Amazon Offering Rs 7 Lakh To Employees To Quit & Start Their Own Delivery Business
New Delhi: With an aim to deliver packages faster, Amazon has come up with a unique proposition. The company is offering Rs. 7 Lakh as startup costs for employees who are willing to quit their jobs and start delivery services of their own.
The company says it will also pay them three months’ worth of their salary. The offer is open to most part-time and full-time Amazon employees, including warehouse workers who pack and ship orders. Whole Foods employees are not eligible to receive the new incentives.
Through this initiative, Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive as a way to get more packages delivered to shoppers’ doorsteps faster.
The new employee incentive is part of a program Amazon started a year ago that lets anyone apply to launch an independent Amazon delivery business. It is part of the company’s plan to control more of its deliveries on its own, rather than rely on UPS, the post office and other carriers.
More than 200 Amazon delivery businesses have been created since it launched the program last June.