Driving for Amazon Flex – Hear it from an experienced on-demand driver

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With rideshare demand down as a result of the nationwide lockdown, on-demand drivers have pivoted into package and food delivery to supplement their income

We chatted with Richie the other day, a Splend member who is maximising his income across multiple on-demand platforms including Amazon Flex, Deliveroo, and Uber Eats. He was kind enough to share his experience with us:

How long have you been driving with Amazon Flex?

I’ve been on Amazon Flex for about 10 months now and I find it a viable alternative to ridesharing, you can earn quite a bit.

How much can you earn with Amazon Flex?

I earn between £18-£24 gross per hour with Amazon Flex.

Richie drives with Amazon Flex between picking up rideshare passengers and earns £100-£130 per week on average on top of his other on-demand work.

What does an Amazon Flex delivery look like?

With Amazon Flex you simply go to the client’s house, put the package down on the floor, knock on the door, step back, and they’ll come and collect it. It’s all contact-free, so it’s completely safe for me as well as the client.

How does your Kia Niro fare for your delivery work?

Amazon Flex doesn’t give me too many packages at one time, so I haven’t had any issues fitting all the boxes in so far. Also, when I put the seats down in my Niro I get a lot of boot space, so I don’t think I’ll ever have trouble with parcel delivery. 

Would you recommend Amazon Flex to other on-demand drivers?

It’s definitely worth doing. You just download the Amazon Flex app and sign up – it’s quite a simple procedure, and then you can go from there.

What other on-demand apps do you recommend?

Uber Eats and Deliveroo are definitely the way to go – it’s all contact-free now. Just make sure you take the necessary precautions: wear gloves and a face mask, and sanitise your hands frequently.

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Balazs Szekely

Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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