Amazon Rolls Out Uber-like Service for Package Delivery

Amazon Flex

Amazon Flex is a new service from Amazon that uses a crowd-sourced network of drivers to deliver packages.

Amazon taps ‘sharing economy’ with Flex

Amazon is tapping into the sharing economy. The online retail giant has rolled out a service in its hometown Seattle to deliver packages ultrafast to its Prime consumers, using a crowdsourced network of drivers. The program’s model is similar to those used by on-demand service providers like Uber and Lyft. The new program, Amazon Flex, lets drivers sign up for shifts through an Android-based app that alerts them when there are delivery opportunities in their area. Amazon will pay the drives as
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