Shipbird: A Crowdsourced Delivery Service Launches in the Bay Area

A new 24/7 delivery service launched in the Bay Area, using "on your way" technology and couriers who deliver packages during their daily commute.

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014

Shipbird, a new 24/7 delivery service using “on your way” technology launched in the Bay Area on May 1.

Shipbird aims to provide more cost and energy efficient local shipments for small businesses and their customers. The service utilizes a network of contracted delivery personnel traveling their normal daily route. After just six weeks, Shipbird has amassed over 800 delivery personnel in all nine counties within the Bay Area, providing service for up to 111 cities.

“Shipbird matches contracted delivery personnel with job orders based on common time and location algorithms, creating a new level of efficiency,” says Marc Diamond, CEO of Shipbird. “Essentially, we have created the first on-your-way delivery system.”

For example, Jim is stuck at the office all day and can’t make brunch on Mother’s Day, so he decides to send a box of chocolates to his mother's house in Walnut Creek. He places the order at his favorite Russian Hill chocolate shop, and creates an immediate delivery on Shipbird.com. Shipbird provides convenience for the customer and helps businesses grow.

*Value for Business and Customers: Shipbird offers an On-Demand delivery option with no long term contracts and delivers for up to 75% less than traditional delivery services. Using Shipbird.com, users can set up deliveries days in advance, or immediately. For example, the Shipbird delivery fee can be added to your customer’s order, creating a no cost delivery option. On the other hand, the customer can independently process and pay for the order at Shipbird.com.

*Benefit for Contracted Delivery Personnel: As independent contractors, drivers will typically earn $10 per hour, and up to 85% of the delivery fee charged. After registering, delivery jobs that match a user’s availability are notified. Available delivery jobs can be viewed in real-time on Shipbird.com/deliver.

Shipbird prides itself on reliability and efficiency. In a system of checks and balances, the driver receives payment when the recipient provides a redemption code as a receipt.

To celebrate the launch of the company, Shipbird will donate $5,000 worth of food to Bay Area homeless shelters using the Shipbird model of efficiency and convenience.

From May 9, 2014 through May 19, 2014, Shipbird is offering to pick up a box or bag (5 pounds of less) from anyone who would like to donate to an area shelter. To be added to our pick-up list, please email donations(at)shipbird(dot)com, and we will arrange delivery for no charge.

Media Contact:     Emily Catalano
                Highly Social Media
                emily(at)highlysocialmedia(dot)com
                (724) 986-6336


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