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July 08, 2008 08:08 ET

New Website DroppingBy.com Aims to Beat Rising Fuel Prices

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) -

Attention: News, Business and Oil & Gas Editors

DroppingBy.com, a new online shipping marketplace where people can get their items shipped and avoid paying shipping companies' increasingly high fuel surcharges; today officially launched at www.droppingby.com.

Users of the website can post a free listing of their shipping requirements and shipping providers who are already dropping by on the same route can bid to deliver the items at discounted rates. "As the shipping provider has already planned a trip along the same route, there are virtually no additional fuel costs. This allows the shipping provider to pass the savings on to the customer with massively discounted rates and without the high fuel surcharges that are commonly added," said Russell Paul, founder of DroppingBy.com.

"Users aren't just saving money but they're also helping reduce climate change. Shipping greatly contributes to climate change and with DroppingBy.com matching up customers with shipping providers who have empty space in their vehicles, it will save thousands of unnecessary trips and millions of wasted miles that are traveled every year. This dramatically reduces carbon emissions and helps to reduce climate change," said Paul.

DroppingBy.com's website has been developed to be simple and safe to use. Whilst users are under no obligation to accept a bid, if they choose to do so, they can be confident that safety is taken very seriously. "All shipping providers must be licensed and insured and also pass a 10-point inspection process before becoming a verified shipping provider. Not forgetting the feedback system, where users can view details of other users' previous conduct," said Paul.

DroppingBy.com's founder Russell Paul is a 28-year-old British entrepreneur who spends his time between Britain and Los Angeles and has run businesses involved in the internet industry for the majority of his adult life. He conceived the idea for the website last year when he was in the States and was looking to purchase a refrigerator from an online auction website. He wanted the item shipping from North Carolina to California but was shocked by the high quotes he received from shipping companies and knew there had to be a better way.

"I'm extremely pleased with the website we've developed," said Paul. "It genuinely will enable people to ship their items at hugely discounted rates and at the same time they won't need to worry about the rising price of fuel affecting their shipping costs. I'm also incredibly proud that we're doing our bit in the fight against climate change."

About DroppingBy.com

DroppingBy.com is an online shipping marketplace where people can find low-cost shipping services and avoid paying shipping companies' increasingly high fuel surcharges. Users of the website can post a free listing of their shipping requirements and shipping providers who are already dropping by on the same route can bid to deliver the items at discounted rates.

Users of the website are not only receiving discount shipping but are also helping reduce climate change because shipping providers are using their items to fill empty space in their vehicles. By filling this space it will save thousands of unnecessary trips and millions of wasted miles that are traveled every year; reducing carbon emissions dramatically and helping to reduce climate change. For more information, visit www.droppingby.com.

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