Recently, a video clip of a YouTuber's part-time job experience in various communities is a hot topic. Although she has a pure beauty and small physique, she drew smiles from the viewers throughout the video. This part-time job has become more popular due to the Corona 19 crisis that has continued since the beginning of this year. What kind of part-time job did Jeong Ye-rim try on YouTube's "Yerim Today" channel, which is gaining popularity through various hands-on videos?
The part-time job that 21-year-old Jeong Ye-rim challenged is Coupang Flex. She went to Coupang Flex's part-time job after a simple salad. I drove a small car myself and arrived at Coupang headquarters. Afterwards, we carried one parcel box each assigned to the car.
The following scenes were included in the video of delivering the package quickly but accurately. Large boxes of parcels, which seem difficult to lift, were also lifted and delivered, while in the case of a studio with tight security, they entered the front door with the password written by the customer. In the video, she finished her part-time job with a comment saying, "I'll continue to work hard." Is it because of Yerim's bright energy and vivid experience, the video is receiving high attention from various communities.
Coupang is one of the beneficiaries of Corona19. As telecommuting and online lectures became more active, the 꿀알바 trend toward non-face-to-face consumption has become more pronounced as people ship all goods, including daily necessities. In fact, according to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions' public transportation union, the average delivery volume per Coupang Man has reached 296 since the outbreak of Corona 19 from 56 in 2015. CJ Korea Express will also enjoy a "booming period" in the delivery industry, with the volume of delivery increased 20.1% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year.
Due to the situation, job seekers have turned to delivery and delivery agencies since early this year, all at offline stores. Among them, Coupang Flex began to draw attention as Kim Hyung-joon, a Thai-born man, was introduced as a means of making a living after he stopped broadcasting.
Coupang Flexer usually recruits three hours for daytime, nighttime and early morning delivery, and receives a commission per case as a "delivery service provider" rather than a "worker." You can't get benefits such as industrial insurance because you're not a worker by law. There is some difference from companies that are based on high-quality products such as SSG dotcom and Market Curly.
In the past, Coupang Flex was also rumored to be a "high-income part-time worker," as it can earn about 5 million won a month when working full-time day and night hours at about 2,000 won per delivery unit. In addition, Coupang Flex has no employment conditions as Yerim, 21, was able to work part-time without any problems. It's possible only if you have someone to move the package with and the means to move it. These days, when it is difficult to find a job, there have been many responses that it is an unconventional job.
However, the situation for Coupang Flexors is not good these days. It's because of the sharp drop in the unit price of delivery. Coupang's daily orders increased by about 65% from 2 million to 3.3 million in March compared to the beginning of the year, while Coupang Flex and Coupang It's delivery personnel increased by about 2,485% year-on-year. When the delivery volume is higher than Coupang Flexor, the unit price increases and the unit price falls on the other hand. The unit price may vary depending on region and climate.
In fact, recently, there are many flexors that wait a long time or return because they have nothing to do even if they bid in time for the early morning delivery. The unit price of delivery also falls between 500 won and 1,000 won, and even if you send a package overnight, the amount of money you receive is not that big. Currently, the average dawn delivery price is between 1,150 won and 1,200 won, and some areas have plummeted to 800 won in boxes and 650 won in vinyl. Nevertheless, job seekers who don't have a job come out every morning to make even a few more bucks. As soon as you finish your work, you will be deposited according to your quota, and the application and recruitment process is simple.
Some people are worried that Coupang Flexer's position will be lost, but there are many experts saying that this should be tilted. As of September this year, the delivery volume has soared due to holiday specialties, and as the Corona 19 situation is prolonged, the volume of parcel delivery will continue to increase. In fact, as of the first day of the social distance phase 2.5 was implemented, major online malls such as Coupang and Market Curly had to cope with the explosive increase in orders, including the exhaustion of product inventories.
It is undeniable that the courier industry is booming and contributing to the creation of related workforce jobs. However, as non-face-to-face consumption is activated, the delivery industry should pay attention to quarantine and safety. Recently, a large number of people were confirmed at the Coupang Flex and the logistics center, so it was closed. Coupang said it will invest 500 billion won a year to prevent Corona 19.