Finally, Amazon Flex is officially launched in India. It is an initiative of Amazon under which people can work part-time to deliver Amazon packages to their customers. It will be a source of extra income targeting college students, housewives, security guards and other such individuals who have a scope for flexible time spots. The days of delivery are completely dependent on their choice. So there are no issues regarding free time since everything is under your control. The area of delivery will be close to the individual’s own place of residence and the payment will be calculated on an hourly basis. They will pay at a rate of Rs. 120- Rs. 140 on an hourly basis.
Amazon Flex in India
Amazon Flex has been there in the markets of six nations, Spain, Singapore, UK, Japan, Germany and North America from about six years ago. It has just been introduced in India and as of now only three cities, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi are providing deliveries through Amazon flex.
Mr Akhil Saxena, Vice President of Asia Operations at Amazon says that Amazon Flex program works together with the Government’s Skill India and Digital India schemes, to provide employment on a completely technical driven initiative. Now all one needs to do is download the Amazon Flex app from the play store and fill in the registration details along with the time and area of preference.
Now as far as the type of products is concerned, the Flex partners will deliver only goods that can be carried in a backpack on their bikes.
The delivery partners will be provided “a four-hour slot” every day for delivering the orders. They just have to visit the delivery stations to pick the products and come back there with the undelivered orders at the end of the day.
As a safety measure, every delivery agent will be provided insurance of Rs 5 lakh each. This policy will be valid only when you are using Flex to deliver products to a customer and when you are returning to your designated location to return undelivered products.
- Accidental Death coverage of up to Rs. 5,00,000
- Permanent Disability coverage up to Rs. 5,00,000
And as far as the payments are concerned, it will be on a weekly basis, where the amount will be directly transferred to their bank accounts every Wednesday. You can track your payments on the Earnings screen of the Amazon Flex app. Please note, there will be a tax of 1% as per the Govt. regulations. So, If you earn Rs.1000 during the week, you will receive Rs. 990 into your account.
The individuals will be given proper training as a necessary guideline to ensure the quality of service, along with video descriptions to give a proper idea about their jobs to them. This will be done after online registration and the individuals physically meet up with the authorities to submit the necessary documentation for identity and address verification. There will also be an external agency which will take look at the background of the new members.