Size Doesn’t Matter Anymore in Online Purchases — Wall Street Journal

Web Shoppers Get Comfortable Buying Big-Ticket Items By MYLENE MANGALINDAN March 22, 2006 Internet-only deals are increasingly turning the Web into a virtual bargain basement for big-ticket items from snowblowers to HDTVs. The offers are stoking a marked change in consumer behavior. For years people have embraced the practice of buying small and easily-packaged items,… Read More

Straying from the straight and narrow — Chicago Tribune

By Karen Klages and Mary Danie SHIPPING FURNITURE MADE EASY: Like many other eBay auction users, Sandy Buffington of Spring Grove, Pa., found that after she had bought something on the Web auction, she had trouble finding a way to have it shipped to her. Last October, Buffington found a Heywood-Wakefield dresser on eBay. The… Read More

uShip Takes Aim At Freight Market — Dow Jones

Dow Jones News Service 11 October 2005 By Bob Sechler AUSTIN, Texas (Dow Jones)–Matthew Chasen always thought his business school project had the potential to do more than merely garner a good grade and impress a professor or two. It turns out he was right. UShip Inc., an online-shipping marketplace that Chasen began developing in… Read More

Online Shipping Auctions Gearing Up for Long Haul — E-Commerce Times

By Jennifer LeClaire E-Commerce Times The Boeing engineer took note on a trip from Seattle to Texas that his rental truck was two-thirds empty and began brainstorming about how he could lower shipping costs by matching excess truck capacity with people’s oversized deliveries. “Our business model is similar to eBay’s. UShip is a peer-to-peer marketplace… Read More