Sendle has said it will offer more parcel drop off points than there are Post offices in Australia by 2020.
The announcement by Sendle follows strong uptake of its 24/7 parcel drop-off service, which has increased up to 204% a month, in the six months since launch.
Together with Hubbed, the service has created 24/7 parcel drop-off and collection points across hundreds of BP service stations, newsagents and pharmacies within Australia.
The extended parcel drop off network will include locations that are more convenient than Post and operate 24/7. New research has revealed that the 10 suburbs with the greatest uptake of the dropoff service, also have between one and four existing Australia Post establishments in the very same suburb.
CEO and Co-founder of Sendle, James Chin Moody, says: “This data is further proof that the days of Australia Post’s monopoly are over. Modern business owners must be able to choose when and how they ship to their customers.”
“It doesn’t hurt that we are up to 72% cheaper as well.” said Chin Moody.
Demand for the parcel service has been so great that new locations have been rapidly added, with almost 600 locations now available across Australia, growing to over 1000 in the next few months.
“The tide is turning on Post. Sendle has created genuine competition with a service that provides flexible and convenient delivery options for time-poor business owners. The early response to the drop off network proves that business owners want convenient 27/7 drop off and that the 200 year old postal network is becoming increasingly redundant.
“Whether they are mumpreneurs, young professionals with a side-hustle, or a full time e-commerce operator, small businesses are the engine room of the Australian economy and deserve services that empower them to thrive,” James continued.