Covid 19 New Delivery Conditions
SENDLE NEWS | 3 MIN READApril 10, 2020Coronavirus updateby Sendle TeamAs an essential service, Sendle is open for business.At Sendle we are working harder than ever to deliver parcels for our small business customers across the United States and Australia during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns.
We are 100% committed to helping your business stay open and operational during these extraordinary times, and we want you to know that your safety and that of our delivery drivers is a top priority.
As an essential service we are following the guidelines of governments and health authorities around the world, so if you are self isolating at home or practising social distancing, you can have peace of mind with our contactless delivery for both parcel pick up and drop offs.
With our contactless delivery, you, the customer, and the delivery driver won’t need to come into contact, touch a pen or a scanning device.
Our delivery drivers are practising strict hygiene measures, including social distancing to make sure shipments get to their destinations safely and help flatten the curve. Drivers are encouraged to keep their distance.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the risk of catching the virus from a parcel that has been through the postal delivery system (or handled and exposed to different conditions and temperatures) is low. We recommend people take precautions when receiving a shipment e.g. quickly disposing of the packaging and washing your hands.
To keep small businesses, your customers and our delivery drivers COVID-19 free, we ask that everyone practices social distancing and good hygiene. That includes:
Not shaking hands or touching othersStaying 2 metres (6 1/2 feet) away from other peopleWashing hands with soap and water for 20 secondsUsing a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezingDisposing of tissues in a rubbish or trash bin
As countries around the world go into lockdown, you might be contemplating moving your business online. The majority of Sendle customers are running their businesses online and we cater to their specific eCommerce delivery needs.
COVID-19 is unpredictable but our entire team here at Sendle is committed to doing all we can to keep our small business customers safe and thriving. We will keep you updated as changes arise and we thank you for your patience at this time.
For customers in AU:As an ‘essential service,’ Sendle is fully operational - picking up and delivering parcels to all states and territories in Australia.Sendle's ‘pickup’ service is a safe option if you are self isolating at home or social distancing. Make sure your parcel is left in a safe place as per your pickup instructions.‘Signature on Delivery’ has been changed to ‘Authority to Leave’ to eliminate person to person contact. Our delivery drivers will leave a parcel at their discretion in a designated safe place.