(Austin, TX – September 21, 2006) – uShip, Inc. (www.uShip.com) announced today that over 30 thousand transportation service providers are registered members and offering services on its revolutionary online shipping marketplace.
“The swift growth of our transportation service provider membership demonstrates the universal appeal of our marketplace and the business benefits it provides to those in the transportation industry. uShip is the place where service providers can manage their business and operate with better efficiency,” said uShip CEO Matthew Chasen.
While pleased to reach this milestone, uShip continues to focus on attracting new service providers and more consumer business to the marketplace to increase the number and diversity of shipments available and service provider options for consumers.
Founded in 2003, uShip is the first and largest online marketplace for shipping services. Members list anything they need shipped, from household goods to vehicles to freight, and receive bids from thousands of feedback-rated service providers, including movers, carriers, transporters, van lines, freight brokers and independent service providers. On any given day, there are thousands of shipments listed on uShip representing millions of dollars of business. It's totally free for members to list shipments and for service providers to place bids. uShip's reverse-auction format and patent-pending search technology dramatically reduce shipping costs by allowing service providers to find shipments along their routes and fill empty cargo space. uShip's feedback system holds service providers accountable for their service and rewards those that perform well.