Amazon today announced the launch of the latest iteration of its global Delivery Service Partner program that empowers local entrepreneurs to set up and manage their own logistics businesses delivering Amazon packages. Saudi is the first country in the region to host the program, which will be expanded to cover the MENA region at a later stage. Launched in collaboration with Monsha’at – the General Authority for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it aims to establish more than 30 new local start-ups and create hundreds of job opportunities within the local logistics sector during the program’s first three years.
Saudi entrepreneurs who join the Delivery Service Partner program can take advantage of various benefits, including a specific delivery volume from Amazon, access to the company’s sophisticated delivery technology, hands-on training, and discounts on a suite of assets and services such as Amazon-branded vehicles, branded uniforms, and comprehensive insurance.
The program will support the entrepreneurial environment in the Kingdom and emerge as a leading model for partnerships between the public and private sectors.
It will provide the tools, technology, and know-how for any interested Saudi entrepreneur to set up and run their own logistics company
The initiative further aims to empower enterprising innovators, enable start-ups and emerging brands across Saudi to realize their full potential and contribute to the Kingdom’s strong, fast-growing digital economy.
Amazon will take an active role in its partnership with each entrepreneur, helping to minimize start-up costs by securing the most favorable terms for resources needed to operate a delivery business.
It’s noteworthy that Saudi Sahal Shuaib was the first entrepreneur to join the Delivery Service Partner program.