If you’re racking your brain trying to think of a new startup idea, Amazon may have a solution for you.
With an initial investment of $10,000, you can become one of Amazon’s “Delivery Service Partners.” You’ll own a small business that delivers Amazon Prime packages and Amazon will provide branded vans and uniforms to boot!
What Exactly is a Delivery Service Partner?
The new program was announced recently in Seattle at a press event. Amazon’s goal is to have more control over the delivery of its Prime package deliveries.
The program aims to accomplish this by equipping the owner with everything they’ll need for success, including Amazon software for managing driver logistics.
But you and your employees will not be Amazon employees. With your $10,000 investment, you become the owner of an independent small business. The business has now become your baby and you have the ability to grow it at your own pace.
Why Should You Become a Delivery Service Partner?
Well, for one, the money-making potential sounds good.
Amazon is projecting that you’ll be able to pocket up to $300,000 per year once you scale your fleet up to 40 vans and maintain a roster of about 100 employees. The drivers you hire will be full-time employees with benefits.
Another perk? Discounts will be awarded to approved entrepreneurs, like lower rates on gas, insurance, and leases on Amazon vans.
A Win for Amazon and You?
Why is this great for Amazon? For starters, they’ll have more control over the delivery of their packages by not depending on third parties like UPS, FedEx and USPS. Amazon also wins by not having to provide the management oversight needed in heading up the program.
You win by having your own business without the headache of figuring out the setup. You’re given all the tools needed for success.
And if you run it well and scale up appropriately, you could be making multiple six figures before you know it!
For some people, this opportunity might be a win-win.
If you want to learn more about this Amazon partnership, visit https://logistics.amazon.com/.
Then, be sure to check out our 6 Tips for Starting a Small Business in 2018.