Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
CitizenShipper is a new service aimed at connecting people who do not have the time or equipment to ship items with those who can do the shipping. The site bypasses expensive brokers and directly connects the consumer with the service provider, leading to dramatic reductions in cost and improvements in overall efficiency. The site recently announced expansion into the furniture shipping marketplace, allowing customers to get furniture shipping rates from the thousands of drivers signed up to the site.
"Furniture is typically, big and bulky and most people's vehicles are not large enough to accommodate such items," says CEO Richard Obousy. "What we offer is a way for these people to instantly connect with a network of feedback rated drivers who have the time, muscles and equipment needed to transport their stuff."
Cost has played a significant role in attracting consumers to CitizenShipper.com. Because the company aims to connect customers with drivers going somewhere anyway, costs are driven down, sometimes by as much as 90% compared to the national average.
"By expanding into the furniture shipping marketplace we open up a wide variety of options for people who like to save money on their purchases by buying off of classified sites like Craigslist," says Obousy. "Furniture is bought and sold on Craigslist frequently, but one of the headaches for consumers is just how to ship the bulky purchase from the sellers door to their own door," continues Obousy. "CitizenShipper offers them an almost-instantaneous and cost effective solution."
Obousy believes that CitizenShipper's environmentally friendly platform has also helped to boost the companies' popularity. “We live in a world where people are increasingly conscious of things like emissions and carbon footprints,” said Obousy. “Our customers are impressed with our ability to reduce carbon emissions by connect shipments with drivers headed somewhere anyway.” Since its start in 2008, CitizenShipper has reduced carbon emissions by and estimated six million pounds.
CitizenShipper.com 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.com was originally designed to connect people who need items shipped to a particular location with people already traveling in that direction.