We wanted a way to ship a mattress that didn't cost as much as buying a new mattress. I discovered UShip and got several high priced bids, but got one reasonable bid as well - from an individual rather than a large shipping company. We were able to negotiate a bit on price, and it was the perfect solution. He personally picked up and delivered the mattress and beat his own time estimate. I loved being able to support an individual's business in a way that benefited both parties. Everything worked out great.