Goodbye plastic. Hello compostable satchels

Want to save the planet? Just hit Sendel

With online deliveries zooming around the globe at a rate of thousands of parcels a minute, anything we can do to reduce environmental impact (while also reducing our daily logistics task-list) is a good thing.

This is one of the reasons Inck has recently switched to using Sendel as our parcel sending provider. An innovative disrupter, Sendel is making the world a better place for two reasons:

  1. This ain’t no snail mail

The founders of this award-winning company realised the average small business spends 40 per cent of their time on admin and logistics. Adding to this is hours spent waiting at the post office and on the phone trying to track down the whereabouts of goods in transit (we have soooo been there).

Using a combination of technology and good old-fashioned customer service, Sendel has its eye on resolving common pain points for goods providers. The team has done this by reducing cost, improving reliability and increasing the communication involved with sending parcels.

The result is a more robust, flexible parcel delivery service, which charges a low flat rate, allows suppliers to book in seconds and keeps customers in the loop. Sendel is powered by real people who are happy to help, which is probably why so much of its business comes through word of mouth (just look at us singing its praises without collecting a spruiker’s fee).

2. They’re planet friendly

As well as being completely carbon neutral, in September 2018, Sendel launched a trial of 100 per cent compostable and biodegradable postage satchels. These ‘green’ satchels are:

  • Waterproof
  • A little stretchy
  • Tough and durable
  • Tear resistant
  • Write-able
  • Print-able
  • Stick-able
  • Edible (for worms, you probably wouldn’t want to tuck into it at lunchtime)

The satchels look and feel a bit like plastic, but they’re made from 100% biodegradable and compostable materials. The idea is your customer can compost their packaging at home, where it will start to break down over 90 days. They don’t last forever so the company recommends storing them out of the sun for their 9-month shelf life.

The trial period has now ended and we’re waiting to see if Sendel is set to change more than just the parcel-sending industry. From where we sit, this makes perfect sense as a way to keep single-use plastics out of landfill.

Want to know more about Sendel’s fast, flexible post alternative and mega-green vision for the future? Visit them online.

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