Driver App Feature Release: Future Jobs We know that one of the best things about working for yourself as a Sherpa driver is the autonomy of delivering when, and how you want. But wouldn’t it be even better if you could plan your day ahead? Knowing that when you’re ready to get started there’ll be […]
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 […]
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 […]
How To Get the Wind In Your Sales
A 10-Step Guide to Navigating the SMB High Seas! With the dust well and truly settled on our ‘Best Carrier’ nod at this years NORA awards, the ship that is our 2019 is sailing sturdily towards the horizon. We’ve been reflecting on our first 5 years in the industry, and the voyage we took to get […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sherpa – Who are we and what do we do?
Sherpa has finally released our first instalment for Sherpa TV. Take a view into Sherpa world in this short Video.
Brewquets & Sherpa: the perfect pair to bring happiness
Meet Brewquet, the Sydney beer gift delivery service that has changed our lives. For just $35 including Sherpa as the delivery service, this company will ship three craft beers wrapped in tissue paper and a hessian bag and adorned with a handwritten note. Do you want to know more about them and how we work together? Have a look […]
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’s first workshop: How to grow your business
By Solenne Colcombet Excitement was taking over the team on Wednesday late afternoon as we were all cleaning up, packing gifts bags and displaying drinks & nibbles! What was happening @Sherpa’s office? A visit from llamas from Nepal? New candidates to join our team? Even better! We were hosting our 1st workshop in our […]
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 […]
By Naveen Kariyawasam After years living frugally as a student – carefully rationing my fortnightly youth allowance payment on rent, mi goreng and Passion Pop. I hoped my graduate job on a six figure income at Rio Tinto as a Mining Engineer was the answer to upgrading from trashy instant mi goreng to delectable ramen… […]
On-demand economy: Power to the workers?
Uber opened the way to the on-demand habits: ‘You wanted to get somewhere quickly, but had not planned it ahead nor have cash in the pocket? »No worries » (Aussie habit since I am in Sydney now!) Uber is here to fix it and even better, will provide great service thanks to its drivers! Now, in Australia, […]
Valentine’s Day: Run out of ideas?
Valentine’s day is just around the corner and you only have a few days left to prepare and make this day special! Sometimes it can be hard to pick the right gift for your other half but what really matters is if it comes from the heart. Seriously, there is definitely a way to do […]
The On-Demand economy in Australia – Infographic
In the last 12 months, Australia has developed its own noteworthy on-demand industry. When we kicked off earlier this year, we honestly had no idea how much the on-demand space would explode overnight. We were aware of comparable businesses in the US but it seemed as though everyone woke up one morning and decided […]
Why Australian businesses need On-Demand delivery
Australian businesses have done a good job at shifting their habits towards the digital sphere however a lot of businesses still haven’t fully grasped the new opportunities that on-demand delivery provides. Delivery feels like it has always been a necessary evil for businesses; it is rarely seen as an opportunity to improve customer experience or […]
How to acquire new customers & market your small business
As one of the Sherpa co-founders, I speak to SMEs everyday but also as a sales & marketing professional who has worked with SMEs for over 12 years, I’ve realised they all face the same challenges: to acquire new customers and market their business. The journey appears to unfold in a similar way for most; […]