Amazon needs help delivering packages. Here's how to cash in.

  • Amazon is trying to expand its network of package-delivery couriers by offering incentives, including discounts on vehicles and fuel, to new business owners.
  • Delivery partners who are accepted into Amazon’s program could earn about $US300,000 in annual profits operating a fleet of up to 40 delivery vehicles, the company said.
  • Partners must make a minimum investment of $US10,000 and have access to at least $US30,000 in liquid assets.
  • People can apply through the company’s website.

Amazon is offering new incentives to anyone who wants to open and run a courier business delivering packages for the e-commerce behemoth.

The company says delivery partners who are accepted into the program need only a minimum investment of $US10,000 and could earn about $US300,000 in annual profits operating a fleet of up to 40 delivery vehicles.

People who want to be considered for the program must apply through the company’s website and prove that they have liquid assets of at least $US30,000.

After signing into their Amazon account, applicants must provide their name and contact information, then identify the top three areas where they would prefer to start their delivery business and answer questions about their work experience and access to cash.

These are all the questions Amazon asks:

  • Are you a military veteran?
  • Do you have experience building and developing a team?
  • Are you ready to commit to being a hands-on DSP owner full time?
  • Have you ever owned and operated your own business?
  • Have you or a business you owned ever declared for bankruptcy protection?
  • Do you have at least $US30,000 in available liquid assets?
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Amazon said it would provide incentives to partners who are accepted into the program, including discounts on Amazon-branded vehicles customised for delivery, branded uniforms, a fuel program, comprehensive insurance coverage, and more.

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