uShip an online marketplace for shipping and transportation services, has unveiled a beta of its tracking platform, which provides three primary location-update options ranging from real-time, GPS-based tracking to manual location mapping, to simple Facebook-like status updates, the company says.
UShip is offering the service through location-based services platform provider WaveMarket’s Veriplace; uShip is the first Veriplace developer.
Uship tracking supplies service providers with varying privacy levels, including who, how, and when customers are monitored while on the road, including what windows of time updates can be shown, according to the company. “The most common questions I get from my customers when I’m on the road are ‘Where are you now?’ and ‘When will you be here?'” said Mike Garrett of Southern Maryland Moving and Storage LLC, a uShip customer. “Now I can answer those questions for many people at once through status or GPS updates, and when being considered for future jobs on uShip, I have a better chance of getting that business.”
“We understand that people hold tremendous value in their ‘stuff,’ and they want to stay in the loop when it’s being moved or transported,” said Matt Chasen, uShip CEO. “The uShip Tracking platform — along with our feedback rating system — accomplishes that by giving shipping customers peace of mind that their items are safe and sound.”
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