Shipping Marketplace Releases a New Tool Streamlining Shipping for eBay Members

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Citizenshipper has released a new eBay auction tool which enhances eBay members ability to ship items straight to their door by connecting them with drivers going that way anyway.

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eBay buyers can list the item they want to purchase on the CitizenShipper marketplace and receive quotes to have the item picked up and shipped straight to them.

Shipping heavy bulky items across the country remains a challenge for many eBay members, and increased shipping costs have exacerbated this problem. Because of this, a large fraction of eBay auctions for these sorts of items end up being relegated to "local pickup only" which drastically reduces a buyers ability to reach the vast population of US eBay users. The challenge is further enhanced by the fact that accurate shipping marketplace estimates for these difficult to move items are rarely available in real time. This makes the buying and selling process particularly difficult for these types of members., and online reverse auction shipping marketplace has tackled this challenge head on by releasing a new eBay tool specifically geared to target these users, and to make their lives easier. CitizenShipper's new eBay certified tool allows buyers to obtain real-time shipping quotes for bulky hard-to-ship items by querying their own database of similar previously shipped items.

Founded in 2009, CitizenShipper is a disruptive shipping marketplace that falls into the resilient new start-up realm of the 'sharing economy' - namely marketplaces which bypass the middleman and connect people with a service to offer with people who need that service. Citizenshipper connects people who need things shipped, with a vast network of name and address verified individuals who have the time and the equipment to execute on the shipping needs.

CitizenShipper's new eBay compatible application provides users with unprecedented marketplace data, which provides them with precise shipping estimates on their goods, which further empowers eBay buyers with the ability to bid successfully. "eBay buyers can list the item they want to purchase on the CitizenShipper marketplace and receive quotes to have the item picked up and shipped straight to them," says CitizenShipper CEO Richard Obousy.

CitizenShipper has recently added a wide range of novel safety features for its members including email and telephone verification, address verification, social media verification and even background checks. All this helps create a safe environment for the growing marketplace.

"When it comes to easy to ship items, like small packages and letter sized objects eBay users typically have no issues," says Obousy. "The real difficulty begins when larger items need to be shipped, and that's what CitizenShipper aims to address," continues Obousy. "By connecting shipments with drivers already going somewhere anyway, we've seen customers save as much as 90% on their shipping costs."

About CitizenShipper is an online shipping marketplace that utilizes a peer-to-peer, auction-style platform to connect people in need of shipping services with drivers, haulers, and transporters throughout the United States and Canada. Launched in 2008 and headquartered in Denver, CO, CitizenShipper is free for customers to get quotes and for transporters to place bids. CitizenShipper employs a reverse auction style marketplace to connect shipments with drivers "headed some place anyway". Because of this, customers save as much as 90% on their shipping costs. CitizenShipper utilizes a community policed feedback system allowing users to rate other users based on their experience. This ensures that transporters are answerable for their services. To learn more about he eBay auction tool visit:

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