AUSTIN, Texas – May 30, 2012 – uShip.com announced today it has been selected as the exclusive provider of vehicle shipping services by Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used vehicles. The world’s largest and most trusted online transportation marketplace, uShip now gives Cars.com shoppers an instant shipping quote, as well as access to tens of thousands customer-reviewed auto transport companies that competitively bid to win business, saving customers an average of 50 percent.
While reviewing vehicle listings, shoppers can link directly to Cars.com’s Shipping Center, powered by uShip, where they can access delivery price quotes on a purchase or a potential purchase, based on the vehicle type and origin/destination zip codes. Shoppers can choose between two formats on uShip – Name Your Price or Auction – to get the best delivery price.
“With used car inventories at 10-15 year lows, the trend of buyers finding and purchasing vehicles outside their local market has become the norm,” said Dean Xeros, general manager of uShip Motors. “This partnership offers millions of shoppers on Cars.com a reliable, trusted and affordable shipping option, minimizing distance as a potential barrier to purchase and helping those selling a vehicle appeal to an even wider audience.”
“uShip is a leader and innovator in the online auto transportation industry,” said Mark Seaton, Cars.com Director of New Business. “It is their unique pricing model and advanced search tools that will empower the Cars.com consumers to select the best shipping option for their next vehicle purchase.”
As the largest and most active online marketplaces for car and light truck transport, uShip shipping customers have posted more than 600,000 vehicle shipments that have been bid on 2.5 million times by more than 20,000 auto carriers. Across uShip, transporters have earned $250 million in business and received 98% positive customer feedback, making it the most trusted transportation and shipping marketplace available.
uShip is also featured on A&E’s “Shipping Wars,” a real-life series that follows a handful of independent truckers who competitively bid to transport oversized, bulky loads found on uShip.com. Season 2 of “Shipping Wars” airs in summer 2012.
uShip.com is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace primarily serving the vehicle, freight and household goods shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction style bids from over 250,000 customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers. Launched in 2004, Austin-based uShip operates globally with localized sites in the U.S., Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria and the European Union. http://uship.com
Founded in 1998, Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).