As a rideshare driver, I’m constantly on the look out for new opportunities. The sharing economy has it’s perks, but there are also some nuances that come with the turf. Inconsistent work and pay levels are a few that come to mind.
So in order to hedge against that risk, and create more freedom to work when I want for decent pay, I decided to sign up for Amazon Flex.
The concept is similar to other on-demand jobs, with Flex you are an independent contractor. You’ll have the opportunity to pick up shifts during which you’ll deliver for the likes of Amazon Prime and Amazon Fresh.
The sign up process is very straightforward. You will need to :
- Fill out some info about yourself
- Download the Amazon Fresh app
- Pass a background check
- Watch some training videos
It sounds easy, but response times from support aren’t always quick (I’ve put in two requests and still haven’t heard back weeks later). Other drivers claim support is very responsive, so it’s possible that my experience was unique. There is also a waiting list in some regions, which you might get stuck on for multiple weeks.
In my experience, I cleared steps 1 – 3 quickly. But when it came to step 4 the training videos wouldn’t load on my Iphone 5. A request to support hasn’t yielded a response, and it’s now been a few weeks.
That said, I’ll fill you guys in with the details from the process that I went through – and I’ll supplement that info with some research I’ve done on the rest of the process.
Vehicle and Driver Requirements for Amazon Flex
In order to drive for amazon flex, your vehicle must be:
- A mid-sized sedan or larger
- A tuck with an enclosed bed
- Android phone running version 6.0 or higher w/ at least 2 GB Ram
- iPhone 5 or newer
- 21+ years old
How to Download the Amazon Flex App
There are a few different options for downloading the Amazon Flex app to your phone. You will need to download the app in order to complete the Amazon Flex registration process.
- Email in to support to make sure that you get the latest version of the app. You can reach them at email@example.com
- Download the Amazon Flex app for your Iphone.
- Download the Amazon Flex app for Android.
When you download the Flex app for your iPhone, you’ll need to make sure that your phone is enabled to trust the app before you can use it. Go to Settings > General > Profile/Device Management then click on Amazon.com, Inc and click “Trust”.
Amazon Flex Cities
- Los Angeles
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
How to Sign up For Amazon Flex
- Driving For Amazon Flex