The Vinyl Frontier: How to Move Your Record Collection

Whether you’re moving from your parents’ house, heading off to college, or relocating across the country, moving your sacred vinyl collection is arguably the most painstaking part of your move. Because, let’s face it: family heirlooms don’t hold a candle to your priceless set of hand-curated vinyl records. Pack Your Vinyl Records Well First, snag… Read More

How to Enjoy Sturgis Without Paying the Price

For bikers who attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Aug 4-13) — considered the best of the top six motorcycle rallies in the U.S. — the open road, the thundering rumble, and the camaraderie is what it’s all about. But sometimes life gets in the way. Work and family obligations, not to mention the terrible physical… Read More

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 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

Don’t DIY! An Open Letter from Your Lower Back

Hey, it’s me, your lower back, that part of your body you largely ignore, except for those few times a year when I kick and scream because, let’s face it, you aren’t as strong as you used to be. Sometimes I just have to protest and show you who’s boss. Like last week, during your… Read More

How to Ditch the Santa Suit & Make Some Real Money

It was around this time a couple years ago that I struggled to rub two dollars together. I was trying to ride the train of seasonal work and cash in like most post grads. I applied for all the normally seasonal jobs but the thought of standing in a retail store with people asking me… 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

Election Special: Moving to Canada in 5 Easy Steps

Well, early voting has begun! Regardless of your political persuasion and what current presidential campaign poll you choose to believe, it seems not a day goes by that doesn’t include someone talking about moving to Canada depending on the election outcome. If you’re seriously considering making tracks for the Great White North, we’ve put together… Read More

Cash(less) is King: uShip Payments vs. Cash on Delivery

Paying for delivery of large items often leaves many people stumped and inconvenienced when dealing with Cash on Delivery. But a few years ago, uShip developed a slick proprietary system — uShip Payments — to handle this cumbersome task. I recently made two shipments, each arriving at my house at about the same time, but… Read More