The etailer is encouraging innovation from its own staff to help meet increasing consumer demand for speedy delivery

Amazon is supporting entrepreneurship among its employees with its Delivery Service Partners program. Through the initiative, Amazon hopes to corner the market on incubating the next disruptor within the delivery space.

Amazon has guaranteed some big changes for Prime members in the near future, including accelerated shipping from two-day to one-day, which is fueling the increasing need to innovate its delivery capabilities further. For current employees of the e-tailer, this program will pay three months salary as well as provide $10,000 in funding during the start-up phase.  Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon, commented, “We’ve heard from associates that they want to participate in the program but struggled with the transition. Now we have a path for those associates with an appetite for opportunities to own their own businesses.”

Furthermore, this initiative is part of Amazon's overarching goals to improve the quality of work and support for its employees, in particular in encouraging them to start their own businesses. The Delivery Service Partner program has engendered the creation of more than 200 new businesses since its launch last year, and Amazon hopes the current expansion will take its output to the next level.

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Amazon is supporting entrepreneurship among its employees with its Delivery Service Partners program. Through the initiative, Amazon hopes to corner the market on incubating the next disruptor within the delivery space.

Amazon has guaranteed some big changes for Prime members in the near future, including accelerated shipping from two-day to one-day, which is fueling the increasing need to innovate its delivery capabilities further. For current employees of the e-tailer, this program will pay three months salary as well as provide $10,000 in funding during the start-up phase.  Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon, commented, “We’ve heard from associates that they want to participate in the program but struggled with the transition. Now we have a path for those associates with an appetite for opportunities to own their own businesses.”