Sendle switches on international shipping
Sendle has this week launched a new international shipping service, which allows businesses in Sydney to ship to 220 countries and territories around the world at prices that are typically 20 per cent cheaper than traditional post.
The courier service has made a name for itself in Australia by offering national door-to-door delivery service for small businesses in Australia, claiming to save them time and money compared to shipping through the post office.
This marks the courier’s first step into international delivery following the announcement of its partnership with global carrier DHL in September.
Sendle’s international shipping offer is limited to businesses within 15km of the Sydney CBD to start, with a national rollout of the service planned for 2018.
Global flat rate pricing starts at $14.95 for a 250g package. According to Sendle, businesses could send a 1kg package to the UK for $33.88 with Sendle Premium, compared to $51.72 via the post office.
“[Our] vision is to level the playing field by unlocking the power of big business logistics for those at the smaller end of town. Our new international shipping service will save small business owners time, money and a trip to the Post Office, allowing them to focus on what really matters — efficiently exporting their products and scaling their business,” Sendle co-founder and CEO James Chin Moody said.
He went on to note that the decision to support global shipping is significant, with a recent study estimating that 20 per cent of all e-commerce will be cross-border by 2022.
Small business owner Mandy Sacher, a paediatric nutritionist and a mother of two, was the first customer to send a package internationally with Sendle, using the new service to send her book, The Wholesome Child, to readers across the globe.