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Infographic: How Far Away are People Looking to Move?

Infographic: How Far Away are People Looking to Move?

Many customers that arrive at uShip are looking for a safe, reliable and affordable way to move their belongings to a new home. Which brings up a solid question: Why do people move? Data from the 2010 US Census shows that more than 4 in 10 people move for reasons…Read more

Mubarak Watch: ‘455 Room Palace’ uShip Listing Suggests Egyptian President Still Eyeing Departure [Update]

Mubarak Watch:  ‘455 Room Palace’ uShip Listing Suggests Egyptian President Still Eyeing Departure [Update]

Contrary to wire news reports tonight, new evidence suggests Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is  still preparing for a move, potentially to a 6th-floor residence in Greater London.  A uShip customer service representative alerted company executives after stumbling upon a “455 Room Palace” listing Thursday afternoon around 4:30 pm Central Time,…Read more

Which Shipping Companies Cause Least Damage to Packages?

Which Shipping Companies Cause Least Damage to Packages?

Ever opened up a package with fragile contents, only to find that everything inside has had the crap beaten out of it? Last week, Popular Mechanics posted an interesting and attractive analysis of what happens when a package travels across the country. Their goal was to find out which shipping…Read more

Ode to George Carlin’s ‘Stuff’ — uShip Adds Self-Storage Finder [VIDEO]

Ode to George Carlin’s ‘Stuff’ — uShip Adds Self-Storage Finder [VIDEO]

Late legendary comedian George Carlin satirized American’s obsession with their “stuff” in his  hilarious skit from the 1980s.  He claims that the whole meaning of life is based on the collecting, moving and storing of your stuff. At no time is this notion more pronounced then when you move from…Read more

Back to School – Moving Your Stuff on the Cheap

Back to School – Moving Your Stuff on the Cheap

Headed to college this year? Long before professors, midterms and exams set your stress level soaring, getting your stuff to school can present a big challenge. If you’re moving long distance, you don’t have to limit your belongings to carry-on luggage. uShip makes it easy and affordable to have your…Read more

Organizing for a Move

Organizing for a Move

As we continue on with ourSummer Moving Series we thought it would be a good idea to get back to the basics. Therefore, the second installment will focus on how you can get organized pre-move to help maximize efficiency and minimize your moving costs. Formulate a Plan of Attack Before you…Read more

Finding a Household Mover — Better Online or Offline? Part II: Fraud and Moving Scams

Finding a Household Mover — Better Online or Offline? Part II: Fraud and Moving Scams

uShip CEO & Founder Matt Chasen takes a look under the hood of moving and shipping to see how it’s evolving and the innovations shaping how customers and transporters do business. This series addresses the recent NPR Marketplace piece entitled, Online competitors move in on shippers, which posed the question, “Are…Read more

uShip’s Summer Moving Series

uShip’s Summer Moving Series

Summer’s here and that can only mean three things:  the beach, barbeque and…relocation.  This year, one in 10 Americans will make a move, and let’s face it — moving can be very stressful.  So we here at uShip want to help ease your (back) pain with a “Summer Moving” series…Read more

Tips for Planning a Garage Sale

Tips for Planning a Garage Sale

Today in the Summer Moving Series we’ll attack another crucial part of summer moving: planning a garage sale.  If you’ve started the packing and sorting process, you’ve surely realized you have a lot of stuff you no longer want or need. Moving gives you a great opportunity to gather it…Read more

Finding a Great Moving Company

Finding a Great Moving Company

So you’re done creating a moving checklist, and have taken an inventory of your home. It’s time to start contacting some moving companies. Being prepared and choosing the right moving company can help avoid a lot of stress and headaches later on in the moving process. 1.    Start looking for a…Read more