Amazon is once again shaking the e-commerce world with its latest initiative. In a recent press release, Amazon announced its new same-day delivery service called Amazon Flex Sub Same Day. This delivery option is only available to Prime members and it’s currently available in some select areas. Amazon Prime subscribers can sign up to be a Delivery Associate and deliver for Amazon Flex.
In this article, we will explain what Amazon Flex Sub Same Day means for you as an e-commerce seller, how you can become an Amazon Flex Delivery Associate, and what it takes to deliver on time so your customers get their packages the same day they are ordered.
What does Amazon Flex Sub Same Day mean?
Amazon Flex Sub Same Day is a program that allows Prime members to schedule same-day deliveries. This new program allows people to sign up to deliver for Amazon and earn extra income through the Flex Delivery Service.
Under this new program, Amazon will pay its Delivery Associates a $15.50 flat rate per delivery, regardless of the number of items in the delivery. Unlike the standard Amazon Flex program, Amazon will not take a cut of the delivery fee; it will be paid in full to the Delivery Associate. Delivery Associates participating in Amazon Flex Sub Same Day will also earn tips from customers.
How to Become an Amazon Flex Delivery Associate
To become an Amazon Flex Delivery Associate and deliver for Amazon, you must be at least 18 years old and have a car, valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a clean driving record. You must also have a smart phone with data service and a secure place to store your supplies such as a box, a garage, or a backseat organizer. If you meet all of these requirements, you can sign up to be a Delivery Associate on this website.
To be considered for a position, you will need to complete a short application, which includes providing information such as your name, email address, phone number, and address. You will also need to provide proof of insurance, driving record, and any other required documentation. Once your application has been reviewed, Amazon will let you know if you have been accepted.
Requirements to Deliver for Amazon Flex Sub Same Day
For now, the only way to deliver for Amazon Flex Sub Same Day is to become a Delivery Associate. Amazon will not allow you to use their platform to sell your products. If you are accepted as a Delivery Associate, you will need to meet Amazon’s customer service standards. To be fully prepared for this position, you will need to complete a few different steps.
- First, you will need to take a brief quiz about the Amazon business model, customer service, and the Amazon Flex program.
- Then, you will need to create a profile and choose your availability. You will also need to pass a background check and drug test.
- After passing all of these requirements, you can sign up to deliver on the same day you are accepted.
Amazon Flex Sub Same Day Deadline Commitment
If you sign up to be a Delivery Associate, you will be given a deadline by which you must accept a delivery. Once that deadline passes, you will be removed from the program and will no longer be able to deliver for Amazon Flex Sub Same Day.
If you accept a delivery, you will be given about two hours to complete the delivery plus any travel time to the customer. You will be required to accept the delivery, load it into your car, and make a trip to the nearest Amazon hub. Once you arrive at the hub, you will receive a “request to end trip.” After that point, you have 15 minutes to make it to the customer’s location.
The demand for same-day delivery continues to grow, and more e-commerce brands are leveraging the benefits of the fast and flexible Amazon fulfillment network to meet this growing demand. With this rise in same-day delivery demand, third-party sellers need to find ways to effectively meet these new challenges.
One of the most popular ways for sellers to meet this challenge is by using a service called “Amazon Flex Sub Same Day”. In this blog post, we explained what Amazon Flex Sub Same Day is, how it works and its pros and cons.