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Online fashion retailer The First Thread partners with Shippit to deliver local designers in three hours

- March 15, 2016 2 MIN READ

Australian startups The First Thread and have today announced a partnership deal that aims to improve the way consumers shop online. The collaboration will enable fashion platform The First Thread to deliver pieces from Australian designers directly to consumers wardrobe in a three-hour window thanks to Shippit’s courier service.


Partnering with trusted brands is giving Australian startups like Sendle an edge over would-be competitors

- October 15, 2015 2 MIN READ

Recent research by the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA) found that 85 percent of its Small Business Motoring customers regularly use parcel delivery services and that 88 percent of this group rated delivery startup Sendle’s service more appealing and competitive than other options currently available to Australian businesses.


Drone delivery startup Flirtey begins to commercialise its offering as it considers Series A funding

- May 6, 2015 7 MIN READ

Drone technology startup Flirtey was the world’s first ‘drone delivery service’ to ever launch. In 2013, the startup was met with scepticism and ridicule by a pretty large portion of the media – including the startup media and this publication. In fairness, the company, founded by Matthew Sweeny, Ahmed Haider and Tom Bass, largely existed off a working (very early) prototype and drone delivery was a very new concept at the time.