Amazon to help employees start package delivery business

Amazon to help employees start package delivery business

Amazon announced it will cover up to $10,000 in startup costs for employees who quit their jobs and opt to launch their business delivering Amazon packages. The company says it will also pay them three months’ worth of their salary. The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members.

Timothy
Timothy
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Notsurewewillsee 1 year

I would be interested in how many people take them up on this, and how many end up successful. Because there is so much more to starting up a business. I’m mean a van costs more than 10k. Not to mention if you are starting your own business you will want more than one revenue source. Most people aren’t willing to put themselves at financial risk and settle for lower pay that is steady by an employer.

AD C
AD C 1 year

Obviously this increases the size of distribution networks that Amazon could use in the future, but I wonder how good of a deal it will be for the people who create these start ups. Will they remain independent? Heck given the practical Monopoly Amazon has, I wouldn't be surprised if they flex their power to make some of the successful ones sell their startups back to Amazon at some point in the future.

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