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Sendle, eBay team up on delivery service for sellers

Sendle has sealed a deal with eBay which provides for Australian sellers to link their eBay accounts direct to Sendle’s courier and delivery platform.

Sendle claims the partnership gives sellers a more convenient and cost-effective way to send parcels to their customers.

Starting from Wednesday, sellers can link their eBay accounts directly with Sendle to instantly create shipping labels and receive access to what Sendle says are low, flat rate pricing throughout Australia, and with door-to-door service that includes free pick-up at prices, it claims, are significantly cheaper than the post office.

Additionally, eBay sellers now have access to free Sendle Premium, normally valued at $10 per month, providing what Sendle says is an extra $1 off standard pricing and allowing merchants to ship 500g satchels for $6.95.

James Chin Moody, co-founder and chief executive of Sendle, says the tie-up with eBay is targeted at small and medium-sized businesses, and  the partnership offers eBay sellers in Australia a “superior eCommerce experience saving them time and money and the perils of lock-in contracts”.

Sendle announced that to launch the partnership it has created an opportunity for eBay sellers to ship an item free, giving away 25,000 deliveries to the eBay seller community, gratis.

According to Chin, Sendle’s integration with eBay marks another milestone for the company, following a year of high profile eCommerce partnerships including tie-ups with Neto, Shopify, Etsy, Hard to Find and Carousell.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with eBay, Australia’s largest online marketplace, to make it easier for eBay sellers to get items to their customers. ‘Sendle for eBay’ is levelling the playing field for small and medium-sized eBay sellers giving them a new shipping option that is simple, reliable and affordable.

“With a deep understanding of eBay seller needs and working together with eBay, we are focussed on eliminating frustrating pain points for both buyers and sellers, making the delivery process seamless".

Amrita Blickstead, director, small business & shipping, eBay Australia & New Zealand, said: “We hear from our sellers that shipping can be one of the biggest pain points in running a business. The integration with Sendle is designed to remove some of this friction, and will allow our 40,000 small to medium sellers to be more efficient and sell instantly without being locked into a contract or a minimum spend."

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).