uShip gives Don LeMaster added confidence buying and selling more obscure pieces from and to far away places.
“What uShip does is it totally breaks down the boundaries of where you can buy something and where you can sell it. I know I can go after an item aggressively and still buy it. I know I can sell it. I know the customer will end up getting it. uShip is definitely part of making that possible.”
Don, owner of Red Rooster Antiques and Design Center, used to be at a crossroads before using uShip.
“I was trying to figure out how to get an item to me. It was a vintage rocket ship – 20 feet in the air. As much as I wanted it, I knew it was impossible to get.”
He seemed to be out of options.
“That’s when someone mentioned uShip. And that’s when it came together,” says Don about his discovery of the site.
His business was forever changed.
“I’ve been doing antiques now for 11 or 12 years. I like unique, rare, quirky, odd stuff personally – that’s what attracts people to my business.”
He knew transporting antiques back and forth with standard methods is a pain, especially given his eclectic taste.
“Being an antique store I love vintage signs. I have an 18-ft long Gold Bond Stamps sign that was brought from Oklahoma with uShip. You can’t move [items like this] through conventional ways because they don’t meet size requirements,” he said. “If you’re going to ship something in a conventional manner with a freight company, you’d have to hire someone to come in and crate it, wrap it, and secure it.”
Luckily that’s no longer an issue.
“That’s the beauty of uShip,” said Don, “You don’t have to do that. Nine times out of ten, the shipper is going to pick it up just like it sits. It doesn’t have to be touched except by the person who’s picking it up.”
Red Rooster Antiques & Design Center is located in New Braunfels, TX at 971 W. San Antonio St 78130. It’s open Monday to Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.
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