I live in a log cabin and as such like to decorate it with natural looking furnishings. Unfortunately, many of these furnishings are very limited in supply or very expensive. I had been looking for a single slab, rough cut, coffee table and found that the wood itself would cost at least $200 + shipping and tables made in that style typically sold for more than $1000. Shipping a table is not cheap through the normal carriers if the legs don't come off because they have to base the costs on the cubic area that it takes up. These kinds of tables should not be disassembled because they are usually custom crafted works of art. I got quotes between $250 and $400 to ship the table from PA to FL through the major carriers. Since the table was purchased on ebay, linking the info on the product to the bid request was very intuitive and took almost no time. I got my first bid in a few hours and had selected a carrier in two days time. The carrier was already taking other cargo from PA to FL and just added this to his shipment, so he was able to give me a very competitive price. I saved over $100.
That is the value of uShip. They allow smaller carriers to optimize their routes and save money for everyone involved. I will definately use uShip again for all of my transport needs.