As small businesses contend with the highest parcel delivery costs on record, Sendle is offering a lifeline to small business with its new 500g pricing.

In July 2023, Australia Post announced it was increasing its parcel and package delivery services by up to 9.95%. With Australia Post’s 500g satchel now sitting at $10.60, Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world for domestic shipping, when comparing pricing for a 500g parcel sent within the major cities in markets like Singapore, New Zealand, the UK and the US. 

With 500g parcels representing approximately 50% of total parcel volume in Australia, Sendle has announced rewards of up to 55% off on all its shipping rates to encourage small businesses to ship and shop around. The new ranges are part of its Ship & Save program.

For the 500g parcel category, Sendle has dropped the prices of its three most popular 500g lanes (Sydney to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney and Melbourne to Brisbane) by almost $2 per parcel.

Sendle managing director for Australia, Laura Hill said, “Small businesses have grown tired of Australia Post obfuscating parcel pricing and jacking up shipping costs to offset their inefficiencies and subsidise their big business customers.

“Sendle is making it easier for small business owners to compare Sendle’s pricing with Australia Post and see the value for themselves. Choice breeds competition and competition breeds innovation. In this case, small business owners are the winners, and we are delighted to deliver for them.”