HUBBED SHAKES UP THE PARCEL DELIVERY SPACE
Written on the 5 October 2016 by Lin Evlin
HUBBED, a Sydney-based startup launched in 2013, has shaken up the longstanding ecommerce delivery space by offering an alternative approach to parcel delivery.
"What I mean by that is, you can purchase 24 hours a day, you can purchase 7 days a week online so why can't you pick up your parcels and send your parcels on exactly the same basis and that is what is unique about Hubbed and what no one else in the market is doing."
Mclean says that Hubbed's network for pick-ups and deliveries is expanding and will later this year also include petrol stations across Australia. This will take its national coverage to upwards of 1,400 newsagents and petrol stations, more than double the size of Hubbed's current network.
"The costs are really high particularly as sometimes up to 30% of people aren't home when their parcels are being delivered and there is a great amount of dissatisfaction from the consumer's perspective when they receive those failed delivery cards."
Australia's appetite for online spending has continued to flourish in recent years with research in December 2015 from Roy Morgan showing Australians spent an estimated $37.8 billion over the internet in the last financial year with around four in ten buying at least one product online during an average four-week period.