve gotten a few delivery blocks under your sleeve, it’s time to improve your delivery performance and reliability. Read on for our list of top 5 Amazon Flex tricks to help you get a leg up against the competition!

Amazon Flex trick #1: Be strategic about the blocks you accept…Read More

Amazon Flex App Error Message: “Sorry, there aren’t any delivery openings…”

If you’ve recently registered and been approved for Amazon Flex and are excited to start, but see an error message after receiving the welcome email and trying to access the Amazon Flex app, you may be wondering what this means.

When you log into the Amazon Flex app, you might get an error message that says:…Read More

Special discounts for Amazon Flex drivers

Car need maintenance? Want some new accessories for your phone? Amazon Flex Info has partnered with some of the companies listed below to offer some great deals you can score to keep up your Amazon Flex side hustle and all the hard work you do!

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Amazon Flex may VOID your auto insurance policy

Insurance for Amazon Flex might be one of the last things you worry about, which is natural given that you don’t expect to get in an accident. But like most things in life, things happen when you least expect them, and that is why it is absolutely crucial that you have the correct insurance coverage while you drive for Amaz…Read More

How to contact Amazon Flex driver support – phone numbers included

Amazon Flex is undoubtedly a rewarding program for drivers. But it is far from simple, considering the difficulty in getting blocks assigned, the need to…Read More

Download and install the Amazon Flex app on your phone

The Amazon Flex app is where you will spend most of your time scheduling and completing your deliveries. So it only makes sense that after signing up and getting approved for Amazon Flex, your next step is to download the Amazon Flex delivery app on your phone and start making deliveries!

Unfortunately, becau…Read More

Amazon Flex Auto Refresh – does it exist?

DISCLAIMER: This website provides the following information for educational purposes only, and does not endorse or condone any violation of terms or agreements caused by use of the “auto refresh” methods or options discussed. We are not responsible for any damages or breach of contact that occurs due to your use of …Read More

Does Amazon Flex actually give you a FLEXible schedule? Yes and No…

For many that pursue delivery blocks and dedicate much of their time to making Amazon Flex deliveries, it’s easy to forget why Amazon Flex is named Flex. If you go back to the sign-up page and website for Amazon Flex, you’ll see lots of snippets enticing new drivers with the promise of “flexible hours” and a “flexible sched…Read More

How to fix Amazon Flex app issues

See here if you are getting the error message: “Sorry, there aren’t any delivery openings in your area at the moment.”

Updated July 2018: Support Code 03-00…Read More

3 Key Situations when you should call the Amazon Flex support line

Oftentimes, during your Amazon Flex delivery blocks, new and unexpected situations can arise. Although you are an independent contractor, Amazon makes it very easy to reach their dedicated support line. If you haven’t called in yet, you should definitely read up on how to do it and make sure you have this valuable lifeline …Read More

UPDATE: Amazon Flex payout changes

Amazon Flex has announced updates to the way drivers get paid! Overall, this is good news for drivers as it both increases the payout frequency and provides further information and breakdowns of your payments.

Since January 6, all drivers have been receiving payouts twice a week every Tuesday and Friday, an i…Read More

Amazon Flex 1099 forms, Schedule C, SE and how to file taxes and estimated taxes

Disclaimer: the following information is for educational purposes only. We do not take responsibility for any tax or legal issues or complications that result from your use of the following information. For additional information, consult a tax professional.

Now that the year has drawn to a close, it…Read More

Get Amazon Flex delivery blocks without swiping (for iPhone)

UPDATE: the new versions of the Amazon Flex app for iOS (iPhone) now have a separate refresh button – therefore swiping is no longer necessary and the tips below are likely not applicable to you. See here for the latest on auto refresh….Read More

Amazon Flex 101

Congratulations on starting your journey to become an Amazon Flex driver!

Amazon Flex is a new delivery platform that allows drivers to work flexible hours to deliver packages for Amazon, and get paid for those hours!

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What is the offset shift delivery block and is it a good idea?

If you search for available blocks using the refresh method in the Amazon Flex app, you will come across a variety of delivery block times.

Because the majority of Prime Now deliveries are for 2 hour delivery windows, most Amazon F…Read More

3 reasons why you should never take a night time delivery block (if you can)

Amazon Flex is a great way to earn extra money on your own schedule, and choose to work when you like (assuming you can find availability). For most locations, you can choose any 2 hour block starting from 8 AM to midnight, and…Read More

The delivery slip: are you taking full advantage?

When you receive your cart filled with delivery packages, you will also receive a small paper slip with a wealth of information about the deliveries you are about to make. Use the information provided to your advantage to learn as much as you can about the route before you begin driving.

Below is the informat…Read More

What is it like to do Prime Now deliveries for Amazon Flex?

As an Amazon Flex driver, you are likely to be delivering for Amazon Prime Now customers. Prime Now is Amazon’s new service that allows Amazon Prime members to have select products delivered to their door within 1 hour or a 2 hour same-day delivery window.

Arriving at the warehouse
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Things to do before starting your Amazon Flex Prime Now delivery route

Amazon Flex is pretty good about assigning reasonable routes that you will be able to complete on time. But, as we know, late deliveries can have a significant impact on account status and can even lead to termination after repeated late d…Read More

How to avoid customer reporting missing Amazon Flex deliveries

You finished all of your deliveries ahead of schedule and already see the earnings posted to your app – great day, what could go wrong? Well, it turns out that one of your customers reported that they did not receive the package that you were in charge of delivering.

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5 ways to improve your on-time performance for Amazon Flex deliveries

One of the biggest challenges as an Amazon Flex driver is to ensure that you are not late on any of your deliveries! Late deliveries means unhappy customers, and unhappy customers means that Amazon Flex may terminate you for consistently low on-time performance. Below are 5 ways to make sure you can reach a near-100% on-tim…Read More

5 ways you are risking being late for Amazon Flex delivery blocks

One of the most common reasons for Amazon Prime accounts that get terminated are repeated failures to arrive on time for scheduled delivery blocks. Read on to find out how you are risking being late for or missing your Amazon Flex delivery blocks, and learn how you can improve your chances never getting terminated!
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How to get more Amazon Flex delivery blocks assigned

Help! Amazon Flex shows no delivery blocks available!

You’ve registered, completed the background check, installed the Amazon Flex app, set up your available times in the calendar, and you are ready to be…Read More

How to make sure your Amazon Flex account is in good standing and does not get terminated

The most common reasons for receiving an Amazon Flex account termination notification is for repeated violations of either forfeiting delivery blocks within 45 minutes, late deliveries or missing deliveries. There is always the possibility of an unexpected emergency or issue that prevents you from making a delivery block or…Read More

Amazon Flex account termination and reinstatement

As an Amazon Flex driver, you are expected to meet customer service standards defined by Amazon. While being an independent contractor does provide a bit of flexibility, there are certain standards that must be met for you continue to be eligible to deliver for Amazon Flex.

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What is it like to do restaurant deliveries for Amazon Flex?

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…Read More

How to keep your costs low while driving 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 cos…Read More

How quickly do I get paid through 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.

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What are some differences between Amazon Flex and Uber / Lyft?

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…Read More

What does it mean to be an independent contractor for Amazon Flex?

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…Read More

How much tips do you earn with Amazon Flex Prime Now deliveries?

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.

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How much can you get paid with Amazon Flex?

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 is $18 or …Read More

What is 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 …Read More