Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral parcel delivery service, Sendle is expanding its Melbourne international pick-up service in response to growing demand from small businesses.

Sendle has added 74 more suburbs to its pick-up zone for international deliveries from Point Cook to Gisborne and out to Dandenong South, increasing its coverage by 25% with more than 344 postcodes now in the pick-up zone.

Small business owners who work and live in these suburbs can now send parcels to more than 226 countries with Sendle’s delivery service for 20% less than parcel post. Sendle’s overseas deliveries more than doubled last year and according to CEO and co-founder, James Chin Moody, demand for simple, reliable and affordable international shipping is greater than ever.

“Melbourne has been the ecommerce engine driver during COVID-19 and we’ve witnessed our customers shipping at record levels. They’ve also been sending more goods overseas. Expanding our international pick-up zone will help even more small businesses ship their products internationally and keep growing online,” he said.

With current international travel restrictions, there has been a surge in demand for Australian made products. In a recent Sendle survey, more than two-thirds (67%) of small businesses said they are now selling locally made products.

“With so many businesses expanding online and selling beyond Australia’s borders, having a door-to-door international pick-up service is critical. Whether you’re sending designer Melbourne mugs to customers in New Zealand or Australian made gifts to relatives in the US, Sendle can now help more Australians do this,” Chin Moody added.