The online grocery market exploded over the last 12 months. Online grocery sales increased by 25 percent from 2019 to 2020, and the industry is projected to continue growing. As a result, companies like Shipt and Instacart were able to expand and create jobs for shoppers and delivery drivers. Even Amazon is in on the game, recruiting shoppers to pack Amazon Fresh orders and pack them for delivery.
Amazon Prime Now shoppers work up to 20 hours per week, earn competitive wages, and can pick their own shifts. If you want to get paid to shop, here’s how to join Amazon’s shopper fleet.
Amazon Prime Now Shoppers
Shopping with Prime Now works a lot like any other grocery shopping service, but there are a few key differences. As usual, shoppers can set when they work and shop by following a list sent by the customer. However, Amazon shoppers only work out of Whole Foods, while most delivery services let customers pick from most major stores. In addition, Amazon shoppers only need to collect and bag the food, not deliver it. While Shipt, for instance, requires drivers to have a car and deliver orders, Prime Now hires drivers separately.
Prime Now shoppers can work up to 20 hours per week, or as few as one. Shifts are relatively flexible, but typically feature mornings, evenings, and weekends more often than not. You can also get notifications when new shifts pop up, including select shifts that pay extra. Amazon guarantees a $15 minimum wage for all shoppers, and some may earn more based on their work and location.
And while other delivery services require drivers to have smartphones, Prime Now provides workers with phones on-site to track grocery lists. Overall, these changes make Prime Now more accessible as a part-time job, hopefully opening the door for more people to find work.
The Hiring Process
Shopper jobs are updated regularly, so keep tabs on Amazon’s job board to see if Prime Now is hiring near you! Applying takes less than 30 minutes, and you don’t even need to submit a resume. Simply fill out some basic information and complete a few assessments, and you’ll be emailed a “Virtual Job Preview” video.
After you’ve learned more about the job, you’ll need to schedule a brief, in-person appointment to provide proof of identity. Then you’ll have an online orientation and be ready to start picking shifts!
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