SingPost partners Shippit to fuel SME growth

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Logistics technology company Shippit has announced a new partnership with Singapore Post (SingPost), Singapore’s leading homegrown e-Commerce courier. The deal allows Shippit to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to scale by providing them with instant access to more delivery options — including packages to be delivered directly to Pick Own Parcel Station (POPStations) and letterboxes — a service typically reserved for larger companies.

As part of the deal, Shippit will also offer SingPost’s Speedpost Express Service to SMEs, alongside discounted, pre-negotiated rates for next day and economy delivery services.

SMEs on the Shippit platform will now be able to also offer end customers parcel collection at any time by tapping into the island wide POPStation network that SingPost currently operates.

This brings added convenience to end customers, since parcels can be deposited directly at their closest available POPStation for pickup, without the need to wait for delivery at home.

These SingPost services are integrated directly into Shippit’s existing online platform, which enables SMEs to access data-driven delivery insights that can be used to optimise shipping costs and share better customer experiences.

SMEs also get access to pre-negotiated, delivery SingPost rates on the platform, enabling them to tap into SingPost’s large delivery network and fleet, at a lower cost.

Lavneesh Arora, Director of Market Development at Shippit, said: “Shippit aims to disrupt the way legacy logistics firms operate. We are always looking for great partnerships to expand our capabilities and give clients a competitive edge.

“Through the latest partnership with Singapore’s largest and most prominent logistics company, SMEs can use Shippit to get direct access to SingPost’s premium, enterprise-grade delivery services at a fraction of the cost.”

Shippit’s intelligent tracking system benefits both senders and receivers through proactive delay avoidance technology and accurate delivery estimates — SMEs will know exactly where the parcel is, ensure delivery issues are resolved before customers find out and can also send branded push emails and SMSes to keep their customers informed.

On the receiver’s end, one-link tracking and smart notifications are automated, so customers can easily track their shipment, get real-time updates and access delivery support directly from the track page.

This partnership follows the startup’s recent expansion announced earlier this month, with Singapore being used as a launchpad into other Southeast Asian markets.