How to Turn Angry Customers into Happy Referrals

They say you’re only as good as your last shipment. That’s because how you handle inevitable exception freight with customers – especially angry customers – can impact that business relationship in both the short and long term. Here are a few pointers on how to reduce stressful shipping situations and calm that angry customer: Take… Read More

How Snowbirds Influenced our 2018 Shipping Trend Report

America is a mobile nation. With more than 46,000 miles of interstate highways connecting the states from the Pacific Northwest to New England, Appalachia to the Southwest and everywhere in between, we’ve got more than a few seasonal nomads who use these roads to chase the sun – or snow – annually. While historically, snowbirds had to… Read More

uShip Launches ‘My Contract Rates’ for LTL Shippers

Shippers are often hesitant to switch their less-than-truckload freight operations to another provider. Why? They’re often worried about potentially losing a discounted contract or lowered base rate in the process. Why fix it if it ain’t broken, right? A new feature from uShip — My Contract Rates — addresses this concern. Now, when businesses switch… Read More

6 Paths to Low LTL Rates, Discounts, Refunds on uShip    

Money makes the world go ‘round. It also drives less-than-truckload freight decisions of most business shippers. But freight rates are just one aspect of being a cost-conscious shipper. Here are six ways uShip can help you get great rates AND reduce overall freight costs: Carrier Competition. When 30+ top national and regional LTL carriers go… Read More

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