Amazon (AMZN) Testing Program For Flex Drivers To Make Deliveries From Mall Retailers, Says Report

By Amit Chowdhry ● May 23, 2022
  • Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is reportedly testing a program that involves Flex drivers making deliveries from mall retailers. These are the details.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is reportedly testing a program that involves Flex drivers making deliveries from mall retailers, according to Bloomberg. The Amazon Flex drivers use their own vehicles to deliver packages. While the geographic range of the pilot is unknown, the communications with drivers reviewed by Bloomberg reference malls with participating retailers in Chandler, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Tysons Corner, Virginia.

This program could enable Amazon to expand the variety of goods it has available for fast shipment. And shoppers who want same-day or faster shipping could be shown products stocked by a local mall store. They order the item from the retailer through Amazon.com and one of Amazon’s contract drivers delivers it.

Amazon spokesperson Lauren Samaha told Bloomberg that a handful of the company’s existing partner retailers are participating in the program but declined to name them. And Samaha pointed out that retailers have offered their products for delivery on Amazon for years.

“This is just another way we are able to connect Amazon sellers with customers via convenient delivery options,” said Samaha in a statement.