SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sendle, the 100% carbon neutral shipping service designed for small businesses, has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Dennis Oates as Chief Logistics Officer, and Ned Sizer as Chief Financial Officer, both of whom recently joined the company. The expansion follows a year of record growth for Sendle, as demand for eCommerce shipping surges around the world.
Oates brings with him 25 years of experience in the shipping and logistics space, including a 16-year tenure with FedEx, and five years with Amazon where he made bold improvements to Amazon’s logistics operations around the world. His leadership will be critical as Sendle continues to build out and strengthen a national delivery network designed specifically for small eCommerce businesses.
Sizer joins the company from Turo, the world’s largest car sharing marketplace. Sizer brings more than 20 years of senior financial leadership to Sendle, where his expertise will help evolve the company’s financial operations strategy with a focus on growth and deepening its commitment to being a purpose-led business that prioritizes people and the planet.
“Expanding our leadership team at this critical time reinforces our commitment to scale fast, strategically, and in line with our core mission and values,” said James Chin Moody, CEO and co-founder of Sendle. “We are proud to welcome both Ned and Dennis, and they’ve already shown during their short time with the company that their expertise will be incredibly valuable as we usher in a new era of shipping for small business.”
Next phase of growth, as eCommerce surges to new heights
The appointments position Sendle for its next phase of growth. Sendle saw small business shipping grow 65% globally in 2020 - the year COVID-19 accelerated the shift to eCommerce by roughly five years. According to eMarketer, more than 150 million people shopped online for the first time during the pandemic, driving a surge in demand for shipping and as experts predict, a permanent change in consumer behaviour that will shape the eCommerce landscape far into the future.
“The eCommerce opportunity is exploding right now, but small businesses need help in order to compete against big-box retailers,” said Moody. “Affordable, reliable shipping is a key factor in whether or not you make it as an online seller. Sendle exists to level the playing field so small businesses can finally access the same shipping infrastructure and pricing as the big guys, but in a simple and streamlined way.”
Founded in Australia in 2014, and launched in the U.S. in 2019, Sendle has reshaped package delivery for thousands of small businesses with shipping that’s simple, reliable, affordable and seamlessly integrated with the leading eCommerce platforms.
Sendle is the first shipping carrier in the United States specifically designed to serve the needs of small businesses in the eCommerce space. Sendle levels the playing field for small businesses by offering affordable, flat-rate shipping across the US, with no hidden fees, subscriptions, or warehousing required. Sendle is the first 100% carbon neutral shipping carrier in the US and is a certified B-Corporation. The company was founded in Australia in 2014 by CEO James Chin Moody, and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and Seattle, Washington.