What is Amazon Flex?

what is amazon flex

Chances are you have never heard of Amazon Flex. Amazon Flex was released in 2015 but has been growing organically for the last 2 years. Flex is a service provided by Amazon where every day people can make from $18-$25/hour delivery packages for Amazon. Currently, Amazon Flex is only available in about 30 cities but will soon be a service that almost anyone can make money doing.

amazon flex logoWhat is Amazon Flex?

Amazon Flex is a new way people can make cold hard cash delivering packages for Amazon. Being a Flex delivery driver is somewhat like being a pizza delivery person or an Uber driver. Amazon pays to you drive to their facilities, pick up packages and delivery them to Prime members who selected the Prime One-Hour shipping option.

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With Amazon Flex, delivery drivers can make up to $25/hour and you even set your own schedule. Currently, Amazon is only looking for Flex drivers in 30 select U.S. cities.

Where is Amazon Flex Available?

Currently, Amazon is only looking for Flex drivers in around 30 select U.S. Cities. If you live in one of the select cities below, you can sign up for Amazon Flex. Here are the current cities that Amazon Flex is available:

  • Arlington (VA)
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Brooklyn
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Jacksonville
  • Las Vegas
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Manhattan
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Nashville
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Raleigh
  • Richmond
  • San Antonio
  • Greater San Francisco Area
  • San Diego
  • Seattle
  • Springfield (VA)
  • Tampa Bay
  • Tucson
  • Virginia Beach

If you are not in one of the select cities, you can join the wait list and when Amazon Flex becomes available in your city, you will be the first to know.

Being an Amazon Flex delivery agent has a ton of great benefits.

Benefits of Amazon Flex

Amazon Flex provides a ton of great benefits to its delivery drivers. With Amazon Flex, you set your own schedule in 3 hour shifts (or blocks). You can set as many or as few blocks as you want each week. Earn an easy $18-$25/hour driving around, delivering Amazon Prime packages around your city.

amazon flex delivery

When you sign up as an Amazon Flex driver, you can earn money any day of the week. All you need is a working car, a valid drivers license and a good attitude! But can you make enough with Amazon Flex or is it just a side hustle?

How Much Can You Make with Amazon Flex?

Many people are making a decent living delivering Amazon Prime packages with Amazon Flex. With the ability to work 7 days a week in 3 hour blocks you can make some serious cash with Amazon Flex.

Just remember to factor in the wear and tear of your vehicle, gas cost, etc. So lets break down how much you can actually make with Amazon Flex.

Work Load Weekly Pay Monthly Pay Yearly Pay
1 day a week $75 $300 $3,600
2 days a week $150 $600 $7,200
3 days a week $225 $900 $10,800
4 days a week $300 $1,200 $14,400
5 days a week $375 $1,500 $18,000
6 days a week $450 $1,800 $21,600
7 days a week $525 $2,100 $25,200

If you can work 7 days a week, for each 3 hour block… and make $25/hour, that means that you can make $525 a week or $2,100 a month. That’s an extra $25,000 every year just for working 21 extra hours a week. Yes, you make not be able to live on this alone, but its a great way to make extra cash on the side.

When you enroll as a Amazon Flex driver, they give you some great tools to be the most efficient Prime package delivery ninja.

amazon flex delivery app

Amazon Flex App

The Amazon Flex App is a mobile app provided by Amazon that makes being a Flex delivery agent super efficient. The Flex App is what all delivery drivers use to set their schedule, load packages and give directions to their delivery destinations. You can also view all your earnings, payment dates, and set your bank deposit preferences.

To become an Amazon Flex driver, you can download the Flex App, or you can join online.

How to be an Amazon Flex Delivery Driver

Becoming an Amazon Flex driver is super easy. There is a small on-boarding process that requires you to submit your account information, drivers license, and background check. Compared to other delivery/driving services like Uber, Amazon Flex is actually pretty lenient with bringing drivers on board.

If you adhere to the following requirements (and you live in one the select cities), you can start making money delivering for Amazon:

Amazon Flex Driver Requirements

Age

To drive for Amazon Flex, you must be at least 21 years old. We are 100% sure why you must be this age, but its probably because you are a little more responsible at 21 than say 18 years old.

Background Check

The next requirement is that you receive two different background checks. Now don’t freak out… compared to most places, these background checks are very lenient. You will receive a criminal and motor vehicle background check.

They just want to check and make sure you aren’t a murderer or have 20 DUI’s. This ensure that customers can get their packages on time, within the hour window.

Valid Drivers License

Having a valid drivers licensee is a required step in being a Amazon Flex driver. Obviously, this is because your main job is driving around a city, delivering packages. For this reason, you must provide a valid drivers license in order to deliver for Flex.

Amazon Flex even allows you to submit and update your drivers license inside the Amazon Flex App. This makes the on-boarding process super quick and easy.

amazon flex app calendarWorking Smartphone

Obviously, you will need a working Smartphone in order to use the Amazon Flex App and know where packages are supposed to be delivered. The following requirements are needed to run the Amazon Flex App:

  • Android: Version 4.4 KitKat with at least 2 GB of Ram
  • iPhone: iPhone 5 or Newer running iOs 8 or higher

Remember to keep a charger in your car so you never have to worry about running out of batteries and not being able to make your deliveries.

Social Security Number/EIN

Amazon will run your background checks using your social security number. For that reason, you will need to have a valid social security number to be onboarded to Amazon Flex.

Its also for tax purposes, so Amazon (and the government) knows how much you were paid by Amazon. If you want to register an actual business for your delivery service, you can register an EIN and be an Amazon Flex driver as a business entity.

Vehicle

To Deliver with Amazon Flex, you will need a reliable and working motor vehicle. If you are in New York or other select cities, they allow you to deliver with a bike but most cities you need a vehicle.

If you are delivery Amazon Prime orders, you are allowed to use any vehicle that can safely transport the Amazon package. For normal Amazon.com orders, you will need a 4-door sedan or larger vehicle. Smaller cars and trucks with open beds do not qualify as they can allow items to be damaged.

Amazon even allows you to use a rental or borrowed car as long as you maintain all permits, insurance, licensed and any other necessary authorizations to use the vehicle.

Get Started using Amazon Flex

If you live in one of the select cities, head to theĀ sign up page to get started. If you see the location you are living in, select it and click Next.

amazon flex sign up

Next, you will be ask if you are 21 years old and if you have a valid drivers license. Its not worth lying here because they are going to check later. So make sure your ID is valid and that you are 21 then click Yes.

amazon flex onboarding

Now you must confirm that your vehicle is the right kind to deliver with Amazon Flex. If you have a mid-size sedan with 4 doors or larger, then click Yes.

amazon flex select vehicle

The next step makes you choose which type of smartphone device you will be using Amazon Flex with. This is so they can give you the correct file to download because you can’t download the Flex App in the Google Play Store or the iPhone App store.

amazon flex smartphone device

When you select your device, you will be ask specific questions about your device to make sure it has enough RAM to run the Amazon Flex App.

Once you confirm your device, you will be forwarded to a page where you can now download the Amazon Flex App.

amazon flex download app

If you have any troubles signing up, you can contact a Flex onboarding specialist at 888-281-6906 or check out the FAQ page.

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