In this post, I’m going to share what I know about the new
Amazon Delivery Franchise. Let’s start with a little Dylan.
“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”
The list goes on.
Is The Amazon Delivery Franchise For Real?
According to an article I read, (which was written by the CEO of a franchise company) Amazon is offering a $10,000, “Amazon Franchise for Delivery” business opportunity. A franchise for Amazon?
After I read the article, I clicked over to the Amazon Delivery Service Partner (ADSP) website. The information I found was very impressive.
Note: This is not an Amazon Delivery Franchise review. It’s way too early for that.
That said, 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. And according to their website, you can “Join a community of Amazon Delivery Service Partners in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.”
Moreover, you’ll get tools and technology designed to keep your Amazon delivery business operation running smoothly.
Finally, ongoing support from Amazon corporate 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 Real Franchises
It’s important for you to know that you can’t buy a legit 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 delivery franchises.
Which they’re not.
The lesson I’m delivering here…the lesson for anyone thinking about buying a franchise is this:
Don’t believe everything you read online. Especially when it’s about a company as big and influential as Amazon.
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 for Amazon. 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