First and largest online transport marketplace reduces carbon emissions by filling excess space in trucks
MADRID, Spain – 30 November 2011 – People in Spain 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’s eco-friendly shipping solution offset at least 724 metric tons of carbon emissions in 2011.
uShip in Spain
uShip transport jobs have gone into and out of nearly 100 countries and regions, but now the company has localized settings for Spanish customers, similar to its service in the EU, Germany, France, The Netherlands, UK, US, Canada and Australia. uShip members in Spain can now transact entirely in Spanish, euros, the metric system, local time zone and date formats.
Transporters in Spain (or who transport goods in and out of Spain) will also transact with the same settings, in addition to:
• Default “Find Shipments” settings to help you easily find shipments to, from and within Spain
• Enhanced support for finding shipments Along-a-Route in Spain
• Waived Fees: Spanish transporters qualify to have their uShip booking fees waived for the first 5 shipments booked to, from or within Spain
“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 Spain and across Europe furthers our continued global growth and positive impact on the environment.”
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 €180 million in business transactions, 1.3 million customers and 225,000 service providers. uShip operates globally with localized functionality in the European Union, Spain, Germany, France, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia.