Hammering Down the Price of Deliveries

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Whenever as a family you decide to make a major and/or expensive purchase this can be a big strain on your budget, but it often involves looking on the internet as your first port of call even if it is just to gauge the kind of prices you can expect to find. However, with online auction sites like eBay or classified sites like Craigslist, you have access to thousands of items that match your needs but often with these expensive or large items, they are only available for ‘pick-up only’ which can be a major problem if you find your dream sofa set at an extremely affordable price which perfectly fits your budget but doesn’t fit in your car and/or the seller lives in New York and you live in Austin! Before you had two options:

      1. Pay for one of the ‘big-boy’ couriers to transport the item, which could end up being more    expensive than the cost of the item itself!
     2. Settle for something else that’s closer to you, or go to a high street retailer and a pay a higher cost for the item However, there is now a third option!

Online shipping platforms such like uShip, help regular consumers save large amounts on the cost of shipping, with their reserve auction format and load sharing options, couriers bid for your shipment, meaning that the cost of shipping far gets lower and lower, as instead of just transporting your item, they will transport many goods on the same route, passing the cost saving onto you. For added safety uShip uses a feedback system, so that if you book through uShip, you can view feedback and reviews of the transport providers, meaning that you can make a safe and choice.

Using online classified sites in partnership with transporters competing for work using uShip for courier jobs help you make huge savings, find good quality items and increase the number of items that you can consider. So now if your sofa suddenly collapses or computer explodes you can find a replacement and have it delivered and it won’t ruin your budget!

This is a partnered post with Amir Patel on behalf of uShip

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  1. Brandy says:

    Interesting post with good tips!