uShip is an online shipping marketplace that connects people with customer-reviewed transport companies that can move hard-to-ship items such as cars, motorcycles, boats, household goods, LTL (less-than-truckload), FTL (full truckload), heavy equipment, horses and more. Transporters place competing bids to win a customer’s business, which brings down delivery costs and makes shipping more affordable and efficient.
Launched in 2004, uShip operates globally with localized functionality in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, the European Union, Canada and Australia.
uShip is a privately-held company of 70 employees based in Austin, Texas, with European headquarters in Amsterdam.
uShip makes it easy to get in touch with thousands of shipping and moving companies, making it simple and affordable to ship or move anything. Companies bid for business and drive down prices allowing customers to decide on carrier based on feedback and unbiased customer reviews.
Our customer-reviews system allows our users to make informed decisions when selecting a transporter. uShip customer satisfaction rates at 98% overall and people save an average of 50% over published rates. For more information on shipping with uShip click here.
uShip gives shipping and moving companies free and immediate access to transport jobs – carriers only pay a transaction fee on jobs they complete. With thousands of shipments listed and available on any given day, owner-operators and large freight carriers alike have an equal opportunity to bid on jobs that suit their needs and routes. Through uShip, service providers can fill excess capacity or find profitable backhauls that help maximize their business and time on the road. uShip also gives service providers free tools to help them establish and build their online business reputation through its feedback system and customer reviews. For more information on becoming a uShip Service Provider, click here.
In many ways, uShip.com was born in the back of a rented moving van. As CEO and Founder Matt Chasen was moving from Seattle to Texas, his mother had been struggling to move a dresser from Ohio to Texas. When Matt arrived to pick up the 9-foot van he ordered, it was sold out, leaving him with a 20-foot truck. As he drove the virtually empty truck to Texas, he wondered if there may be someone in a similar situation in Ohio with enough room to bring home his mother’s dresser. Matt continued to tinker with the idea over the coming year, and when he arrived at the University of Texas, he eventually joined with fellow business school students Jay Manickam and Mickey Millsap. The three further developed the business plan to take advantage of all these empty trucks to make shipping more affordable.