PARTNERING WITH EBAY MEANS SENDLE IS A ‘VERY LEGITIMATE’ AUSTRALIA POST COMPETITOR, SAYS CEO

Sydney-based Parcel delivery startup Sendle has partnered with Ebay Australia to provide the ecommerce heavyweight’s 40,000 small to medium sellers with convenient, cost-effective logistics solutions. 

According to James Chin Moody, co-founder and CEO of Sendle, sellers that integrate their eBay accounts directly with Sendle gain free access to Sendle Premium and are able to instantly create shipping labels and receive access to low, flat rate pricing throughout Australia, with door-to-door service inclusive of free pickup.

Moody told Dynamic Business that partnering with the leading ecommerce marketplace helps position Sendle, which launched in 2014, as “a very legitimate competitor” to Australia Post in the small business and small seller space.

“The partnership with eBay means we can offer our services to a part of the market that, I believe, has had very little choice in the past,” he explained. “The three core elements of ecommerce are browsing, buying and shipping. eBay has made it really easy to browse and buy but shipping has been a pain point for the small end of town. Sellers are having to line up at the post office with parcels and contend with complicated rates and uncertain levels of service. We’re taking away these pain points with door-to-door delivery and rates that are cheaper than having to line up at the post office. So, it’s not just about saving money, it’s about saving time – this is a non-renewable, ever-more-valuable resource, particularly if you’re trying to build a small business or make some money by selling online.” Read more

James Harkness – Dynamic Business – 7 Sep 2017