AUSTIN, Texas and ST. LOUIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- uShip and ShipWorks today announced they have teamed together. ShipWorks customers selling oversized, palletized goods on multi-platform e-commerce channels such as Amazon, eBay, Magento, Shopify, Etsy and others, or moving inventory between warehouses, can now use uShip to access bookable rates directly from the nation's top less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers. This addresses the problem many sellers face when shipping goods that are too large to easily and affordably ship through conventional methods.
uShip is partnered with nearly 30 LTL carriers, including three of the nation's top providers - Con-way Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line and YRC Freight. These carriers offer fair, competitive pricing based on the dimensions or freight class plus weight. Not only do ShipWorks customers get access to rates not available in the open market, it also gives them one place to find carriers, book, dispatch, track, audit and pay.
"Getting direct, competitive rates when shipping large or palletized goods mean online merchants using ShipWorks can stay competitive in the marketplace," said Phil Strohl, vice president, business development at uShip. "uShip's relationships with top LTL providers offers direct access to rates that aren't available in the open market, further expanding ShipWorks' market-leading offering for online sellers."
"uShip is a pioneer in the LTL marketplace, and their ability to provide streamlined shipping solutions for oversized items is recognized across the industry," said Wes Clayton, Co-CEO and COO of ShipWorks. "Like ShipWorks, they are known for their reliability and focus on the customer, and we look forward to partnering with them so that ShipWorks customers can easily ship oversized items using uShip's LTL services."
Thanks to this partnership, ShipWorks customers can also receive exclusive uShip discounts, including a $5 rebate on all shipments sent via uShip (account credited quarterly), or a volume discount when they ship five or more shipments a month via uShip.
ShipWorks customers can sign up for instant access to LTL quotes on uShip's website: http://www.uship.com/shipworks-sign-up. Customers may already be familiar with uShip because they are eBay's larger-than-parcel (LTP) global shipping partner. In addition, uShip is featured on A&E's popular reality TV show "Shipping Wars" where independent truckers compete to transport loads found on uShip.com. Season 6 premiered June 3 and airs Tuesdays at 10/9c.
uShip is the global transport marketplace that's reinventing logistics. By moving it entirely online and to mobile devices, it brings greater automation, transparency and efficiency to the traditionally inefficient shipping industry. Primarily serving the commercial freight, vehicles, and household goods markets, the uShip freight exchange seamlessly connects shipping customers - from freight brokers to business shippers and consumers - with feedback-rated transportation service providers that engage in online fixed price, spot market and auction-based transactions. Based in Austin, Texas, and Amsterdam, the company operates globally with localized sites in 19 countries and regions on six continents. It is backed by Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and is featured on "Shipping Wars," A&E's real-life series broadcast worldwide. http://www.uship.com
ShipWorks® is the ecommerce industry's leading shipping software provider since 2002. ShipWorks has played a critical role in helping tens of thousands of online companies streamline their daily shipping operations by processing multiple shipping labels at one time, automatically emailing customers, posting tracking information to each sales channel, and more. It is integrated with over 40 selling platforms, and supports DHL Global Mail, FedEx, FedEx Canada, i-parcel, OnTrac, UPS, UPS Canada and USPS (including Endicia, Express1 and Stamps.com). For additional information and a free 30-day trial, visit http://www.shipworks.com.