Articles written by: Madison Capps

Madison Capps is a workin’ gal who plays just as hard as she works and in Austin, sweats doing both. Madison enjoys Austin's Red River Music District, sales at Half Price Books and writing for Ship Happens-The uShip Blog.

Changes to eBay Item Shipments

Changes to eBay Item Shipments

We have made several important changes to eBay Item Listings in our marketplace that will improve the user experience for both our eBay users and our TSPs. Here’s how it will work:   ·         Required eBay Item Import: Now all eBay items listed on uShip are required to be imported from eBay. This allows uShip to…Read more

Best Practices for Moving Companies

Best Practices for Moving Companies

Whenever I talk to people who are moving, whether they are moving cross country or moving across town, many have the same cares and concerns: Will their stuff get to their new home safely, will it be on time, and how much will it cost in the end? Those moving companies who focus…Read more

The history of marketplaces (and some speculation on the future)

The history of marketplaces (and some speculation on the future)

Here at uShip we spend a lot of time thinking about marketplaces, how they operate, and where they are headed. First, a definition…. mar·ket·place (mär’kĭt-plās’)  n. An open area or square in a town where a public market or sale is set up. The world of business and commerce.

20 Million “Businesses of One”

20 Million “Businesses of One”

I was pleasantly surprised by the most recent census data, which revealed that over 78% of all US businesses were what are called “Single Person Businesses.” Part of why uShip was started was to enable small business owners and, in particular, Owner-Operators to compete with larger companies by giving them access to…Read more

uShip Announcements Goes Live

uShip Announcements Goes Live

Dear uShip Community: We are excited to tell you about our new ‘uShip Announcements’ module. uShip Announcements will be the most timely way to get updates on the latest products and other news coming out of uShip. I encourage you to add the RSS feed so that you are updated…Read more

Ship Happens! Goes Live

Ship Happens! Goes Live

It has been a long time coming, but uShip finally has a new and improved company blog — Ship Happens! Fans of our old blog will know that it wasn’t really a blog at all, rather a glorified message board. Now, thanks to the fine work of our development team,…Read more

What is this Web 2.0 thing?

What is this Web 2.0 thing?

It’s a term I hear thrown around all the time, “what is Web 2.0″, followed by “is uShip Web 2.0?” To be honest, I don’t really remember there being a Web 1.0, but then again, I wasn’t around during the first web revolution so I will leave that one be….Read more

Coming soon to uShip…

Coming soon to uShip…

One of the things I want to do with this space is give you some of the inside knowledge on things we are planning at uShip – a look under the hood, if you will. As you know, we are committed to making the uShip marketplace more efficient and easier…Read more