There’s a new kid on the block for sending things around Australia – sendle.com. It costs ever so slightly more than temando.com or going direct through Couriers Please by buying many satchels at a time, but it’s definitely cheaper than Australia Post. It’s also door to door.
While the driver at Couriers Please knows me and knows where to leave a satchel or parcel if I’m not home (I have an “authority to leave” with them), sendle.com is another option for one-off or infrequent freight, and has good rates if you send lots of parcels. Their website also looks easier to use than temando.com.
Lately Australia Post’s services have degraded to such an extent that it’s almost not worth using them. If a parcel or satchel is less than 500 grams and won’t fit in my mailbox (most won’t), I’m still forced to go to the post office to pick it up. Often, it’s not available at the receiving post office until the next morning because of recent Australia Post changes.
Anything over 500 grams gets delivered by the Australia Post contractors (who are lovely), but if I’m not home and it requires a signature, I’m still forced to go stand in a line at the post office. That’s not cost or time effective! Neither is standing in a line to post something, which is more expensive than having something picked up by another service.
Used to be that everything, signature required or not, was delivered to my door by Australia Post. Too much has changed, and the service is no longer a premium one, despite paying premium prices.
From the sendle.com website:
Simple flat rates help you save on sending all over Australia.
Order in seconds with no contracts, minimum orders or waiting in line.
Track your parcels, view history, save your details, custom integrations and more.
Give them a try if you’re not happy with your current service!