The partnership between uShip.com and Equine.com gives our service providers access to new customers who have an immediate need for horse transport services. This is a big boost to our livestock transport category
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2009
uShip.com and Equine.com have teamed up to make it easier and more affordable for horse enthusiasts, breeders, trainers and other equine-related businesses to find affordable and reliable horse transport services. Individuals and businesses using Equine.com-powered sites can instantly obtain a cost estimate for transporting a horse they are considering for purchase, based on the ZIP codes of the buyer and seller.
Once a purchase is made, information about the horse is transferred seamlessly from Equine.com to uShip.com to create a free listing and solicit bids from the site's extensive network of specialized horse haulers. Registered transportation pros on the uShip.com site bid against each other to win the job, helping to drive down the price for transport customers.
uShip.com is the leading online marketplace for shipping services, helping to match consumers and businesses with something to ship with service providers specializing in the relevant type of transport. Equine.com is the world's largest horse marketplace, with more than 50,000 active listings for horses, trailers and related items. The horse industry directly produces $25.3 billion in goods and services and has a total impact of more than $112.1 billion on the U.S. gross domestic product.
"The partnership between uShip.com and Equine.com gives our service providers access to new customers who have an immediate need for horse transport services. This is a big boost to our livestock transport category," said Matt Chasen, CEO of uShip.com. In addition to livestock, uShip.com offers its shipping matching service in a variety of other categories, including freight, household goods, vehicles, boats, motorcycles and heavy equipment.
"Our affiliation with uShip.com makes it easy for our users to find reputable and affordable transporters for their horses. It works not only for the horses they buy or sell through our network, but any horses needing transportation," said Steve LeClair, Chief Technical Officer of Equine.com.
The uShip.com transportation price estimator is found on listings throughout Equine.com's network of sites, including American Quarter Horse Association, United States Equestrian Federation and EquiSearch.com. Horse transportation requires a high degree of expertise and special care. uShip.com's rating system presents unbiased feedback from actual horse owners for the haulers on the site, so transport customers can made an informed decision about who they select for their hauling needs.
Founded in 2003, uShip is the first and largest online marketplace for shipping services. Members list anything they need shipped, 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, heavy haulers and independent service providers. On any given day, there are thousands of shipments listed on uShip.com representing millions of dollars of business. It's totally 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 service providers to find shipments along their routes and fill empty cargo space. uShip's feedback system holds service providers accountable for their service and rewards those that perform well.
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