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Migros pays your Amigos suppliers just pocket money

whether it's tomato, mustard, or Tampons. Hans* puts in his shopping basket, what Strangers ask him to do that. Because he is a Bringer. The Migros the suppliers of your online store Amigos.

Via the App can give the customers of the retailer orders. Purchase and delivery of Private, 7.90 Swiss francs for a bag – each additional Migros take a bag of 2 francs. Hans takes the orders, each within a few seconds. Another charm is faster, it gets the award.

The Migros sold to Meet the online offer as a social Event to people. Slogans such as "Discover the Social Shopping" and "let others enjoy" stress the. Already, several Thousand carriers are registered. The offer is currently in the Metropolitan area of Bern and Zurich. "Amigos continues to be positive," says a spokesman. The users of the wholesale distributor keeps the numbers under lock and key. With Amigos, Migros belong to the pioneers in Europe.

No employment contract, no insurance

The trade unions to keep such a pioneering spirit little. You criticize the Migros offer sharp. "The Migros saves the delivery service, the people do and also correctly paid," says Philipp Zimmermann of the Unia. It was a kind of Uber of the retail trade.

The Amigos-suppliers are in no employment relationship with the retailers and are also not insured when it comes to an accident on the way to the customer. "Migros is doing so, as the suppliers of Amigos would not work, but just Fun shopping. This is absurd," says Zimmermann.

the Syna criticized the lack of a secure supplier, and speaks of a hunger wage. "We see this and similar models is very critical," says Marco Geu, industry head of retail at the trade Union. Also, he draws the comparison to Uber and Amazon, who made their business models for the use of precarious work.

"The compensation is not to be regarded as a wage, but as a pocket money."Patrick Stöpper, Migros-speaker

According to the Migros, there is not many Providers in the first line for the money. "Also, the encounter with the customer is important, and you will be happy if you could make this with your delivery service a pleasure," said Migros spokesperson Patrick Stöpper. "The compensation is not to be regarded as a wage, but as a pocket money." A large part of the charm students or pensioners. This knowledge wins the Migros from the review of the profile pictures of the charms and the discussions with users.

Bringer Hans is neither a Student nor Retired. He is over 50 and currently has no permanent job. On average, it takes three Amigos-orders per day, but there were already eight. He makes sure that the customer are well served by public transport. If he has to carry mineral water bottles up the hill, waived Hans dear. And what he thinks of the payment? "Depending on the effort it might be something more," he says. He'll do that too, because of the money, and not just for Fun.

Migros is considering to expand the offering

In foreign countries are widely used, such delivery services in the retail sector. And even there, they provide Controversy. The US Start-up Instacart no longer be allowed to classify his "Personal Shopper" as an independent entrepreneur. This is the result of a lawsuit with a settlement payment in the millions.

Uber has announced, a lot of business with the brokerage of deliveries from supermarkets to enter. The US retail giant Walmart has purchased in Chile and Mexico-working company Cornershop. The delivery service, demPrivate on-demand shopping, wants to introduce Walmart in the USA.

its purely commercial intentions, these companies do not conceal. Of pocket money as compensation, and joy as a Motivation, not a speech is in contrast to the Migros. The orange giant is considering Amigos to other regions to expand. The test phase is over soon. At the end of April will decide on the future of Amigos. An Option the embedding of the website in other online stores of the company.

In the internal competition Amigos is doing well – at least from the customer's point of view. In comparison to the Migros online supermarket Le Shop, the conditions in the case of Amigos are much more attractive. The delivery charges are for orders with a value below 160 Swiss francs is only half as high, and there is no minimum order value. Carriers such as Hans supply us cheaper than the Post office.

* Name known to the editors

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 16.03.2019, at 22:19

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