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uShip: The eBay of Shipping
CNBC.com | July 05, 2011 | 06:06 PM EDT

There’s a high-tech shipping alternative that is offering a unique new way to move your stuff across the country as more than 20 million Americans prepare to move this summer. Business is booming for an Austin, Texas based company called uShip, an online shipping marketplace that connects people needing goods moved with transporters who have extra room in their trucks.

“We have really seen in the last couple of years a perfect storm in transportation,” says Matt Chasen, CEO of uShip. “Record high diesel prices, reduced capacity due to truckers going out of business in the recession has reduced supply and caused moving prices to spike upwards.” Chasen says that as fuel and moving prices go up, so has uShip’s business “We see more people interested in trying to save money…they use our site to get competitive quotes from movers that want to fill partial trucks.” His business has grown internationally with offices now throughout the US & Canada, Europe and Australia.

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