Why Ankalia Textiles and PACK & SEND are a perfect fit

Why Ankalia Textiles and PACK & SEND are a perfect fit


Hi! I’m Alex and I’m Kellie and together we own Ankalia Textiles. We make Australian-made baby carriers. So we specialize in woven wraps and ring slings, then we also have a variety of structured baby carriers. Kellie and I actually got together after we both started independently researching baby carriers. I posted what I thought was a seemingly random question on an online forum and Kellie personally messaged me and said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this great idea as well, do you want to join forces?’ So we decided that it was better to go it together than separately and the rest is sort of history. And it wasn’t until 12 months later that we’d actually met for the first time and it was the power of social media and online messaging that had helped us in the initial stages of our business. And a lot of trust. Business is booming! We now have six employees based in Queensland as well as Tasmania. We are exporting to countries like Norway, Canada, America, Malaysia, even New Zealand, and I think we’ve been able to create a really nice community around the world and that community helps foster connections between caregivers everywhere. We’re on social media a lot and I think with any sort of business there is a real struggle with trying to get the work-life balance right, but we do have designated days where we try and put tools down and spend that time with our kids, disconnected from the Ankalia community. And we also have really supportive partners and that’s really important for us as women in business. When we first started, we did a lot of research into finding a courier company that was reliable, cost-effective and efficient, and we found that in PACK & SEND. We have a great connection with our local franchisees. Shane has been a great help to us, and Julianne always picks up the phone. It’s really important to us to balance our work and home life so we can jump online and process our shipping either in the evening or in the morning, knowing that we’ll have same day or next day pick-up. That’s really important to us. The online system is really simple to use. We find it quick and easy and that’s really important to us. Given that we send packages all around the world it’s really important to us to know that I can pick up the phone and call Julianne or even pop into the center. We’ve been so happy with the service from PACK & SEND. Haven’t we? That we’ve been able to recommend them to other women in business. PACK & SEND has been with us from the beginning. Their services which are fast convenient and reliable are the perfect fit for us.

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