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Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners program, which invests in small delivery businesses, is courting Amazon employees. Since launching in June 2018, the program has sprouted 200 small businesses, which the company is now putting into overdrive as it strives to ramp up its infamous two-day delivery to just a single day. In order to do so, it’s now offering current employees $10,000 in funding and three months pay to establish their own delivery firms. This move could strengthen loyalty among its staff, which would come to Amazon’s advantage, considering that in order to fulfill orders, Amazon currently uses third-party logistics startups that also help competitors like Walmart and Best Buy. (Delivery competition is increasingly heated—Walmart also now offers one-day delivery with zero shipping fee for orders over $35.)

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