Last week, more than 1,500 owners from Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program gathered virtually at the Ignite Digital Festival to share knowledge and experiences and connect with Amazon leadership to help shape the future of customer delivery. In 2018, the company launched their DSP program to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to build their own delivery companies from the ground up.

With access to customized technology, a suite of exclusive services, and dedicated business coaches for ongoing support, entrepreneurs have created thriving small businesses. Since the program launched just over two years ago this summer, there are now more than 1,700 DSPs across the U.S., Canada, UK, Spain, and Germany who have created over 100,000 jobs in their communities. They’ve delivered more than 2.2 billion packages worldwide, using more than 50,000 Prime branded last mile vehicles—from electric vehicles to step vans to delivery vans—and generated over $5 billion in revenue for their small businesses. But owning a small business isn’t easy and so the Ignite Digital Festival provides a chance for owners to connect with other DSPs, get tips and share experiences.

photo courtesy of Amazon Ignite