April 06, 2010 10:35 ET
ShipAlmostAnything.com Launches First Commission-Free Online Auction Shipping Site
Ship Your Most Complicated Stuff, Easily
WEST BABYLON, NY--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) - Each day Americans ship hundreds of millions of items across the country. Consumers want to know that their complicated stuff is being shipped at the best price, while shipping service providers want to maximize their load on every trip. Today, ShipAlmostAnything.com ushers in a new way for shippers and service providers to conveniently get the most out of their shipping experience by launching the first-ever commission-free, online auction shipping site.
ShipAlmostAnything.com has no registration fees. This means that shippers can list their stuff, select from multiple bids of nationally-ranked shipping service providers and choose their ideal provider based on their own criteria: date, route, reputation, reviews, or price. Unlike other sites, ShipAlmostAnything.com's transparent platform allows shippers and service providers to talk directly to each other to ensure that every shipment arrives perfectly. This direct communication gives community members a greater sense of trust and control than ever before. In addition, only ShipAlmostAnything.com allows members to upload photos, video, and text of their treasured items, allowing service providers to understand a shipper's precise needs before committing to a job. With one click, shippers can sit back, wait for multiple bids to come in, and ship their stuff at a mutually agreed upon price and terms.
"I was nervous at first to ship our show horse nearly 500 miles through an online site," said Jennifer Fiske, owner of Memory Field Stables in Montgomery, Alabama. "Our shipping service provider Keith was right on time and kept me updated the whole trip. I really love the program ShipAlmostAnything.com has created -- simple, reliable and trustworthy. What more can you ask when you're shipping your most cherished possessions?"
"Our goal is to create the most open and valuable platform for shippers and shipping service providers to find each other," said founder Michael Bader. "Whether, it's pets, cars or furniture, we know that shipping anything that doesn't come in a standard box is tough. That's why ShipAlmostAnything.com was designed to match the right job, with the right shipping service provider at the best price possible."
Shipping service providers (SSPs) on ShipAlmostAnything.com enjoy the benefits of unlimited bidding on an unlimited number of shipments, nationwide for about $1/day. The site gives independent, local, regional, and national carriers the opportunity to access previously unattainable jobs and eliminate partial loads forever. Because SSPs never pay a commission to use the site, they can enjoy greater freedom in pricing each load to grow their business.
Only ShipAlmostAnything.com's proprietary mobile E-lerts® system notifies each SSP when a shipping job becomes available along their route, or based on their criteria, so no opportunity is ever lost. The 24/7 automatic service alerts SSPs via text, email or phone about any new opportunities. Now, SSPs can bid on jobs, speak directly to shippers and make a sale in real time, without ever leaving their vehicle.
"Finally there's a shipping auction site that understands how we work," said Keith Groves, owner of Corny Creek Livestock. "With ShipAlmostAnything.com I can actually talk to the shipper before agreeing to the job and I can bid on unlimited jobs for one flat fee. One thing's for sure, I will never pay another commission again to haul a load in my truck."
Right now, shipping service providers can take advantage of ShipAlmostAnything.com's free trial offer. Just by registering, shipping service providers will be enrolled on the site and can find new opportunities immediately. SSPs can connect with returning college students, home buyers/sellers, small businesses, eBay retailers, and those shipping anything and everything from cars to pets and more.
To take advantage of the limited time, free offer, go to: www.ShipAlmostAnything.com.
ShipAlmostAnything.com offers the industry's easiest shipping for your complicated stuff. As the only commission-free online auction-shipping site, ShipAlmostAnything.com members get the greatest value for their shipping dollar. Community members and nationally ranked carriers place competitive bids utilizing ShipAlmostAnything.com's unique transparent platform that lets both shippers and carriers collaborate on the best price and the best way to ship. Its Web 2.0 platform allows customers to upload their items using text, video, or photo for the greatest detail on each shipment, and the proprietary E-lerts notifies each carrier when a shipping job becomes available along their route so no opportunity is ever lost. For more information go to: www.ShipAlmostAnything.com.