Sendle delivers thousands of face masks to meet demand
With face masks becoming mandatory in Melbourne last week, Aussie shipping service, Sendle, experienced a record breaking day of deliveries in the city after more parcels were sent from Melbourne in a single day than in all of Sendle’s history (that’s 2.65x the parcel volume that small businesses sent during the same period last year).
In the peak of this shift to online shopping, Sendle has teamed up with Aussie Pharma Direct to urgently deliver the first Aussie made P2 quality masks recommended by SafeWork Australia, as demand surges around the country.
In a single week, Sendle saw the volume of e-commerce parcels travelling within Melbourne increased by 80%, as more shoppers turned to online shopping yet again during lockdown.
As people around the country back Victorian small businesses impacted by the lockdown by purchasing online, Sendle has got behind Australian brand Aussie Pharma Direct to meet the demand for high quality P2 masks, needed by our essential workers in Victoria.
As an essential service Sendle is offering contactless delivery for both pickups and deliveries, and its drivers are wearing disposable face masks and using hand sanitiser when on duty in Victoria.
Sendle has also been delivering 100% cotton homemade face masks made by Stitch and Scribble in Queensland and Kamoddity in Victoria, along with high quality masks from Melbourne company Nwaoma Australia. All three businesses have experienced a huge spike in demand for face masks not just in Melbourne, but across the country as Aussies prepare for the second-wave of COVID-19.
James Chin Moody, Sendle CEO: “As an essential service, Sendle is honoured to be delivering much needed face masks to Melbourne during this second lockdown. We deliver for small businesses all over Australia and it’s fantastic to see some of our customers reviving local manufacturing and producing vital equipment like the Australian made P2 face mask. We’ve been delivering thousands of them to Victoria this week for our customer Aussie Pharma Direct, along with many other local businesses who are helping meet the demand.”