“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”
The list goes on.
Is Amazon Really Offering Delivery Franchises?
According to an article I read, (which was written by the CEO of a franchise company) Amazon is offering $10,000 Delivery Service Franchises.
After I read the article, I clicked over to the Amazon Delivery Service Partner website. The information I found was very impressive.
For a startup cost as low as $10,000, you’ll receive three weeks of hands-on training, along with two weeks in the field.
In addition, you’ll get tools and technology designed to keep your delivery business operation running smoothly.
Finally, ongoing support from Amazon is included, along with a detailed operations manual, driver assistance for on-road issues, plus you get your own personal account manager. Sounds like a good franchise opportunity.
News Flash! Amazon Is NOT Offering Franchises
It’s important for you to know that you can’t buy a franchise opportunity for $10,000. Not a real one.
But if you read the article that was just penned by someone who “knows” franchising, you would think you could.
Maybe that’s why it was written.
To entice you.
Here’s the headline:
Should You Buy An Amazon Franchise?
What Their Takeover Means For Franchisors Like Us
Forget the “takeover” part. It’s not worth discussing.
But correct me if I’m wrong here.
It does read “Amazon Franchise,” right?
As in, Amazon is offering franchises.
Which they aren’t.
The lesson here…the lesson for anyone thinking about buying a franchise is this:
Don’t believe everything you read online.
One more thing: Would you like proof that the Amazon Delivery Service Partner program is not a franchise?
If so, all you have to do is look at their online brochure.
Nowhere does it state that the Amazon Delivery Service Partner program is a franchise offering. The word “franchise” does not appear on the document.
That’s because you’re a partner. You’re buying a business opportunity. You’re not buying a franchise.
– Blowin’ in the Wind lyrics ©Bob Dylan, Audiam, Inc