Harry here. Last month we shared a post from Scott about his experience delivering packages for a company called Dynamex. There was some confusion, though, as many readers thought this was the same as Amazon Flex. Companies like Dynamex (or OnTrac in California for example) provide last mile delivery for Amazon Prime packages while Amazon Flex is only for Amazon Prime Now deliveries (1-2 hour delivery option).
Since so many of you were curious about Amazon Flex though, I set out to find someone who had experience delivering for them. Today, RSG reader and first time guest poster Eric Kouvolo shares what his experience was like working for Amazon Flex and how it compares to rideshare.
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What do most drivers for Uber and Lyft say is the biggest reason they drive? Freedom and flexibility. Work when you want. Drive as much as you want. Be your own boss! These are the same reasons I tested out driving for Lyft and Uber starting over a year ago, and ultimately took the leap to leave my steady job recently. I did it because I am trying to grow my financial consulting business, and being on someone else’s schedule was really getting in the way of me reaching my maximum potential. [Read more…]