10,000 people have applied for Amazon’s Delivery business program

Source: Amazon.com

Amazon ordered more Mercedes delivery vans for entrepreneurs who signed up to start businesses moving the retailers’ packages. Currently, with 10,000 applicants, we can guesstimate that the typical entreprenuerial delivery operator will operate an average of two vans.

Assuming one of the drivers at each startup is an owner at first, the program will create 10,000 delivery jobs in addition to 10,000 new companies.

I wonder if, like Henry Ford’s factory workers, these drivers will be able to afford the service they deliver. That’s the threshold for a fair economy to flower on the back of gig work.

Source: Amazon orders 20,000 vans for new delivery program | The Seattle Times


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