Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 6, 2006
uShip, Inc. (http://www.uShip.com), the first and largest online marketplace for shipping and moving services, today announced the launch of a free consumer directory of shipping and moving service providers. The uShip Directory, available at http://directory.uShip.com, provides individuals with easy access to hundreds of household movers, carriers, transporters, van lines, and independent drivers that can be used to safely and affordably deliver household goods, freight, vehicles, boats, pets, livestock and more to their final destination. Whether shipping something across town or across the country, uShip’s online directory provides individuals with detail on shipping costs and services, a feedback rating system and the ability to solicit online bids from specific companies.
“Although consumers are increasingly using the Web to buy and sell products, the cost and complexity of shipping some items can sometimes make an online transaction impossible to complete,” said uShip CEO Matt Chasen. “Our free directory provides consumers with the tools they need to locate service providers in their area that specialize in transporting a particular type of product, to research reviews of their service and to take the guesswork and complexity out of the shipping process. With more than 400 companies signed up in its first week, the uShip Directory is already the largest of its kind on the Web, and growing.”
The uShip marketplace of shipping services is completely free for members to list shipments and for service providers to place bids. Unlike ordinary online directories, the uShip directory allows users to read feedback reviews, sort service providers by their feedback rating and request bids from hundreds of companies all from one page. For shipping and moving service providers, the directory is part of a suite of free tools offered by uShip to help them promote their businesses, find customers, book jobs and build more profitable.
The uShip Directory complements uShip’s core shipping marketplace, where members list shipments ranging from household goods to vehicles to freight and receive bids from thousands of feedback-rated service providers, including movers, carriers, transporters, van lines, freight brokers and independent drivers. On any given day, there are thousands of shipments listed on uShip representing millions of dollars of business. The service is free for members to list shipments and for service providers to place bids. uShip's reverse-auction format and patent-pending search technology dramatically reduce shipping costs by allowing drivers to find shipments along their routes and fill empty cargo space more efficiently. uShip's feedback system holds drivers accountable for their service and rewards those who perform well.
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