Amazon Flex is an app-based delivery service that utilizes the power of everyday people to deliver packages. Drivers download the app and sign up as a “driver” with Amazon. They can choose the hours they want to work and the areas they want to service.
Amazon then sends them locations where packages need to be delivered and they go from house-to-house or business-to-business delivering those packages. It is a virtual assistant who delivers boxes instead of waiting on someone to get them. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how far does Amazon Flex deliver?
What is the Amazon Flex Delivery Radius?
Amazon flex drivers have a 5-20 mile radius to where they need to be at a specific time. The radius is based on where the Amazon deliveries are coming from. They have warehouses all over the country. So, you are getting paid to deliver packages from one of those warehouses in your radius.
Amazon flex is not a same day delivery service. You have a 2 hour window that you are supposed to be out delivering Amazon boxes from the time the warehouse sends the request to your app. They have a system where you go online to see what warehouses are sending you delivery requests in your app. When you get a delivery, it is up to you to decide where in your radius you want to go. You do not get assigned one house/address per delivery request.
How to Find Out Where and When you are delivering with Amazon Flex
When you open your app, Amazon flex shows a list of all the warehouses that are sending you delivery requests, and they show the status of each one. If it is new, it is waiting to be fulfilled. If it is a pickup, it is waiting for you to go get the package and bring it to the customer.
If it is a delivery, it is on the way to the customer. In the top right corner of your app, there is a “schedule” button. It doesn’t tell you when deliveries are on the way or waiting for you to get it. It just tells you what time in the day (or night) you will be working.
Does Amazon flex give you a route?
Amazon flex does not give you a route. You don’t get assigned one house per route. You don’t get assigned one area per route. You don’t get assigned one city per route. You get an app where on any given day, you can get orders in any city in any area of the country. There is a chance that you might do the same route two days in a row. But, it is unlikely. The warehouse might want you to drop a package off at a certain address every day. One day, it may be at a dentist office. The next day, it may be at a different dentist office. But, you don’t get to decide. You don’t get to pick the day and time you work.
How far out are Amazon Flex suppose to send you from the warehouse?
Amazon flex will send you a request for a delivery as soon as they get the order. They might get that order at 3 am. They ship a lot of things that are not perishable items. So, they may get the order first thing in the morning. Then they send you that request to deliver that order. And you have a two-hour window to get there and drop it off. It depends on the size of the order and the weight of the order. But, they usually send them out in the same two-hour window.
What can I do to avoid accepting blocks that are too far from my house?
Amazon flex doesn’t have an option to select areas. They have an option to select times of the day you want to work. You can choose to work evenings and weekends. You can choose to work week nighters.
The best way to avoid accepting blocks that are too far from your house is to set your availability to work times that are easier for you to get to and from. The times that are farther away, you can avoid them by setting your availability for times that are easier for you to get to and from. Some drivers set availability times to work during the night and weekends. That is a great time to work if you have a daytime or two-job. The only problem with that is that the blocks that are farther away, you can avoid them by setting your availability for times that are easier to get to and from.
Can you select your Amazon Flex delivery area/zones?
Amazon flex doesn’t have an option to select areas. You can, however, select the times of day you want to work. You can also set your availability to certain days of the week or certain times of the day. If you are brand new to the app and don’t have a lot of reviews, Amazon flex will assign you blocks that are close to your house. You’ll have to prove yourself before they will let you work farther away.
As an Amazon Flex driver, you don’t get assigned one city per route. You don’t get assigned one area per route. You don’t get assigned one house per route. You get a list of warehouses that are sending you Amazon delivery requests in your app. You can go online and see exactly what they are and what they are waiting on. Then you get a list of times that Amazon flex wants you to work. You can go online and see what deliveries are expected and what time you will be working. You get to choose when and where you work. You get to decide where in your radius you want to go. You get to decide if you want to work during the night and weekends. You get to decide if you want to work week nighters. And you get to decide if you want to only work weekends or only week nighters.