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Unit Testing Around Singletons with OCMock

Unit Testing Around Singletons with OCMock

Whether you agree with the use of singletons or not, you can’t completely avoid them as an iOS developer. Apple provides some critical functionality through singletons exposed in its iOS SDK, but it can be quite difficult to write unit tests around code that accesses them. In this article, I…Read more

What Exactly is Escrow?

What Exactly is Escrow?

We’re no strangers to connecting service providers to shipping customers looking to save money on shipping their high-ticket items. In talking to customers about safely making big purchases like this, many told us about using Escrow accounts. It’s with these customers in mind that we’ve partnered with PaySAFEescrow so that…Read more

Remembering Roy: “It’s like a bubble bath for your mind”

Remembering Roy:  “It’s like a bubble bath for your mind”

The uShip family was deeply saddened to hear of Roy Garber’s passing on January 17.   We’ve known Roy a long time, nearly 5 years since he joined uShip as a service provider in February 2009.  In 2011, he was cast for Shipping Wars and in 2012, as the show…Read more

Shipping Wars’ Roy Garber Passes Away [uShip Statement]

Shipping Wars’ Roy Garber Passes Away [uShip Statement]

Roy Garber, star of A&E reality show Shipping Wars and long-time transporter on uShip, has died of a heart attack, according to the show’s production company, Megalomedia.   The story ran on Variety’s Web site Saturday night.  Roy was 49. Garber owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport out of New…Read more

Shipping Wars’ Impact on uShip.com

Shipping Wars’ Impact on uShip.com

It’s important to plan ahead for times of high site traffic – especially following a TV premiere of a show that is based on your company like Shipping Wars, an A&E reality series that follows six carriers as they complete shipments they have competed for on uShip. While we were…Read more

Company Local Bigwig Can Provide Temporary Furnished Housing During a Move

Company Local Bigwig Can Provide Temporary Furnished Housing During a Move

As part of our continuing effort to provide partner deals to our customers, we are announcing a partnership with New York based company Local Bigwig. Through their website, you can find temporary furnished housing. Unlike other housing booking sites, Local Bigwig specializes in providing hosts that specialize in professional corporate…Read more

From 3 to 183 Employees, uShip Defines How to Work Like a Captain and Play Like a Pirate

From 3 to 183 Employees, uShip Defines How to Work Like a Captain and Play Like a Pirate

Being part of a thriving startup is difficult to describe if you’re not used to it – it typically defies most work norms and that can be unsettling for some people. However, to those who blossom and believe in this type of corporate environment, the results can be outstanding. “Everyone…Read more

Roy Garber is Quite Empathetic

Roy Garber is Quite Empathetic

Roy Garber took some time to help users out at the uShip office. What he didn’t expect is how moved he would be by our customers. The customer did have positive feedback. They let us know that it was “perfect, just like Roy.”

uShip Names Dick Metzler CMO

uShip Names Dick Metzler CMO

A big uShip welcome to Dick Metzler, uShip’s new – and first – Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  Dick is a 25-year shipping industry marketing veteran who has held leadership positions at some biggest names in freight. He brings to uShip that perfect mix of incredible transportation experience and fundamental brand…Read more

Who’s Ready for the uShip Mustache Contest?

Who’s Ready for the uShip Mustache Contest?

The annual uShip Mustache Contest has some strong competition. Watch as members of the uShip team discuss the competition and realize who the real front-runner is. Let’s just say that it made for a very interesting Movember.