Amazon Flex pays drivers $18 – $25 per hour, much higher compared to jobs with Uber, Lyft, and delivery apps. The downside is that it can be difficult to get the job because new positions don’t open up often, and shifts are in high demand.
amazon Flex drivers pick up packages from delivery stations, stores, and restaurants and deliver them to customers using directions from the Flex app. Amazon Flex shifts come in 1-4 hour blocks that can be scheduled ahead of time or as shifts become available, and the pay is typically $18 – $25/hour.
Flex drivers are paid on Tuesday and Friday each week via direct deposit. Amazon Restaurant and Prime Now deliveries are paid 1 – 2 days after deliveries are performed and tips settled.The Flex app shows upcoming scheduled payments and past completed payments.Maximum working hours — Amazon allows a maximum of 40 hours per week, and around 8 hours per day.
- You must be 21 years old or older
- Have a social security number
- Pass a background check
- Have access to a qualifying vehicle: 4-door sedan, pickup truck, or van
- Valid driver’s license
- Show proof of auto insurance
- Have a smart phone: Iphone 5s or newer, Android phone running Android version 6.0 or higher.
Begin the application process at flex.amazon.com.
The type of vehicle accepted by Amazon depends on the service you plan to deliver for.
Amazon.com orders require a four-door sedan, a pickup truck with covered bed, minivan or van. Two-door cars are not accepted because they may not be large enough to fit every package that you’re assigned for your shift. Trucks with uncovered beds are not accepted.
Prime Now deliveries allow you to use any vehicle with no restriction on the number of doors or the size of the vehicle. Begin the application process to see what vehicles are accepted in your area.
You can earn more with Flex if you drive with a larger vehicle. SUV and van drivers can be offered longer shifts that involve more packages.Flex drivers are eligible for tips on AmazonFresh and Prime Now deliveries.
amazon Flex application process is straightforward, but it can take awhile to get hired and start working if there are no openings in your area. I filled out a preliminary application and waited two weeks before I could proceed.
- Download the app or visit flex.amazon.com to see if your city is accepting drivers.
- If slots are open, enter your name, your device, and your vehicle
- If no jobs are available, sign up to join the waitlist
- Sign up using your existing Amazon account, or create a new one
- Start your background check by entering your SSN, consenting to the check, and answering questions
- Wait for your background check to complete
- Watch training videos that describe the job and show you how to use the app to pickup and drop off deliveries
- Provide your tax information, and your bank account information
- You can choose to be paid as an individual, LLC, or S corporation
- Set your availability and schedule your first shift
You can contact Amazon flex at firstname.lastname@example.org
No openings? How to join the Amazon Flex waitlist
find that Flex isn’t in your city, or job openings are not available. If that’s the case, select “Join the Waitlist” at flex.amazon.com and enter your information to be notified when any new positions open up.
How to know when you’ve been accepted
Amazon will send you a welcome email when you’ve been accepted as a driver. You can also check your status by signing into the Flex app. If you haven’t been accepted yet, you’ll still see a checklist of application items with one or more of the items unchecked.
Amazon checks for felonies and other major criminal violations going back 7 years. Issues involving theft or violence will likely disqualify you. Amazon also checks your motor vehicle record check that looks for major driving violations or a large number of citations.
Background screening should take 2-5 days to complete. It’s possible that it could take longer, but if it’s been longer than 5 days, contact Amazon Flex support.
Amazon Flex insurance requirements and coverage
To qualify for Flex, you must maintain your own personal auto insurance policy. Amazon says that the policy must be, “the required insurance for delivering packages in your area,” but does not give extra detail.
Amazon provides commercial auto insurance to Flex partners while they are on the job (excluding NY state). The policy offers liability coverage, uninsured motorist coverage, and contingent comprehensive & collision coverage.
Do most policies cover package delivery?
It’s a grey area in insurance that isn’t well established in all states. Most personal policies don’t cover package delivery, but Amazon isn’t known to scrutinize personal policies and reject applicants for having the incorrect insurance. Insurance products that cover rideshare activity may not include delivery. Contact an insurance agent in your area to learn more about insurance regulations in your state and how you can get a policy that properly covers you.