Amazon is expanding its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program to Australia this year, giving entrepreneurs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane the opportunity to start their own delivery business and upskill in the field of logistics with the support of Amazon. 

DSP empowers entrepreneurs with little-to-no logistics experience looking to build a delivery business with low start-up costs and built-in demand. Amazon provides support with access to an extensive range of useful resources including training, technology, and discounts on a suite of assets and optional services, including vehicle leases and insurance.

Delivery Service Partners in Australia will operate a fleet of 20 to 40 delivery vehicles and provide permanent employment opportunities for delivery drivers in their local area. 

Since the DSP program launched five years ago in the United States, more than 3,500 DSPs have built their own businesses, creating over 275,000 jobs and delivering more than 20 million Amazon packages a day across 19 countries around the world. 

Amazon Australia general manager of delivery and supply chain, Anthony Perizzolo said, “We have long innovated on unique programs and services that empower small businesses and are excited to launch an initiative that will empower aspiring entrepreneurs in the logistics space. DSP will create opportunities for Australians to build and run their own delivery business, in turn creating hundreds of permanent jobs for delivery drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

“We’ve continued to invest in our Australian operations to meet the needs of our customers and we’re thrilled to launch Prime Free One Day delivery in five new Australian cities just last month. The expansion of our last mile network with DSP will enable us to continue meeting growing customer demand and enhancing delivery outcomes for customers.”