Amazon Flex Pays Drivers Up to $25/Hr to Make Deliveries in Lots of Cities

Amazon Flex
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Are you all about that flex life?

Don’t worry; you don’t have to hit the gym. (Dad joke…)

Amazon Flex is almost always hiring delivery drivers around the country.

This isn’t your average delivery service, either. You can make up to $25 an hour — and set your own schedule.

As a Flex delivery driver, you’re picking up packages from your local Amazon facility and delivering them to locals who use the Prime one-hour delivery option. It’s like a pizza delivery job — but you never know what people are going order from Amazon.

And there’s no pizza stinking up your car.

Amazon Flex Needs You — Especially If You Live in These Areas

Flex is currently available in more than 50 U.S. cities, according to Amazon. Where it’s hiring at a given time changes, but historically there has been demand for drivers in these cities:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Greater Los Angeles area
  • Manhattan
  • Nashville
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • San Diego
  • Greater San Francisco area
  • Tampa
  • Virginia Beach

Amazon doesn’t provide a comprehensive list of all the locations where it operates. In-demand locations are frequently posted on its Get Started page. If your area isn’t listed, you can opt to join a waitlist. That way you’ll be notified if an opportunity pops up.

Here’s How You Can Start Flexin’ With Amazon

You can sign up online or through the Flex app.

Note: You must be at least 21 years old and have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

Once you confirm this, you’ll be asked: “Do you have a mid-sized sedan, such as a 4-door Honda Civic, or a larger vehicle?” You’ll need to answer “yes” to qualify.

It also notes that if you have a truck, it’ll need an enclosed bed to avoid soggy deliveries.

Here’s the full rundown on how Amazon Flex works and what the gig involves.

In some areas, bikes are an acceptable mode of transportation — as long as you have a helmet, basket and meet safety standards.

Then you’ll be asked if you have an iPhone, Android or “other”? You can operate from an iPhone or Android, but just be sure you meet the specific minimum requirements, as outlined on the FAQ page.

If you meet all the qualifications, Amazon Flex will get in touch with you with more details.

Eventually, you’ll need to do a background check, which takes about two to four days to complete.

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Do You Qualify? Here are More Details on Working for Amazon Flex

You can set up your work schedule through the Amazon Flex app.

There are two ways to do this:

1. You can set your availability for the upcoming week. So if you’re working a 9-to-5 job already, you can set your delivery times around those priorities. This way, you’ll be confirmed for a delivery ahead of time. Just be sure to update your schedule before noon on Fridays.

2. You can pick up deliveries based on demand as customer orders trickle in. You’ll select the “Ready to Deliver Today” option for this.

You’ll be notified at least one hour before the delivery must occur. If you can’t make it, forfeit it at least 45 minutes before the delivery clock begins ticking down.

If you have an exceptionally hectic week, don’t worry — you don’t need to meet any sort of minimum requirements.

Amazon does emphasize that this gig should not be treated as full-time income; it’s just a great way to earn some extra money in your free time.

Check Out How Much Money You Can Make Working for Amazon Flex

You can earn $18 to $25 an hour delivering packages, according to the Flex site.

You’ll get paid on Tuesdays and Fridays through an automatic direct deposit to your bank account. You’ll see the payment in your account the next day.

Not a bad side gig, right? And you don’t even have to deal with people — just the workers over at the Amazon delivery station.

Any other questions? You can contact Amazon Flex, but chances are its FAQ page will have you covered.

A hearty shoutout goes out to Hip2Save. Thanks for reminding us about this awesome opportunity!

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Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.