Amazon asks drivers with free time to deliver its parcels – FT.com

Under a scheme Amazon began testing in its home town of Seattle last year, the US ecommerce group will offer British car owners cash to ferry parcels between a local distribution centre and customers’ homes.

The company expects UK deliveries to begin this month in Birmingham, where it has been advertising on online jobs websites such as Gumtree and Craigslist since June.

It will initially use freelance drivers to make same-day deliveries, including under its “Prime Now” service, which offers a range of 15,000 products for delivery within one hour.

Source: Amazon asks drivers with free time to deliver its parcels – FT.com

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