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Amazon Japan builds army of freelance drivers

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Unswerving cyclist
14 Mar 2002
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If you are looking for some extra income, look no further and apply with Amazon Japan:

Amazon's "Prime Now" service in Japan, which promises to deliver packages as quickly as two hours after an order, will increasingly rely on an army of individual freelance drivers who are connected through an Uber-like network that mixes and matches availability. Tokyo-based subsidiary Amazon Japan advertises that such drivers can earn $3,700 to $4,000 a month for 50 hours of work per week through its Amazon Flex program, which the company operates in the greater Tokyo area and parts of Aichi Prefecture, home of Toyota Motor. [...]

Some of his colleagues earn $5,500 to $6,500 a month through Amazon Flex alone, he said. To be eligible for Amazon Flex, a driver must be 20 or older and registered for small-size motor truck transportation.
6,500 USD translates into roughly 700,000 JPY. Not too shabby for a courier!



19 Aug 2019
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I was under the impression that this is illegal without a green/black plate as it's commercial use...

Does that only apply for carrying individuals?

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