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Amazon to allow entrepreneurs to help deliver its packages

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Amazon has unveiled a new program that lets entrepreneurs set up their own delivery business — with the option to lease and buy Amazon-branded vans and gear and handle some of the retail giant's deliveries.

The big picture: Amazon is known for constantly looking for new ways to fulfill and deliver its orders more efficiently, often by gaining more control over the process. Last year, for example, the company announced a fleet of cargo planes. It also already pays people to deliver orders with their own cars through its Flex program.