Sendle begins US-wide operations

Aiming specifically at US small and medium enterprises, Australian carbon neutral delivery company Sendle has announced it has started operating across the whole of the United States ahead of the coming peak season.

Sendle co-founder & CEO James Chin Moody said: “We launched Sendle five years ago to give small businesses a real alternative, offering carbon neutral door-to-door delivery at affordable national flat rates. By unlocking the power of big business logistics — convenience and affordability — for those at the smaller end of town we’ve been supporting the small businesses that are the backbone of the Australian economy.”

“In that time, we’ve come to realise that the challenges of small business parcel delivery are pretty universal, which is why we are expanding to the US, where small businesses are under pressure to meet rising consumer expectations but struggle to compete with larger players who can absorb higher shipping costs. Similarly to Australia, our goal is to help small businesses thrive by making shipping simple, reliable and affordable.”

“Sendle has seen 12 months of record growth and product innovation in Australia and we’re proud to be rounding out the year with our expansion into the US. While we’re incredibly excited to be able to introduce our technology and service to American small businesses, Australia continues to be our heartland and our investment and focus on simplifying and democratising shipping for Australian small businesses remains unchanged,” continued Chin Moody.

Every parcel sent through the Sendle network will be carbon off-set, allowing small business customers to offer carbon-neutral shipping. Its compostable packaging developed in Australia will also be used.

“While we recognise there’s massive change needed in the shipping and logistics industry to achieve true carbon neutrality, waiting until 2040 to create real change is waiting too long. We have created a shipping network that meets the needs of small businesses and addresses the impact that shipping has on climate change today,” added Chin Moody.

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