A threat to UPS as well as FedEx Ground, from both a diverted volume perspective and labor pool. Amazon Plans Start-Up Delivery Services for Its Own Packages The company announced Thursday a new program aimed at helping people start their own businesses delivering packages for Amazon. For a minimum investment of $10,000, people in the United States will be able to open and manage their own delivery service handling Amazon packages. Although the couriers will not be employees of the company, they’ll get access to Amazon-branded vehicles, uniforms and more. By the company’s calculations, an owner could earn as much as $300,000 a year in profit by operating a fleet of up to 40 vehicles.