Amazon is piloting a program to deliver products from shopping malls to nearby customers using its army of gig-work delivery drivers, Bloomberg reported. The e-commerce giant has been quietly testing the service in select localities around the U.S. over the last year, according to the report, with Amazon Flex drivers delivering products from retailers located in malls to customers in some...
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