Amazon tests Uber-like service for its one-hour Prime Now car deliveries
Amazon is testing an Uber-like service for delivering its one-hour Prime Now packages that will enlist people to deliver packages for Amazon with their own cars.
In order to offer the speedy deliveries Amazon will pay drivers US$18 to US$25 an hour via its new Amazon Flex program. The move comes before the bustlingly busy November and December holiday shopping period.
And it comes as startup on-demand delivery services such as Postmates and Shyp proliferate. Ride-sharing service Uber itself has been rolling out a food delivery service UberEats. US$606 million to New Hope Group, as slowing demand from China hits commodity prices hard.
Rio said it had reached an agreement to sell its 40 percent stake in Bengalla mine, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Sydney, to Australian-listed New Hope, part of asset divestments totaling US$4.5 billion since January 2013.