Courier service Sendle has raised $20 million in a Series B round led by Federation, with participation from Full Circle Venture Capital, Rampersand, and Giant Leap Fund.
Sydney-founded crowdsourced courier startup Go People, born in 2014 as People Post, has raised $3 million in funding as it looks to grow further in the increasingly-crowded delivery startup space.
Sydney startup Zipmate relieves the disappointment of missed deliveries through its on-demand service
Ziip is looking to relieve that particular brand of disappointment that comes with missing deliveries. Cofounders Naby Mariyam and Hyacinthe Hamon saw that the logistic services of Australian delivery companies were substandard and have yet to keep up with the demands of online shoppers and decided to create a solution.
On-demand courier startup Zoom2u has announced a new partnership with bus service Greyhound Australia that will allow it to provide customers with a cheap next day delivery option around Australia.
Startups like Zoom2u and Sendle will see massive growth this year as ecommerce sector looks to break the $2 trillion mark
There will be two distinct services that ecommerce startups will be seeking when partnering with couriers this year, enhanced tracking features and the cheapest / flat rates for scalability purposes. Both Zoom2u and Sendle are in prime position to claim a large chunk of the market and convert unhappy clients away from more traditional courier methods.
In ancient times, foot messengers ran miles to deliver messages. And then there were homing pigeons and horseback riders. Today, not only is a short drive inconvenient, we’re also impatient about delivery timeframes – especially when compared to the instant nature of information exchange. This is the basis of a recently launched Sydney-based startup Sherpa, founded by Frenchmen Mathieu Cornillon and Bastien Vetault who migrated to Australia four and six years ago, respectively.