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Ease Their Pain: Six New Partners Tap uShip’s ‘Ugly Freight’ Delivery Solutions

5 Feb 2024

Shippers, Logistics Companies, and Supply Chain Solutions Providers Faced With Frustrating, Unfamiliar Freight Are Turning to uShip’s Technology and Transporter Network

LAS VEGAS – Feb. 5, 2024 – uShip, the fast, easy, and sustainable shipping solution for  oversized freight, today announced six newly signed partners that are leveraging its technology  and diversified truck capacity for delivery of “ugly freight,” including furniture, vehicles, and LTL  (less-than-truckload) shipments. Learn more at 

uShip’s six newest partners are PackageHub® and Retail Shipping Associates (RSA), STAAR  Supply Chain Solutions, Shipping Saint, ShipmentX, eTrac Technologies, and They  join existing uShip partners like eBay, Etsy, AscendTMS, and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, as well  as more than 100 In-Home Delivery partners and 35,000 LTL business shippers.  

This news was released at the Manifest logistics conference (Feb. 5-7), where uShip is a Silver  Sponsor.  

Unlocking Benefits and Services 

Whether integrating via API, accessing a custom portal, or becoming a referral partner,  shippers, intermediaries, and solution providers unlock valuable uShip benefits, services, and  features, including:  

● Instant bookable rates 

● Automated booking 

● AI-driven shipment protection 

● Diversified capacity that flexes with demand 

● uShip In-Home Delivery room-of-choice service with curated carrier networks ● uShip Logistics managed vehicle transport brokerage 

● uShip LTL Marketplace rates from 17 of the top 25 LTL carriers (Transport Topics

Ugly Freight Defined 

“Shippers of handcrafted furniture, classic cars, or LTL are frustrated by the expense, poor  experience, and damage rates they’ve come to expect with traditional carriers. uShip transforms  that ‘ugly freight’ experience into something beautiful through a combination of our technology  and diverse transporter network,” said Heather

Hoover-Salomon, CEO of uShip. 

“Our new partners announced today recognize the power of integration and automation when  solving for oversized deliveries, difficult geographies, and final mile visibility. These agreements  continue to deliver on our vision of being the wheel that drives large and bulky commerce  forward through our efficient, sustainable, and technology-led marketplace.”

PackageHub® and Retail Shipping Associates (RSA) 

Integration Type: Portal 

Categories: Household Goods, Vehicles, LTL, ‘Ugly Freight’ 

uShip is growing its retail presence into PackageHub Business Centers®, the nation’s second largest franchise system of retail shipping stores, and RSA's network of pack-and-ship stores,  giving customers access to more than 7,000 locations. Store customers consistently seek  support for oversized items, including motorcycles, boats, antiques, classic cars, and more. 

STAAR Supply Chain Solutions 

Integration Type: API 

Categories: Household Goods/Furniture, Vehicles, LTL, ‘Ugly Freight’ 

STAAR, a 3PL offering end-to-end and proprietary supply chain management solutions, is  leveraging uShip to support multiple tough-to-ship categories. 

Shipping Saint 

Integration Type: API 

Categories: Household Goods/Furniture 

Shipping Saint, an auction house software solution that automates and streamlines the packing  and shipping experience, is leveraging a uShip In-Home Delivery custom portal for white glove  delivery of household goods and high-end furniture.  


Integration Type: API 

Category: LTL 

ShipmentX, a 3PL TMS, offers end-to-end shipment visibility and features a built-in LTL rate  quote engine. Utilizing the uShip marketplace enables efficient rate procurement from various  carriers through a single point of contact. 

eTrac Technologies 

Integration Type: API 

Category: LTL 

eTrac Technologies, a first and last-mile TMS platform, offers uShip’s LTL marketplace to its  shippers who can book on their own and as a middle-mile segment. 

Partner Type: Referral 

Categories: eCommerce logistics, LTL is a match-making service for brands looking for recommended fulfillment partners.  Fulfill helps 300+ brands per month find the right warehousing and fulfillment partners by  running a free analysis of their 2,500+ 3PL partners and introducing the brand to their top finds.  Fulfill is partnering with uShip as its LTL freight partner of choice to give a better overall LTL  solution to 3PLs on their network and the brands they are assisting. 

2023 Year in Review

uShip exited 2023 profitable despite macroeconomic challenges, massive excess capacity,  inflationary pressures, geopolitical strife, and high trucking operational costs. Key 2023 uShip  highlights include: 

Over $1.4 billion in goods (GMV) moved through the uShip marketplace ● 690,000 shipments – or one every minute – were listed on uShip 

233,000 business shipments listed on uShip  

50% of uShip’s revenue came from business shippers 

70% pilot-to-partner conversion for In-Home Delivery customers 

47% YoY growth by uShip Logistics, uShip’s brokerage subsidiary, as well as an  impressive 37% reduction in Service Recovery Per Unit (SRPU) 

30,000 LTL shippers 

31,600 active transporters placed at least one bid 

About uShip 

uShip makes shipping large or bulky items quick, easy, and sustainable. From cars to cranes and  furniture to freight, our straightforward and transparent platform helps people, businesses, and e commerce sellers ship with incredible speed and efficiency. Launched in 2004, uShip is based in  Austin, Texas. Find out more at or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, X, and LinkedIn for the latest updates. 

Media Contact:  

Diffusion PR for uShip 

+1 (646) 571-0120

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