Christmas cheer delivered to Sydney Children's Hospital workers

Thursday, 17 December, 2020

Christmas cheer delivered to Sydney Children's Hospital workers

Thank you gifts were delivered to frontline workers and their families at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick by a convoy of Santa’s Little Sherpas.

Santa chose on-demand courier company Sherpa to deliver the gifts, as the company guarantees reliable, same-day delivery nationally, right up to Christmas Eve.

“Frontline doctors and nurses at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick — and all hospitals — worked tirelessly and selflessly during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. We wanted to acknowledge that and help Santa out by delivering some joy and a big thank you to them,” Sherpa CEO Duncan Brett said.

While gift vouchers and toys were delivered to the hospital workers, Sherpa can deliver anything in as little as one hour via the Sherpa app.

“We stand ready to step in to ensure no-one is disappointed this Christmas, particularly now that traditional courier companies have much earlier cut-off dates,” Brett added.

Retailers big and small have been using Sherpa to fulfil their Christmas orders, with the company seeing an increase of 200% on last year’s deliveries.

During the COVID-19 crisis, when there was a huge uptake in delivery demand, the scalability of Sherpa’s technology allowed it to absorb a four-fold increase in demand for home delivery of Woolworths groceries. Big brands including Apple, Dan Murphy’s and Chemist Warehouse, who rely on Sherpa to do their same-day deliveries, have integrated Sherpa technology into their websites so delivery happens automatically, at speed.

“Their need to send same-day deliveries went through the roof, and we helped them facilitate that,” Brett said. “The acceleration of e-commerce and home delivery during the pandemic has broken records.”

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