Christopher Bragg's blogs

Customer Experience | 5 min read
October 26, 2022

Reclaim space and free up money by shipping made-to-order

A lot of small businesses start in people’s homes, and nobody wants to live in a packed warehouse. We talked with illustrator Elizabeth Person about shipping made-to-order ...
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Customer Stories | 11 min read
September 21, 2022

War on Waste Weekly: fighting plastic waste with eco-friendly soap

In 2017, journalist Helen Barry was shocked by what she saw in a television documentary about plastic waste. But rather than giving in to despair, she decided to fight. In ...
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Customer Stories | 11 min read
August 15, 2022

Don’t forget Dad! Father’s Day gifts for 2022, shipped sustainably

It’s almost Father’s Day in Australia, which means it’s time to buy something for the man who has everything. Or at least everything he wants. Don’t give up! Surprise him ...
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Packing & Shipping | 14 min read
August 10, 2022

Sendle Academy Week 2: How to write a killer shipping policy

You can’t have a good online shopping experience without good shipping. In fact, all the goodwill and trust built up via branding and advertising, a great storefront, and of ...
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Sustainability | 6 min read
May 9, 2022

Surprising sustainability strategies for your small business

In the business world, it’s important to operate sustainably in more than one sense of the word. Can your business continue to operate as it has been? And does your business ...
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Packing & Shipping | 5 min read
May 6, 2022

How to add indigenous place names to shipping labels

Depending where you are as you read this blog, you might already be familiar with land acknowledgements. If the term is completely unfamiliar to you, they’re statements often ...
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Packing & Shipping | 5 min read
April 27, 2022

Get minimal: reuse packaging and use as little as possible

We all know the mantra: reduce, reuse, recycle. But if we’re being honest, most of us recycle and call it a day. Reducing your use of packing materials and reusing what you ...
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Sustainability | 7 min read
April 20, 2022

5 ways to change up your shipping for a happier planet

The last few years have been an amazing time to launch a small business or side hustle. Shoppers are more willing than ever to order online, while seeking out makers and ...
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Customer Experience | 5 min read
April 19, 2022

Earth-friendly ways to revamp your online shopping habit

When you think about online shopping, convenience and speed spring to mind. You likely don’t think much about the ecological impact. While it’s true that the businesses you ...
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Sustainability | 5 min read
April 18, 2022

Ethical and sustainable Mother’s Day gifts to show her you care

Mother’s Day is less than a month away. This is your helpful reminder to find the perfect gift right now so you’re not scrambling when you remember again a few days ...
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Packing & Shipping | 5 min read
April 14, 2022

Trash into treasure: the future of sustainable packaging

We thought it would be fun to expand on our previous guide to sustainable packaging, but it was super thorough! Instead, we searched for sustainable packaging innovations to ...
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Packing & Shipping | 4 min read
April 7, 2022

Don’t toss those expired Sendle mailers! They’re still useful and fun.

Sendle's compostable mailers are an incredible product and the price is great, too. So great, you might have accidentally ordered too many. If you have some that are expired, ...
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Sustainability | 4 min read
April 4, 2022

Skip the plastic and create sustainable Easter traditions

Why not take the opportunity this year to put a fresh spin on things with new sustainable Easter traditions? Check out eco-friendly materials, reusable items, and exquisite ...
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Packing & Shipping | 3 min read
March 31, 2022

How to save time and money with saved sizes from Sendle

Getting lots of orders in your eCommerce store? That’s awesome. You know what isn’t? Entering the same information again and again. To make shipping less repetitive and more ...
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Packing & Shipping | 8 min read
March 24, 2022

How to resize cardboard boxes: 4 easy steps to resize a cardboard box and save big on packaging

Are you using a brand new box every time you ship? Did you know, as long as they’re in good condition, your boxes can be reused over and over! We’ll show you how to cut them ...
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Packing & Shipping | 4 min read
March 16, 2022

Shipping small stuff? 250g Sendle Pouch is a big deal!

We know small items make up a huge portion of shipping traffic annually, but there has never been a fair service level for them. If you ship small, get ready to catch a big ...
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Sustainability | 5 min read
March 14, 2022

3 fashion B Corps keeping your old favorites out of landfill

The electronics industry pioneered the practice of refurbishing gently-used goods and returns as an environmentally-friendly way to deal with returns and exchanges. Now the ...
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Starting an Online Store | 4 min read
March 8, 2022

Ladies who launch: resources for the next generation of women-owned businesses

Since you’re on the Sendle blog right now, there’s a good chance you’ve read a number of stories about amazing women-owned small businesses. In fact, more than half of the ...
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Small Business Marketing | 4 min read
March 4, 2022

Seller-friendly shopping frenzy: get in on the next Afterpay Day

">Black Friday’s gained popularity as a shopping event since the ‘80s, with Cyber Monday riding its coattails in the eCommerce age. If you’re looking for new opportunities ...
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Customer Stories | 3 min read
February 23, 2022

Behind the Brand: Oleu Life

The sense of smell is a powerful and curious one, closely linked to memory and emotion. Oleu Life created their product line to help people connect with their own minds and ...
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Customer Stories | 4 min read
January 28, 2022

Behind the Brand: The Honest Jones

The Honest Jones is an independent creative studio that specializes in short brand films for fellow small businesses. Co-Founder Amanda Jones ships her self-published book ...
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Thought Leaders | 6 min read
January 18, 2022

Smarter, authentic, and people-centric: 4 small business trends for 2022

With 2020 being a year of unprecedented upheaval, 2021 was when we regained our footing and adapted to the new normal. So what’s in store for 2022?
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Customer Stories | 4 min read
January 12, 2022

The secret to tasty produce from your own garden? Composting at home.

Ever thought about composting at home? Not just saving up food and yard waste for the city council to collect, but creating your own natural, nutrient-rich fertilizer to keep ...
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Customer Stories | 8 min read
January 9, 2022

Sendle’s 2021 brand campaign: Delivering for small business

While the global circumstances that drove the eCommerce boom in 2021 weren’t entirely pleasant, it’s been wonderful to see the small business community adapt and thrive. With ...
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Small Business Marketing | 6 min read
January 3, 2022

Need great eCommerce promo ideas? There’s a national day for that

With peak holiday season in the rear view mirror, January’s always a good time to plan your promotions for the year. One tried-and-true strategy? Run them around ...
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Starting an Online Store | 5 min read
December 7, 2021

What Google’s algorithm changes mean for small business

SEO and website navigation not exactly your jam? Well take a big deep breath and relax. Because we've got you covered with some dos and don'ts to help your small business ...
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Small Business Operations | 4 min read
November 28, 2021

Five fun ways to find sanity this peak season

If you’re tired of the same old self care suggestions, check out five off-beat and fun ones from Sendle to keep you sane this holiday season.
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Small Business Marketing | 4 min read
November 10, 2021

Court Gen Z and Millennials for sweet holiday success

Looking for sweet holiday success? Know who's ready to spend and how to catch them with these helpful holiday insights.
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Customer Stories | 5 min read
June 14, 2021

Brill: instant specialty coffee for a new generation of busy connoisseurs

When you hear “instant coffee” your mind probably goes to long hours at the office or the stuff you end up drinking while visiting your parents for the holidays. But, as with ...
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