Does Amazon have seniors making deliveries?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Jerryb, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:41 PM.

  1. Jerryb

    Jerryb Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Twice in the last week I got deliveries from Amazon by older people using just their cars at very late hours.
     
  2. MYKE

    MYKE Get Off My Lawn

    Been common here for over a year now. Not just elderly ( trying to add a little $$$ to their lives ), but also Moms with kids in the car, and teenagers. Folks got to work, to get money, so they can eat.

    :tiphat:
     
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  3. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    Location:
    DC
    It's not amazon, likely UPS or another mail carrier
     
  4. MYKE

    MYKE Get Off My Lawn

    Amazon. Tracking numbers begin with AMZ. They also have uniforms, and marked vehicles.:tsk:
     
  5. MYKE

    MYKE Get Off My Lawn

  6. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Location:
    Beaver Stadium
    When will Amazon partner with Uber? Or maybe Amazon will just buy Uber.
     
  7. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Forum Resident

    Location:
    Plano, TX
    Absolutely is it is Amazon. They have a program kind of like Uber/Lyft where you can sign up to make deliveries. I think you get about $60 for 4 hours worth of deliveries, last I looked.

    The program is called Amazon Flex...

    Amazon Flex - Get Started
     
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  8. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    I got a few Amazon deliveries last Sunday, which threw me off. And it wasn't USPS or FedEx...was just a regular van.
     
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  9. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Halifax, NS Canada
    Amazon is, yet again, leading this trend in supply chain. One of the reasons they called the program "Flex" is it's as much flexible for THEM as it is for the people who delivery. Look for it becoming more common place very soon in with ulimate user downstream supply chain ............
     
  10. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Corvette Lover

    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    Uber drivers have been dropping off my Amazon purchases for a few months now. It is kind of strange. My neighbors probably think I'm a drug dealer with all the strange cars stopping by on a regular basis.
     
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  11. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    Canada
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    Jorge: "No man, I don't know what you're talking about!" :whistle: "Shh, here keep it down, keep it down!"
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  12. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    Location:
    MPLS
    Walmart has their own employees drop off customers orders on their way home from their workplace which is Walmart to fulfill the order. I do not think they are compensated in any way either. This sounds like what's happening with Amazon. Amazon employees or relatives of employees help Amazon to deliver ordered goods from their facility to the customers who ordered them. I think they get some compensation for it as well.
     
  13. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston, TX
    How can that possibly be legal? If the employees are hourly, it would have to be a violation of federal labor laws. If they're salaried, perhaps not, but being required to use your own vehicle, fuel, and time for work-related activities without any compensation is a pretty strong indication that it may be time to pursue other opportunities elsewhere.
     
  14. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bergen County, NJ
    It's a LDC (Local Delivery Carrier.) The one that delivers my packages here in Northern NJ is called Lasership - they suck. Tracking numbers are always "AMZL"
     
  15. MYKE

    MYKE Get Off My Lawn

    Here, the delivery people are great. They even take a photo of the package leaning against my door, and add it to the order info. on Amazon.
     

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