The two-day delivery option for Amazon Prime members for almost anything they could possibly need , is one of the main reasons why the company can further increase its subscription fee (which currently costs members $ 1
On Thursday's earnings call, with Amazon reporting record first-quarter earnings, the company's chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky said it was "working on a one-day shipping program for our prime shipping program, which was once a two-day program develop, "says CNET.
As CNET notes, Amazon already offers the same. Day and Day delivery options and a 2 hour delivery option with Prime Now, but it sounds like a single day change is the new standard. And if this sounds like a trick that makes you buy more shit – maybe even a shit you do not really need – then you'd be right. Olsavsky said the new option would "create many potential purchases," which is definitely not wrong, but also just another way for Amazon to boost its incredibly bloated bottom line. Nice, right?
It is reported that Amazon has reportedly already put money into overhaul, "investing $ 800 million in the current quarter, starting in North America," said CNET. Amazon did not immediately return a request to comment on the change.
Although Amazon Prime users will undoubtedly enjoy the benefit (whether or not we will be rewarded with this ever-increasing subscription fee), it's likely to be a whole different story for the company's network of independent contractors the delivery of packages through its flex or delivery partner programs.
Two of these contractors recently shared alarming details about their working conditions with our sister site, Splinter, anyway chaotic system of uncertain shifts and poor working conditions getting worse. A Los Angeles-based flex contractor told Splinter that delivery workers are afraid to request changes because they can easily be disabled or fired. We all want big changes now. It is sad that we are treated like animals or robots. "
Just over a year ago, several Flex workers told Gizmodo that they were working overtime without paying extra for their supplies and avoid being booted out of the program. One of the staff said that Amazon said, "It's being balanced, because if you work a three-hour block and you're done in two hours, you still pay for three, but it will not be balanced."  Amazon's contractors do not have OSH, they have to pay for the maintenance and wear of their own vehicles out of pocket, and some who provide for their Prime Now program have claimed that the company effectively steals their tips by using it Utilizing their basic wages is a controversial practice used by other gig-economy companies like DoorDash. Amazon managed a few months ago to spin this already infernal work environment as an unconventional new method for weight loss.
Maybe Amazon could use some of the huge pile of money to repair his broken asshole model and treat his contractors with a decency.