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Amazon setting up its own US network of delivery couriers

Under Amazon Flex, drivers are independent contractors who can make US$18 to US$25 an hour

Amazon says that Flex drivers will need to pass a background check and must be 21 years old. They also must have an Android phone, a sign that its app for drivers probably only works (or works best) on these devices.

Washington, DC

AMAZON.COM said on Tuesday that it was building its own network of delivery couriers through a programme called Amazon Flex - the latest attempt by the e-commerce giant to bring something close to instant gratification to the