Impatient customers? Paying nothing for something? Heavy goods shippers face same e-commerce delivery pressures as smaller stuff

By Mark Soloman // Freightwaves // Think those who order heavy goods such as furniture online don’t have the same fulfillment and delivery demands as those ordering smaller items that remain the staple of e-commerce? Think again. Of 330 consumers surveyed who bought an oversized piece of furniture last year, 56 percent said they would… Read More

From ‘Shipping Wars’ to LTL

Online freight marketplace uShip makes push into LTL spot rate market. By Eric Johnson   The freight movement industry generally isn’t enticing enough to draw reality TV viewers. But in the case of uShip, the online domestic transportation marketplace, the company’s affiliation with A&E’s “Shipping Wars” series has made shipping downright dramatic. uShip has built its business… Read More

Riding the wave of e-commerce: technology on demand

By Aaron Huff on September 5, 2014 Shopping for vehicles, boats, home appliances, and other large items online used to be a hassle for the buyer when it came time to arrange for shipping. Through relationships with carriers, some merchants began to include shipping costs in the online transaction, but some uncertainty remained for the… Read More

uShip, NIADA Give Independent Dealers Competitive Edge

Small, midsize auto dealers benefiting from lower car shipping costs to improve out-of-area sales and inventory  AUSTIN, Texas – August 2, 2010 – In the current economic environment, many independent dealers must expand beyond their local markets to remain competitive. However, auto transport costs often make out-of-area acquiring and selling of inventory quite expensive.  To address this dealer concern,… Read More

Auto Shippers Deliver for Long-Distance Car Buyers —

By Vivian Blackwell Car buyers search to the ends of the earth via the Internet for the auto bargain of their dreams. Last year, USA Today reported that nearly 75 percent of cars sold on eBay were interstate transactions. A growing number of consumer-oriented auto shippers are eager to help online car buyers retrieve their purchases from… Read More