Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Parisa Sadrzadeh, a senior manager of logistics for Amazon.com, demonstrates a package delivery for journalists at a media event in Seattle to announce a new program that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. Amazon says those businesses created under the program would operate 20 to 40 vans and employ between 40 and 100 people. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
NEW YORK — Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them.
The online retailer launched a new program this week that helps people in the United States start their own businesses delivering Amazon packages. The move gives Amazon another way to ship its packages to shoppers besides relying on UPS, FedEx and other package delivery services.
Amazon.com Inc. says startup costs begin at $10,000, and the businesses created under the program would operate 20 to 40 vans and employ between 40 and 100 people.