Moving Cost Analysis: DIY vs. uShip

Ah, it’s finally arrived. Moving season! That time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when tens of millions of people relocate around the country. Of course, people are moving all the time, but this is the moving industry’s prime time. Moving your stuff yourself — or DIY moving — may seem to be the cheapest… Read More

Cargo Insurance: Don’t Assume. Be Sure.

So, you’ve finally decided to send that furniture across the country, or just across town. Or, you want to ship your dream car to fix it up and exhibit it in a car show. With uShip, you have access to thousands of feedback-rated service providers in an easy-to-use marketplace that takes the hassle out of transporting… Read More

How to Use Google Maps to Avoid Post-Shipment Charges

With all the buzz around logistics technology like drones, autonomous trucks, and automated warehouses, one mainstream technology — Google Maps — is giving logistics professionals a distinct business advantage. Thanks to Google Maps street and aerial views, it’s never been easier for both freight shippers and carriers to determine — and verify — location types before… Read More

This Fast-Growing E-Commerce Category Is Great News for uShip Providers

It’s no secret that e-commerce is exploding. So much so that it’s causing long-established offline retailers to rethink their inventory strategies and even close hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores to adapt. While “e-commerce” represents a giant mishmash of goods and services, a new study from research firm comScore breaks down the fastest growing e-commerce categories in… Read More

How to Turn uShip Into Your Secret eBay Weapon

Sellers need every advantage they can muster in today’s competitive ecommerce landscape. This is equally true for larger items, those that don’t fit neatly into a parcel for delivery by FedEx, UPS or USPS. Today, buyers have no qualms going onto eBay to purchase sectional sofas, antique furniture, kitchen appliances, armoires, pool tables, cars, ATVs, boats,… Read More

11 Things You Should Know about Amazon Prime Air

Earlier this week Amazon released actual footage of the first successful Prime Air drone delivery. While the idea is pretty futuristic, in some ways, the delivery raised more questions than it answered. But if you’ve been under a rock and missed all the hype, allow us to get you caught up: earlier this year, Amazon… Read More

How to go from a Military Veteran to a Civilian Driver

Did you know more than 2,000 veterans are registered on uShip as service providers? While many use our shipping marketplace to earn income, there are a number of programs in place to assist veterans as they return from service. Last year the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration funded a $2.3 million grant to help train veterans… Read More