Change: An obstacle, or an opportunity?

‘Denying change is denying reality. Fearing change is fearing reality and the inevitable impact it will have on a company or an individual’. Famous words said in November 2019 by the Ex-Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a technology innovations and investment seminar. Was it prophetic? Or is the appetite for change already genetically encoded […]

The convergence of Bricks and Mortar, e-comm & the 2-Hour home delivery was Blue Sky retail – it just happened!

So why, even amidst a global pandemic wreaking havoc on well-established retail businesses, haven’t retailers pulled out all stops to revisit the questions ‘What business are we really in?’, and ‘How can we adapt to the new paradigm of empty malls, closed stores and very vacant sidewalks?’.

For Convenience, it’s Evolution, not Revolution!

Responding to the new retail customer expectations on fulfilment. 10 years ago ordering a book online and receiving it in the mail a week later was revolutionary. At the time, this state of the art retail experience was seen as way ahead of the curve. Yet for traditional bookstores, no warning bells were sounded and […]

Staff Spotlight ft. Tech Team Lead, Daniel

We’ve been busy. With Covid-19 turning Australian retail on its head, we’ve had to learn, grow and adapt just like any other business. A large part of that has been the introduction of new team members. Today, we catch up with our new Technical Team Leader, Daniel Yazbek. Dan joined us at the start of […]

Another Mother’s Day has Come & Gone Away.

Though mums will have to sit tight for another year before getting the recognition they truly deserve, we’re still hanging on just a little bit in their honour. Some will say we’re living in the past. To them we say this; it was 5 days ago. Besides, Sunday was a special day. We saw a […]

Last Mile, First Responder. The Role of the Gig Economy in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Foot to the floor. That’s how we hit 2020 here at Sherpa. Steaming through our sixth year in business with a full tank of petrol and the windows down. But just a little further down the road, we’d take a detour that would make history.  COVID-19. It even sounds like an exit you’d take somewhere […]

Inside Inside Retail Live! A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Future of Retail.

Having recently returned from Inside Retail Live 2020, we’ve been reflecting on what we learned, the people we met and the things we saw.  As a service provider to retailers, we thought we would do what we do best and provide more service, specifically to all those of you who weren’t at the expo.  So […]

Love Comes in Many Shapes & Sizes – Check Out the Most-Delivered Items on Valentine’s Day 2020

It’s no secret that love comes in many shapes and sizes. Here at Sherpa, we are reminded of this every Valentine’s Day. We’re no strangers to delivering special items to loved ones, but on the 14th of February every year we see all the different ways to say those three special words. Or more specifically, […]

Zip Zap! Introducing our New Plug-&-Play Shopify Integration

Sparks are well and truly flying here at Sherpa. We’re doubling down on the flexibility we offer to Australian merchants with the launch of our latest product integration, powered by Zapiet. With consumer demand leading to huge growth in the last-mile delivery market, the accessibility current is running strong, with MarketWatch projecting that globally the […]

Valentines-Day – A florists most important day of the year

Valentine’s Day is an important day in pop culture; a day when people across the world express their love through giving flowers and gifts. Commercially V-Day (as it is affectionately known amongst the floral community) is great for business as romantics will spend about $1 Billion this year on gifts for their loved ones. This […]

Business Chat with GlamCorner CEO, Dean Jones

Tell us about your business GlamCorner is Australia’s leading online designer fashion rental business. Our mission is to be every Australian woman’s endless online wardrobe and remove the need for those “I have nothing to wear!” moments that happen for all those occasions throughout the year. GlamCorner‘s customers can rent designer dresses, playsuits, jumpsuits and […]

Top business tips for the holiday season

The holiday season is fast approaching, while this usually means a serious increase in business activity, it is absolutely crucial that you make sure you are set up for success. See our tips on how to make the most out of this holiday season: Assess demand and plan accordingly  Take a look at what your […]

Merchant Independence – What retailers need to do to be competitive

Many of you may have seen the reports of late announcing that Amazon finally plans to launch in Australia by September 2017 (1). Since Australians already spend over $500M through Amazon I’m sure this is a welcome announcement for online buyers. However, retailers might not be quite as excited, especially those that are vulnerable through […]

Sherpa Business Workshop – Chuck Norris the S*** out of Social Media

Thursday 18th August We couldn’t stay away from you for too long, so we’re organising our SECOND Business workshop focused on Social Media Marketing for your business. What is this Workshop about? Social Media marketing and how each social platform works – Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Youtube. Customers are predictably irrational and working that to […]

Business Inspiration with Bianca Kristallis from Pamper Hamper Gifts

Tell us about your business Pamper Hamper Gifts is an Online Luxury Gift Hamper Company delivering Australia wide. Our e-commerce site enables consumers to purchase gift hampers for any occasion such as birthdays, thank you’s, weddings, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas and many more. The company began in 2004 and has taken the gift […]

The dying art of communication

Communication has never been so prevalent, over the past decades, humans have invented more and more advanced ways for people to exchange and communicate with each other all around the world. From telephones, to email, text messaging, video conferencing, social media, FaceTime, ChatRoulette… Who knows what will come next? Holograms? Maybe we’re just a couple […]

How to be a great flower delivery expert

By Adelaide Villemain Flowers are always very delicate to carry. If you accept a flower delivery, here are some helpful tips on how to get it right every time. What do you need? You essentially need a box or a crate, some pillows and just follow the next steps! Step 1 Place the bouquets in […]

Sherpas Silicon Valley Road Show: What I learnt and what other startups need to know.

As Sherpa nears the end of its first year in business we have completed near 50k in deliveries expanded to six cities, learnt what we are good at delivering and what we are not good at delivering. We understand the market better and what opportunities exist so we have a much clearer vision on our […]

Sherpa releases new Same Day & 4 hour delivery services

Sherpa launched in 2015 with a disruptive 2 hour guaranteed service. Since then we have grown to service 6 cities and thousands of customers all the while completing over 40 thousand deliveries.   Today we released the first of a series of additional services and products that Sherpa has planned over 2016. Same day delivery […]

The future of on-demand: Where are we going, and are we getting a Lyft?

Re-post from Techcrunch. Posted the 2nd of March of 2016 by Ash Rust: http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/01/the-future-of-on-demand-where-are-we-going-and-are-we-getting-a-lyft/ If the on-demand economy was a young pup in the late 2000s, then it has since evolved into a much more sophisticated animal: strong, resilient and capable of adapting to its environment. This movement was bred from the human desire for immediacy. Agile startups evolved […]

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