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WTF? Startup Cover Letters That Would Give Bankers a Heart Attack

WTF? Startup Cover Letters That Would Give Bankers a Heart Attack

A couple weeks ago, the blogosphere exploded with an overstated story about an “unapologetically honest” cover letter and its subsequent email chain that went viral on Wall Street. The letter appeared on Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, Gawker, and others. Here’s the cover letter that went viral on Wall Street….Read more

Big Loads from uShip Marketplace Partners – Wikis, Balers & Booms

Big Loads from uShip Marketplace Partners – Wikis, Balers & Booms

As we’ve mentioned before, many of the shipment listings on uShip come from awesome marketplace partner sites like Proxibid and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. The items purchased on these partner sites range from large to enormous: from rare antiques, to cars and boats, heavy equipment (in the case of Ritchie Bros.), and the contents of…Read more

How to Prevent Moving Fraud: A Moving Checklist for Consumers

How to Prevent Moving Fraud: A Moving Checklist for Consumers

Moving to a new home? Check out our Moving Company Checklist below to make sure your transition is quick and easy. Each year, about 40 million Americans move to a new home. For the vast majority of people that hire a moving company to help them make the transition, the…Read more

“The Big Move” – uShip Logistics Relocation Expert on HuffPost Live

“The Big Move” – uShip Logistics Relocation Expert on HuffPost Live

uShip’s VP of Sales / General Manager of Motors and Relocation, Dean Xeros, appeared on a Huffington Post Live segment about cross-country moves last night. Five panelists, including Dean, shared some valuable advice for the moving process, along with a couple horror stories resulting from moving fraud. Moving fraud can occur…Read more

Shipping Wars: Roy Garber’s Many Nicknames

Shipping Wars: Roy Garber’s Many Nicknames

Shipping Wars cast member and uShip hauler Roy Garber (arbiesteam on uShip) already has an “official” nickname on the show: The Handyman. Not to be outdone, however, the Shipping Wars cast has offered Roy a colorful variety of names over the course of the show. Most, not surprisingly, relate to his hair….Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: “Frankenship Horrors” – Horror Props & Film Reels

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: “Frankenship Horrors” – Horror Props & Film Reels

Item 1:  Horror Memorabilia Collection Chris and Robbie successfully bid to haul this two-part load of horror memorabilia from the Northeast to Florida. The customer, a dealer/exhibitor of pop culture kitsch in Saint Lucie, Florida, purchased the entire contents of a 10-by-10 foot storage unit in Massachussets, in addition to…Read more

Facebook Connected Badges Added to Service Provider Profiles

Facebook Connected Badges Added to Service Provider Profiles

We recently added “Facebook Connected” badges to uShip carrier profiles. The badge (and friend count) you see to your right appears for carriers that have connected their uShip accounts to Facebook. As part of our effort to make “verified” carriers stand out (via CarrierWatch, DOT, MC, etc.), the badge offers enhanced trust and credibility…Read more

How to Avoid Job Application Fraud

How to Avoid Job Application Fraud

Given the title of this post, you might be wondering what uShip has to do with online job fraud. The answer is  ssentially nothing –  which is why we had to write this post in the first place. We’re a growing company with offices on two continents, and we bring on talented new team…Read more

Top 10 Most Visited uShip Blog Posts of 2012

Top 10 Most Visited uShip Blog Posts of 2012

2012 was a great year for uShip blog! We had the opportunity to share great news with the community throughout 2012, closing out the year with our Series C funding announcement. We had the opportunity to announce each of the three seasons of Shipping Wars (on three continents), our continued…Read more

uShip’s Top 10 International Shipment Destinations

uShip’s Top 10 International Shipment Destinations

Since launching in 2004, loads on uShip have gone into, out of and within over 100 countries around the world.  In 2009, we began localizing within key countries around the globe, giving customers the ability to transact in local language, currency, measurements and time zone.  In just 3+ years, we’re now localized in 18 countries/regions…Read more