Sendle: The more small businesses that ship with us, the more efficiencies we get to share with our customers.
Australian shipping service for small businesses Sendle has launched a new savings program that will offer Australia’s one million small e-commerce businesses greater discounts and benefits to help manage rising costs.
The new program called Ship & Save is designed to reduce pricing complexity and offer dynamic discounts for small businesses on comparable MyPost Business savings bands. Using Sendle’s Ship & Save program, small businesses can access discounts over 50% at Sendle’s Level 6 compared to Australia Post maximum discount of 40% at Band 5 (for $2,000 or more in the last four weeks or over $20,000 in the last 12 months).
Through Sendle’s Ship & Save program, small businesses are set to save 18% on average for the same city and national parcels compared to Australia Post. This equates to $2 on average per parcel, which will make a difference for ecommerce small businesses in the face of high inflation and rising interest rates.
Sendle Managing Director of Australia Laura Hill said that small businesses will be the hardest hit by recent parcel price hikes and that Sendle’s Ship & Save program couldn’t come at a more important time.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy generating 70% of GDP and employing almost three quarters of the workforce, but they are systematically under-served, under-represented and over-charged when it comes to shipping. That’s because the market is controlled by Australia Post, a functional monopoly supported by the government and funded by Australian taxpayers,” said Hill.
“Australia Post has been dictating prices and fixing terms for decades because small businesses haven’t had a choice. But now they do. Thousands of small businesses rely on Sendle to ship to their customers. The more small businesses that ship with us, the more efficiencies we get to share with our customers. Now we have a program that also recognises and rewards each of those businesses with significant discounts.”