Amazon Helps Small Businesses Grow Across Its Last Mile Delivery

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, tens of thousands of Amazon associates, Delivery Service Partners and delivery drivers are busy sorting packages, loading vehicles and delivering smiles to customers.

Amazon now has 150 delivery stations in the United States that employ more than 90,000 Amazon Logistics associates who earn an industry-leading wage of at least $15 an hour as well as a variety of benefits packages.

In addition, Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner program enables entrepreneurs to build and grow their own delivery business.

With access to Amazon’s delivery volume, safety training programs and support, sophisticated routing technology and a suite of exclusively negotiated discounts, these entrepreneurs can focus on developing their teams and connecting with their community.

Today, there are more than 800 Amazon Delivery Service Partners in the last-mile network, employing 75,000 drivers in the United States.

“Amazon’s transportation network is built on a foundation of 20 years of operations and logistics experience, an unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovation, and talented teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers. Thanks to these great teams we’ve delivered 3.3 billion customer packages worldwide this year, and are on track to deliver 3.5 billion packages by the end of the year. These are big milestones on behalf of our customers.”
Dave Clark, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations 

As Amazon’s delivery network grows, safety continues to be the company’s top priority.

A Partner for Business Growth

Since the Delivery Service Partner program launched in 2018, Amazon has provided hundreds of products, services, and features to support these owners in the safe and successful operation of their business.

These include driver training programs, branded delivery vehicles equipped with the latest safety technology, advanced telematics, a 24-hour safety helpline for drivers, and policies and mechanisms in place to ensure drivers are getting the required rest and breaks they need while out on the road.

In fact, drivers in Amazon’s last mile operations have traveled more than 800 million miles this year and their on-road safety record is better than the national benchmark as measured by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

How are you taking advantage of Amazon’s last-mile program?

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