Amazon Flex has instantly become popular with gig workers as it entered the Australian parcel delivery market, since you only need a car to sign up and start earning a flexible income. In a nutshell, Amazon Flex recruits on-demand drivers to move packages from central delivery stations to customers’ homes.

We’ve put together a quick FAQ to help you get started with Amazon Flex:

Where is Amazon Flex available in Australia?

Amazon Flex is currently available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

How does Amazon Flex work?

After downloading the Amazon Flex app and setting up your account, you can easily look for available “delivery blocks” when they’re released weekly. These blocks are set amounts of time that you can reserve in advance, to let Amazon and the clients know when you’re available, and also help you plan ahead both in terms of your schedule and your income.

With every block, you can see the expected earnings and the amount of time it will take you to complete the delivery. Simply choose the block that works best for you and turn off your rideshare apps during the time you’re working with Amazon Flex.

Tip: Use Amazon Flex to top up your rideshare earnings. Using the delivery blocks you can make sure to have plenty of work and a reliable income during the hours when rideshare demand is low.

How much can you earn on Amazon Flex?

When you choose your block, the app gives you a pick-up location, the estimated duration for the trip, and a minimum amount for completing the block. The app will also help you navigate to each destination – you simply deliver the package that corresponds with that address.

How do you get paid on Amazon Flex?

Once you complete your deliveries, Amazon Flex will pay you once a week via direct deposit. You can track this in your Earnings section within the Amazon Flex app.

How to get started with Amazon Flex?

If you’re already driving with any of the most popular rideshare apps or other on-demand platforms, signing up for Amazon Flex will be no different. In fact, it’ll be more straightforward as they require less paperwork, most of which you should already have.

Amazon Flex driver requirements

  • 20 years or older
  • Background check
  • Full, unrestricted AU driver’s licence
  • ABN number
  • Smartphone (Android 6.0 or newer, or iOS 13 or higher)

If you fit these criteria and have all the paperwork ready, simply create an Amazon Flex profile online and you’re ready to go.

Amazon Flex vehicle requirements

  • 4-door mid-sized sedan, SUVs, vans, or ute (with a covered bed)
  • Valid car insurance and compulsory third party personal injury cover
  • No age limit (though an older, unreliable car may get you deactivated if you miss deliveries)

As you can see, Amazon Flex is not picky when it comes to your car, but the idea is, it has to be large enough to safely carry enough packages to keep you busy for a few hours. This is why motorcycles, and even two-door passenger cars or utes that don’t have a covered bed won’t qualify.

On top of your existing insurance coverage, Amazon will provide Amazon Insurance Coverage which is at no cost to you (subject to deductibles), and will help cover for any Amazon Flex deliveries.

Note: all car models available on Splend’s Rent or Rent to own plans are fit to use for Amazon Flex deliveries and have all the necessary paperwork in place.

About Splend

We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

We’re more than a car rental company. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

For more information about Splend, make an appointment and drop by to your local Member Support Centre, email us, or say hello on 1800 775 363.