It’s one of the biggest online retailer indeed working on developing a mobile application that would allow ordinary users, not carriers, to drop off packages for the company, which means the Amazon.com reportedly developing its mobile app which would nevertheless pay users to deliver packages, which according to The Wall Street Journal.
Amazon has just introduced a new way to make money and it actually wants to turn its customers into delivery people. Online retailer is on its way to transform its consumers into package couriers with a program called ‘One My Way.’ New service that would involve customers making deliveries during their free time or when they were already en route to a nearby destination.
Local brick and mortar stores would hold the packages for Amazon and transfer them into the citizen couriers, whoch would then drop them in the mailboxes of the people who ordered them via e-commerce website of Amazon.com. Still in testing stages, but the logistics of On My Way seem untenable.
Couriers for the on-demand delivery service Shyp report making around $15 an hour; Postmates contractors average around $13 an hour, where the shipping costs are already on the rise. Costs issues asides, Amazon also faces huge liability concerns related to the frequent moving around of those packages.
Building relationships with local retailers to store the packages is one thing concerned, and entrusting average people with their pickup and delivery is something different, entirely. WSJ haven’t described on how Amazon might ensure the integrity of its packages or account for potential damages, let alone insure aginst the possibility of theft.
Well, this won’t be the first time Amazon afraid to experiemt with delivery methods, while in the past the company briefly tested using Uber drivers for delivery. Already expanded its one-hour delivery program to six markets and begun offering grocery delivery in some locations. Interesting point here is that, the e-commerce giant proposed drone deliveries and has begun the concept with special permission from the FAA.
So this could be yet another concept designed for customers to earn money by delivering packages by its own, using On My Way mobile app. Thanks Amazon.com!