According to Sendle chief executive and co-founder James Chin Moody, the “ground-breaking” move means small businesses in Australia will soon enjoy door-to-door delivery with Sendle managing domestic pick-ups in Australia and DHL eCommerce providing access to more than 220 countries and territories in DHL’s network worldwide.
“From day one, our mission has been to unlock the power of big business delivery infrastructure for millions of small businesses. Our agreement with DHL eCommerce, a true world leader in logistics, is a major step forward in levelling the playing field in Australia,” Chin Moody says.
“By doing so, we aim to help more small businesses expand globally and thrive in the Amazon age. With this international parcel delivery service, our customers will be able to ship internationally within a few clicks and pay for it online – it has never been so simple.”
The company claims revenue has grown 20% month-on-month and it recently announced integration with major e-commerce players Neto, Xero, Shipstation and Shopify.
Charles Brewer, chief executive, DHL eCommerce, says delivery performance is a critical success factor for any e-commerce business and “an extremely crucial part of the consumer’s shopping experience”.
“Australian SMEs are winners in this partnership as we combine DHL’s global expertise and reach with Sendle’s deep knowledge of small businesses to create simple and affordable solutions for international parcel delivery.”
Chin Moody said with the partnership with DHL now signed, he expected Sendle’s international shipping service to be available to selected Sydney customers in time for Christmas deliveries and to roll out nationwide in 2018.
And, Chin Moody says, in anticipation of “enormous demand”, Sendle is inviting small businesses to register to be part of a pilot programme.
For more information and to register interest in the pilot programme click here.