Australian same-day delivery provider, Sherpa, is guaranteeing same-day delivery right up until 6pm on Christmas Eve with no cut-off date for businesses that book via Sherpa.

Sherpa is forecasting growth of up to 20% on last year’s festive season bookings, as Australians’ appetite for same-day delivery shows no signs of slowing down.

“There’s no question that even the Sherpa team itself was astounded by the unprecedented demand for our service during the height of Covid but even now – with no restrictions on retail trade and lockdown-related limitations on social interaction having ended some time ago – we’re still seeing an incredible and ongoing swell in demand for same-day delivery,” Sherpa CEO, Duncan Brett said.

“Consumers today generally have a mentality that they “want it now”. Because Sherpa is synonymous with same-day delivery and we have set the timeframe bar so high, we are delivering more during key retail periods, working with more businesses and covering a wider area of the country than ever before.

“Same-day delivery is here to stay and businesses that aren’t embracing the benefits of e-commerce and same-day delivery will sadly be missing out on lucrative opportunities this Christmas shopping season.”

Sherpa has worked with more than 70,000 businesses and completed over seven million same-day deliveries. The company has the country’s largest fleet, exceeding 11,000 drivers.

“We now operate across 21 Australian cities, covering more than 75% of the population, and that has happened in less than a decade of operation,” Brett added.

“We have no set-up fees, no technology fees and no subscription fees. Our customers can simply pay per delivery and we offer one-hour, two-hour, four-hour and same-day delivery service.

“We have a range of service options including full API integration for enterprise-level large volume bookings, bulk CSV upload services for large volume bookings without tech integration, or a simple single booking process via our website or the Sherpa app.

“Testament to the strength of Sherpa’s model is the fact that our major retail partners, such as Woolworths, are giving us more volume than even last year. This time last year, their customers were forced to choose this option. Now, it has proven itself and they continue to choose same-day delivery for its value and convenience.”