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Amazon Pitches DSP Package-Delivery Service to Merchants

Amazon Delivery Service Partner
Amazon Pitches DPS PackageDelivery Service to Merchants

Amazon is pitching its DSP (Delivery Service Partner) program to its third-party merchants, telling them there’s “never been a better time to own your own business with Amazon as your partner.” (See update below.)

Amazon had launched DSP in June 2018, describing the annual profit potential as between $75,000 and $300,000. The program trains people to operate their own delivery businesses, but owners are limited to delivering Amazon packages only.

Here’s a letter the company sent to a merchant this week:

Dear (Redacted),
There has never been a better time to own your own business with Amazon as your partner. The Amazon Delivery Service Partner program has hundreds of DSP opportunities open today across the United States.

Think you would be a great fit? Are you dreaming of starting your own business? Join the growing community of hands-on owners who have launched their own logistics company in this fast-growing industry. Complete your application today using the link below.

Military Veterans: We have funding to assist with startup costs for military veterans, offering $10,000 reimbursements for qualified candidates to build their own businesses.

To complete your application, click ‘Start Here’ below or head to logistics.amazon.com to determine if this is a good fit for you.


Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner Program

In the program FAQs, Amazon emphasizes the program is “hard work” and a “hands-on operation,” and not a good fit for a part-time business.

Update 5/9/19: Amazon reached out to tell us it did not target merchants specifically with the mailing that went out. A spokesperson told us it sent the email to anyone who had submitted interest in learning more about the program. We aren’t making a judgement about how that applies to the seller who forwarded us the email but do want to note that Amazon said it is not specifically targeting merchants with the DSP email marketing.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

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