Summer is here and the lakes, rivers, and marinas are filling up more by the day. That can only mean one thing: it’s boat shipping season.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of service providers use uShip’s boat shipping marketplace to find loads around the world. Although the items transported through uShip vary from family cats and dogs to Hollywood throwbacks like the original Batmobile, boats are our bread and butter this time of year. Whether you’re in need of a backhaul or looking for a big money shipment, we’ve got you covered.
BOATLOADS OF MONEY
We’re proud to offer a service that puts money in the pockets of hard working service providers. Boat shipping is one of the best ways we do that. Last year alone, uShip service providers earned over $6.7 million from boat shipments, a figure likely impacted by the fact that 2015 was the hottest year in historical record. All in all, nearly 7,000 people were able to beat the heat and ship their boats through our online marketplace.
Last year may have been hotter, but we have a feeling 2016 is going to be an even bigger year for boat shipping. Waters are still rising after of strong El Niño rain showers, allowing cities across the United States to release their flood reservoirs for the first time in years. In fact, uShip’s home base of Austin, TX just opened its floodgates to the Mansfield Dam for the first time in 9 years. You can bet people are itching to get their boats up and running so they can hit the water, which means we’re going to need a ton of service providers to ship their boats.
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
If you’re a service provider who’s interested in boat shipping, you came to the right place at the right time—we’ve just kicked off our busiest boat months of the year! In fact, uShip service providers made a whopping $2.175 Million in 2015 between the months of June and August. These boats came in all shapes and sizes, from power boats and sail boats to personal watercrafts like canoes. Get in on this market regardless of the equipment you’re working with.
FULL STEAM AHEAD
We couldn’t be more excited to see our online shipping marketplace heat up this summer. And as temperatures rise, so will the number of boat shipments on uShip. So what are you waiting for? Get in on the action today!