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uShip Brings Affordable, Eco-Friendly Transport to France

PARIS, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — People in France needing to ship large items within the country or across Europe now have a more practical, affordable and environmentally-friendly way of doing it.  uShip, the global online shipping marketplace, connects people with customer-rated transport companies who have extra space in their trucks and are already going that way.


uShip customers save an average of 40-50 percent on delivery costs of eBay purchases, cars, boats, motorcycles, household goods, horses, pets, and more because delivery companies place competing bids to win the business. Filling extra space in moving vans means fewer unnecessary trucks on the road and reduced carbon emissions belching into the air.  Globally, uShip expects its eco-friendly shipping solution to offset at least 724 metric tons of carbon emissions in 2011.

uShip in France

uShip transport jobs have gone into and out of nearly 100 countries and regions, but now the company has localized settings for French customers, similar to its service in the EU, Germany, UK, US, Canada and Australia.  uShip members in France can now transact entirely in French, euros, the metric system, local time zone and date formats.

Transporters in France (or who transport goods in and out of France) will also transact with the same settings, in addition to:

  • Default “Find Shipments” settings to help you easily find shipments to, from and within France
  • Enhanced support for finding shipments Along-a-Route in France
  • Waived Fees:  French transporters qualify to have their uShip booking fees waived for the first 5 shipments booked to, from or within France

“Transporting hard-to-ship things like cars, boats, households, equipment and freight is typically the source of great expense and frustration,” said Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip.  “Localizing our service in France furthers our continued global growth and positive impact on the environment.”

About uShip

uShip helps relieve the stress and high cost of moving hard-to-ship items, such as cars, household goods, boats, freight, heavy equipment, pets and more.  Since it was founded in 2004, the uShip marketplace has attracted euro 150 million in business transactions, one million customers and 200,000 service providers.  uShip operates globally with localized functionality in the European Union, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia.