On Monday, Amazon informed that it is offering the employees $10000 to quit their jobs and become independent package delivery sellers for their online retail colossus.
In a statement, the company said that the latest incentive would also include salary for three months to the employees, who aims to start their independent delivery enterprise and they would be assured “consistent delivery volume” from Amazon.
This initiative comes with Amazon looking after to reduce its dependence on services in the United States Postal Service and Fedex. In 2018, Amazon has first introduced the “delivery service partner” program, urges employees to invest in their own start and estimated revenues for up to $300000.
Since 2018, about 200 people have started Amazon delivery startups and the company claims that it is expecting “hundreds” more with the added incentives that are available in the US, Spain, and the UK.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Dave Clark said that “we received overwhelming interest from tens of thousands of individuals who applied to be part of the delivery service partner program, including many employees.”
“We’ve heard from associates that they want to participate in the program but struggled with the transition. Now we have a path for those associates with an appetite for opportunities to own their own businesses,” added Mr. Clark.
Amazon claims that it would offer access to its delivery technology, discounts on assets, training, and services, including Amazon-branded uniforms and vans.