uShip’s growth shows e-commerce impact on LTL pricing

by William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Journal of Commerce  /  Two years ago, the idea of an online spot market for less-than-truckload freight seemed innovative but unusual, something that might occasionally be used by carriers and shippers. But that was before began rewriting the transportation playbook. The online LTL marketplace launched by uShip in… Read More

uShip LTL Marketplace Surges 228%, Adds UPS Freight®

Shippers save 15-30 percent by circumventing freight contracts and going direct   June 15, 2016 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time   AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–uShip announced today that its online less-than-truckload (LTL) instant-rate marketplace grew 228 percent in Q1 2016 compared to the same period last year as shippers circumvented their freight contracts in today’s soft… Read More

The Sharing Economy Goes B-to-B

By Joel Makower, GreenBiz  /  State of Green Business Report 2016  /  If you Google the terms “Uber for X” or “Airbnb for X,” you’ll come up with thousands of entries referring to companies trying to be the next big thing in the so-called sharing economy. Among them: the “Airbnb” for campsites, boats, bicycles and… Read More

Will On-Demand Delivery Soon Run Out Of Gas?

by PYMNTS  /  With some in the industry predicting that on-demand delivery is unsustainable for many retailers, companies might still be assuming that they can neither afford to keep pace with the likes of Amazon nor stop trying. But a look into why, exactly, on-demand delivery might crumble under its own weight shows that the… Read More

On-demand may not be future of online delivery

by Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age  /  An increasing number of retailers and third-party providers are offering delivery of online orders same-day or even within an hour. However, not every shipping expert sees this model as where online delivery is headed. Two executives from Austin, Texas-based virtual shipping marketplace uShip – Matt Chasen, CEO and Dick… Read More

uShip Unveils State of ShipTech Predictions

‘Sharing Economy’ Startups Face Do-or-Die in Back Half of 2016 as VC Funding Slows   May 03, 2016 07:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time   AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–While overzealous investments have kept many ‘ShipTech’ delivery startups running in recent years, the ongoing slowdown in tech venture funding has forced many to return to fundamentals, if not… Read More

The Looming Limits of On-Demand Delivery

By Daphne Howland, Contributing Editor, Retail Dive  /  Amazon and a slew of startups have taught consumers that they can get their online orders delivered in minutes. But are consumers willing to pay for what that really costs?  /   Last month, fresh-out-of-bankruptcy American Apparel announced that it’s partnering with on-demand delivery service Postmates for… Read More

The Uberization of Last-Mile Freight

by Steve Banker, Contributor, Forbes Logistics & Transportation  /  Uber has disrupted the taxi industry. Can anyone copy the Uber model and disrupt the freight market? That question is generating a great deal of discussion among logistics executives, with the “last mile” freight market generating the most buzz. Transporting goods long distances can be done… Read More