As you might know, many of the shipments that are posted to uShip come from marketplace partner sites, including Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, eBay Motors, Proxibid, Boats.com/YachtWorld.com, and dozens of other sites that you can read about on our Partners page.
The items purchased on these partner sites are often far larger than “parcel” size: cars, boats, heavy equipment, the contents of entire stores and warehouses. uShip offers a simple solution for expert shipping of those goods. uShip widgets hosted on other marketplaces like Proxibid and Ritchie Bros. make it exceptionally easy for businesses and consumers to post their purchases directly to uShip for shipping anywhere in the world.
Many of these customers send in their testimonials. Here are just a few recent stories.
Proxibid Auction: 500,000 Vintage Sports Cards Weighing Over a Ton
This shipment from Proxibid was recently hauled by 1stClassShipping on uShip. Hundreds of thousands of 80’s baseball cards make up these two lots purchased by a Stamfort, Connecticut buyer.
Auctions hosted on Proxibid run the gamut from memorabilia like these cards, to rare and priceless works of art, to industrial equipment and furniture. The site offers an extremely slick set of commercial tools for businesses and auctioneers, while offering some incredible deals for buyers.
This particular Proxibid auction took place back in August, selling off a large amount of toy and hobby inventory from an Essex, Vermont store closing.
Ritchie Bros. Auction: Two Excavators from Central Florida to Newfoundland (It’s an island, you know.)
Ritchie Bros. operates heavy equipment auction sites all over the world — each with thousands of lots of new and used equipment destined for construction sites on every continent. With live auctioneers taking bids both from live buyers and an international audience of online bidders, it’s obvious that every bidder and lot won tell a story — and this one starts in Florida and ends all the way in Torbay, Newfoundland. That’s about as far as one can travel on the East Coast.
Given the nearly 3,000-mile trek, the customer made this comment on the shipment listing (presumably as a warning for American long-haul drivers unaccustomed to hauling so far north and including ferry tolls in their expenses): “I want everything included in the bid price. Remember, Newfoundland is an island.”
Boats.com: 25.5-Foot Coastal Watercraft from Southern California to Washington State
Customer Testimonial: “This is the way it should be done! John picked up my boat in Oceanside, California and took it up the coast to Port Angeles, Washington during some of the worst rain storms in a while. He was still ahead of schedule. I would truly recommend uShip to anyone that is even a little bit skeptical. Thanks, Dave.”
This heavy shipment traversed the entire East Coast, just as the last shipment did the West. Many uShip carriers specialize in boat hauling, a business that requires an additional set of skills and training for larger boats like this one.