Sendle today announced it is integrating Etsy into its dashboard as the popular small business courier service and online marketplace experience increased volumes under COVID-19.

Etsy sellers will now be able to connect their online shops with a Sendle dashboard to more easily print labels and ship their orders through Sendle, a carbon neutral parcel delivery service founded in 2014 and popular with small businesses. 

The partnership follows a similar integration with popular ecommerce platform Shopify released in May.

Sendle says ecommerce has skyrocketed as a result of the pandemic, with its parcel volumes up 80 per cent since the busy Christmas period last year, and sellers are under pressure to pivot to the online model. A survey of Sendle customers showed a 55 per cent increase in demand for locally made products during COVID-19.

“With so many small business retailers making the transition from bricks to clicks, we have developed a streamlined shipping experience for Australian Etsy sellers,” said Sendle co-founder and CEO James Chin Moody (pictured above). 

“Our integration is designed to function seamlessly with your Etsy shop, giving sellers access to door-to-door delivery that is simple, affordable and reliable, during an unprecedented ecommerce boom.” 

Sendle is popular with small businesses and the courier platform says 43 per cent of its customers run their online business as a side hustle, making any time saved particularly important.

Alison Amsterdam is a Melbourne based Etsy seller who has pivoted from selling vintage clothing to facemasks. She says the online platforms have been a big help as orders increased. 

“I run my store on Etsy because it’s a great, user-friendly and effective way to sell products. Sendle is the most cost-effective and reliable way of sending my orders to my customers. Both these platforms have made my selling experience a lot more manageable and enjoyable,” Amsterdam said.

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