The online logistics provider uShip has announced a partnership with the online auction business eBay, when it comes to arranging larger-than-parcel shipments.
uShip-powered delivery options will be incorporated across eBay categories that frequently contain LTP goods over 150 lbs. and buyer-arranged shipping, according to a news release.
Initially available in eBay Motors’ U.S. vehicles, motorcycles, powersports and boats, more categories will be added this spring. Within a year, uShip will be integrated into global eBay properties, more deeply into listings and in the buyer checkout process.
“uShip’s agreement with eBay is a natural fit for several reasons,” said Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip. “First, we’ve spent the last 10 years pioneering collaborative consumption and building a global network of more than 500,000 registered carriers that can handle LTP specialty shipments, whether that’s vehicles, heavy equipment, household goods, traditional freight or the truly unusual.”
“Second, eBay users are very familiar with uShip’s eBay-like feedback system, which helps them choose a carrier from among those with an average score greater than 97%positive," he said. "And finally, price. eBay buyers have saved $20 million in shipping costs through uShip. For transporter service providers on uShip, this translates into more opportunity with extremely high-intent shipping customers.”
Since 2007, 93,000 users have linked their eBay accounts with uShip, which has seen over 560,000 eBay items valued at $712 million listed for shipping. To date, total shipping cost of eBay goods on uShip is nearly $75 million, about 15% of uShip’s all-time total shipping volume of $500M.