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eCommerce Retailers Now Have Direct LTL Carrier Access Through uShip-ShipStation Partnership

AUSTIN, Texas – May 7, 2014 – Online sellers facing the daunting task of shipping oversized and palletized shipments now have an easier, faster, more affordable way to do it, thanks to a new partnership between online freight marketplace uShip and ShipStation, the web-based e-commerce shipping solution.

Multi-platform e-commerce merchants selling across Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Etsy and others use ShipStation to import, aggregate, organize, process and fulfill parcel orders; however, an increasing number of sellers need to ship orders weighing 150+ lbs., whether for outbound retail, inbound wholesale or drop shipping. These shipments typically exceed parcel carrier size and weight requirements.

As a ShipStation freight partner, uShip gives sellers access to direct, instantly-bookable rates from nearly 30 less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, including top national providers Con-way Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, YRC Freight, and R&L Carriers. Entering LTL freight specs on displays multiple, bookable rates as well as carriers’ delivery timeframe and uShip feedback rating. Shippers simply select the rate they want and get directly connected with the carrier.

Bringing top LTL carriers into one online location means merchants can eliminate the inefficient process of phoning, faxing or emailing with multiple freight sites or brokers to compare rates, service types and time frames, ultimately saving sellers time, money and hassle.

“By working with uShip, online merchants that use ShipStation can now get direct rates from top LTL carriers that aren’t available in the open market,” said Phil Strohl, vice president, business development at uShip. “By getting affordable rates, along with an easy, professional way to ship, small and medium businesses can remain competitive across whatever platform they are using.”

“Partnering with uShip means we can now provide our online retailers with a freight solution that fulfills the promise of being able to ship orders, from wherever they sell, however – and whatever – they ship,” said Robert Gilbreath, vice president, marketing at ShipStation. “We’ve continued to team with some of the best in the business as part of our aggressive partnership strategy.”

uShip is also eBay’s Larger-Than-Parcel (LTP) global shipping partner, helping eBay sellers provide shoppers and buyers with both instant and spot market rates through the uShip marketplace.

About ShipStation
ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping software built to help online retailers organize and process their orders while fulfilling and shipping them efficiently. With automatic order importing from over 40 shopping carts and marketplaces, including Magento, eBay, Amazon, ChannelAdvisor, and more, and automation features like custom hierarchical rules and product profiles, ShipStation helps online retailers ship out their orders from wherever they sell, however they ship.

About uShip
uShip is the global transport marketplace that’s reinventing logistics.  By moving it entirely online and to mobile devices, it brings greater automation, transparency and efficiency to the traditionally inefficient shipping industry.  Primarily serving the commercial freight, vehicles, and household goods markets, the uShip freight exchange seamlessly connects shipping customers – from freight brokers to business shippers and consumers – with feedback-rated transportation service providers that engage in online fixed price, spot market and auction-based transactions.  Based in Austin, Texas, and Amsterdam, the company operates globally with localized sites in 19 countries and regions on six continents.  It is backed by Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and is featured on “Shipping Wars,” A&E’s real-life series broadcast worldwide.