Australian delivery startup Sendle has struck up a partnership with Etsy, offering sellers on the online craft marketplace cheaper rates for shipping their items to customers. According to Sendle, this is a sign of its commitment to serve small businesses. Here are the details.
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As of this week, Sendle will be arming every Etsy seller in Australia with a premium account that offers cheaper rates for sending items nationally. Pricing for sending item through a premium account can be found on Sendle's website. Sellers will also get $1 off every delivery for the next 12 months.
According to a recent Etsy survey, 66 per cent of sellers consider their Etsy stores to be proper businesses, not just a hobby shop that they run on the side. Cheaper door-to-door delivery rates will be welcome news for these sellers.
"Etsy sellers are inherently busy people, many of them juggling family responsibilities and work with running their creative business," Etsy managing director for Australia and Asia Helen Souness said. "We know that for every hour they spend making and designing, they spend almost another hour on administration tasks for their Etsy shop, including managing shipping and postage.
“We’re always looking for ways to make running an Etsy shop easier for our sellers and enable them to spend more time doing what they love - creating - which is why we’re so excited Sendle is making this offer available to our creative community."
If you're an Etsy seller, you can sign up for the free Sendle Premium service here.