Amazon apparently testing bike couriers for some Manhattan deliveries

Amazon apparently testing bike couriers for some Manhattan deliveries

Whereas Amazon offers with regulatory hurdles for its drone-based mostly speedy supply service, it is apparently testing an choice that is a bit extra, nicely, human within the meantime. The buying juggernaut is holding time-trials for bike messengers in New York, based on The Wall Road Journal, with the thought being to get sure purchases to Manhattan-based mostly people inside a couple of hours of ordering. Cool in case you want an HDMI cable in a pinch, however we critically doubt that the 4K UHDTV you ordered together with it’s going to arrive by bike too. WSJ‘s sources declare that a “at the least” a trio of courier providers are auditioning for the job, and Bezos and Co. will select the quickest and most secure for the forthcoming Amazon Prime Now supply choice.

Apparently the way it works is that a bike owner will get an handle from the mothership and has to make it to their vacation spot within the given timeframe, with photographic proof. From there, she or he has to guide it again to Amazon’s thirty fourth Road workplace the place they will hang around between deliveries. What’s it pay to reside out your wildest Premium Rush fantasies? “Round” $15 per hour and shifts are eight hours lengthy, which comes out to about $one hundred twenty every day and a few $2,four hundred for a month of 5-day work weeks. And when you’re retaining rating at residence, sure, that is lower than what Uber reportedly pays its bike-sure messengers.

[Image credit: Associated Press]

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