Primetime Logistics, a company that provides delivery services for Amazon to residences and businesses across southern New Jersey, has quickly become the fastest growing Amazon Delivery Service Partner (DSP) in the state.
“Since we opened our doors in August 2019 after being selected to be an Amazon DSP, we’ve grown from five to over 100 employees,” says Albert Jacobs, CEO of Primetime Logistics, who was selected as the winner of Amazon’s Best Peak DSP award for his location in Amazon’s Bellmawr warehouse. “We’re running 45 routes per day and we’re delivering close to 50,000 packages a week. This explosive growth has been exciting, and our success continues to build thanks to the energy, talent, and enthusiasm of our incredible team.”
Jacobs attributes his company’s rapid expansion to his participation in the Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative (EPI), which is an education program that’s offered by the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers Business School in Newark. EPI is a nine-month program for first generation business owners that offers a blend of monthly classes, one-on-one counseling, financial guidance, peer coaching, and networking.
“EPI really laid the groundwork for me to be able to confidently develop and execute the opportunity with Amazon,” says Jacobs, who is also Owner/Founder of Bright Beginnings Child Care Center, which was recognized as the 2019 Best Daycare and Learning Center by the Burlington County Times. “The support, direction, and practical business knowledge that I received was invaluable, and it absolutely positioned me to strategically navigate the day-to-day responsibilities of running Primetime Logistics.”
Marcela Andrea Zuchovicki, who is the owner of consulting firm Jalima & Associates and is an instructor in the EPI program, provided additional business services to Jacobs.
“I worked with Albert in the areas of operations, marketing, financial literacy, and overall business coaching,” says Zuchovicki, whose work has garnered numerous leadership, mentorship, and entrepreneurship awards. “His experience in EPI gave him a superb foundation that led to his current success with his two businesses, and he’ll be able to use what he learned in all of his future endeavors.”