Sendle challenges Australia Post monopoly

Australia based carbon-neutral courier company Sendle has announced it is to extend its parcel drop-off network using logistics company Hubbed. According to Sendle this will mean that it has more drop-off points than there are Australia Post post offices by 2020.

Sendle has experienced huge uptake of its 24/7 parcel drop-off service, seeing growth of up to 204% per month in the six months after its launch.

The new Sendle network uses BP service stations, newsagents and pharmacies across the country. The company’s data shows that the 10 suburbs that have the greatest uptake of the drop-off service also have between one and one and four existing Australia Post establishments in the very same suburb.

CEO and Co-founder of Sendle, James Chin Moody, says:  “This data is further proof that the days of Australia Post’s monopoly are over. Modern business owners must be able to choose when and how they ship to their customers.”

“It doesn’t hurt that we are up to 72% cheaper as well.” said Chin Moody.

Demand for the parcel service has been so great that new locations have been rapidly added, with almost 600 locations now available across Australia, growing to over 1000 in the next few months.

“The tide is turning on Post. Sendle has created genuine competition with a service that provides flexible and convenient delivery options for time-poor business owners. The early response to the drop off network proves that business owners want convenient 27/7 drop off and that the 200 year old postal network is becoming increasingly redundant.

“Whether they are mumpreneurs, young professionals with a side-hustle, or a full time e-commerce operator, small businesses are the engine room of the Australian economy and deserve services that empower them to thrive,” James continued.

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