Like most marketplaces on the Internet (think Airbnb, Uber, TaskRabbit), uShip aims to solve more than one problem with their service.
Jutilla says, “With uShip, everyone wins. Customers save money. Transporters maximize profits. Mother Earth catches a break from excess pollution. And yes, uShip makes some money in the process.”
When it comes to shipping, our focus is often on the high cost, not the ineffective process and pollution.
Thankfully, Jutilla informed us, “Today, in the U.S., 1 in 4 trucks drivers around empty, resulting in $188 billion in economic waste. But transporters on our site are often filling their excess space, and can offer it at a discount. This also means instead of trucks belching CO2 unnecessarily, they are kept off the road. Only full/fuller trucks are on the road.”
So essentially, you can feel good about saving money and getting your dream furniture delivered right to your front door!
For more information on the Austin-based company founded in 2003, visit uShip.com.