There's probably a lot of people out there who wish they could work for Amazon considering it's one of the largest and most successful companies in the world. And there's good news: you actually can!
Amazon recently launched its Delivery Service Partner program that allows anyone to signup to officially work with the major online retailer. Delivery Service Partners will will oversee 40 to 100 people operating 20 to 40 Amazon trucks to deliver packages around the United States.
There is a start-up cost of $10,000, however. But Amazon says people in their Delivery Partners program could make profits of $300,000 each year.
Amazon is launching this service because they're basically reaching a delivery tipping point. Right now, FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service handle their deliveries, but Amazon says in a few years those services won't be able to keep up with the company's demand. So they've begun looking for alternative solutions.
In addition to the Delivery Partner program, Amazon also offers "Amazon Flex," an app where people can drive their own cars to deliver packages to people. It's basically Uber for packages. However, that program is only available in Baltimore, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New Jersey and New York City.
But if you want to be your own boss and work for Amazon, the Delivery Service Partners program may be for you!