Shipping Wars UK Exposes eBay Generation to Instant Gratification behind Enormous and Eccentric Purchases

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Britain’s online buyers and sellers, hesitant to deal with large, unusual or delicate items due to high transport cost and hassle, can now turn on the television for inspiration and know-how. “Today, thousands of couriers, delivery companies and transporters of every kind can now give online, e-commerce buyers and sellers choice and affordable pricing… Read More

Penske Truck Rental and uShip Team Up for Specialized Shipments

READING, PA., Aug. 1, 2014 – Penske Truck Rental has teamed up with uShip to provide do-it-yourself movers with a strong network to affordably ship items such as large cars, boats, motorcycles and other types of special care freight. Penske customers can save up to 50 percent via PenskeTruckRental.com. “Our customers require this type of… Read More

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,… Read More

Con-way, Old Dominion, YRC Join uShip LTL Marketplace

AUSTIN, Texas — April 16, 2014 — Online freight marketplace uShip today announced three top national LTL carriers – Con-way Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line and YRC Freight – have committed to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace. This brings the total national and regional LTL (less-than-truckload) carriers that are either live or coming online… Read More

uShip, eBay Deal Puts Spotlight on Larger-Than-Parcel Shipping

AUSTIN, Texas – March 10, 2014 – Don LeMaster has always had a thing for the rare and quirky.  As an antiques and collectibles seller on eBay with no two items alike, he’s found all his out-of-area sales have at least one thing in common:  a cumbersome, expensive shipping process.  Fortunately, arranging Larger-Than-Parcel (LTP) delivery… Read More

Ten Years and $500M Later, uShip’s Efficiency Focus Undeterred

AUSTIN, Texas – March 4, 2014 – The day was Friday, March 5, 2004.  At a downtown Austin pub-turned-startup-headquarters, Matt Chasen, Jay Manickam and Mickey Millsap huddled over a laptop, thrilled at what they just saw happen. uShip.com, the online shipping marketplace the trio launched 12 days earlier (and honed for two years prior), had… Read More

eCommerce Finance Exec Bob Bearden Named uShip CFO

AUSTIN, Texas – February 5, 2014 – Online freight marketplace uShip today announced Internet travel marketplace, ecommerce and retail finance veteran Bob Bearden has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Over the past 20 years, Bearden has served as CFO of Hotels.com, Expedia.com Global Operations, Travelocity.com and IntentMedia.com. In addition, he has also… Read More

uShip Launches LTL Spot Rate Marketplace with 16 National, Regional LTL Carriers

AUSTIN, Texas – January 20, 2014 – Online freight marketplace uShip today announced 16 asset-based LTL carriers, including national carriers R&L Carriers and Roadrunner Transportation Systems and a host of regional carriers such as Averitt Express, Pitt Ohio, and Midwest Motor Express, have committed to uShip’s LTL (less-than-truckload) spot rate marketplace. The new service lets… Read More

Channel4’s ‘Shipping Wars’ Airs in the UK Featuring uShip

LONDON — 7 January, 2014 — Shipping Wars, the new programme on Channel 4, premiered its pilot episode 5 January featuring uShip, the first and largest online transport marketplace. Shipping Wars follows a group of UK transporters as they crisscross Britain and beyond with seemingly un-shippable loads found on uShip.com, where they engage in auction-style… Read More

uShip Adds Logistics Marketing Veteran Dick Metzler as CMO

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 3, 2013 – Online freight marketplace uShip today announced shipping industry veteran Dick Metzler has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer.  Metzler has spent the last 25 years in leadership positions at some biggest names in freight, including FedEx Logistics, APL Logistics, DHL Express, Greatwide Logistics and, most recently, XPO… Read More