Should you start your own Amazon delivery business? Well, I wouldn’t. But I get why other people would.
It’s relatively inexpensive to launch (according to Amazon, you can start with as little as $10k down). You’d be teaming up with one of the biggest companies in the world. No experience necessary. Solid support. Get to be your own boss. Decent income potential (Amazon estimates you’d personally make $75k to $300k if things go well). Demand will likely only go up for the foreseeable future. Et cetera.
So I get it. I do. Beats being cooped up in a cubicle all day, right? And yeah: you might make double what you’re making now. And you wouldn’t have some supervisor with coffee breath stopping by to inform you your vacation request was denied.
But on the other hand? If freedom and more money is what you’re after, there are smarter ways to go about it. For example, you could do what we do: send leads to small business owners and take a sliver to deliver.
Compare this to having your own Amazon logistics business
Keeping in mind what you just saw in that case study, I want you to now consider the downsides of becoming an Amazon Delivery Service Partner.
You’d have to recruit, hire, and train 40-100 employees. Not only that, but you’d have to support them 24/7/365. Sounds like big fun.
You’d be responsible for 20-40 vans. What happens when one of your drivers blows through a red light and T-bones litigious Larry? Once he sees “Amazon” on the side of the van, ol’ Larry will probably claim severe back pain and sue for seven figures.
Being an Amazon delivery partner ain’t all sunshine and smoothies
Also, what happens when Amazon (as they’ve been known to do) changes their terms in a way that negatively affects you? Or shuts you down without warning? Bezos is a honey badger. He don’t care. Ask the countless Amazon sellers and affiliates he’s tossed in the trash over the years.
The way I see it, you’re shelling out at least $10,000 to buy yourself a high-stress, high-risk job disguised as your own business.
Remember, too, there’s no guarantee you’ll even hit the projected revenue Amazon approximates. Since you’d be managing so many employees around the clock, I bet you’d make more, per hour, just doing gig work—like driving for Uber.
Hey, to each their own. I don’t think an Amazon delivery biz would be the worst thing in the world. But, compared to what I do? It sounds like a pounding headache and a panic attack—for a lot less money.
And for that reason, I’m out. I do have an alternative for you though. I think you’ll like it far better.
You can launch for a small fraction of what Amazon logistics costs. There’s no ceiling on earning potential. You can scale without a single employee. You answer to no one. And you’re free to spend your days how you wish.
Assuming you’re interested, click below and read carefully.
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