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Need something big shifting across the country? Here's a good way to do it.

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
http://www.shiply.com enables astute consumers to save up to 75% off their bill by matching themselves up with hauliers already travelling along a similar route.

With the dark cloud of the credit crunch descending, savvy consumers are listing goods they want to move on shiply.com. Feedback-rated hauliers looking to utilise their spare capacities are then placing competitive bids (like a reverse-auction) to carry out the jobs. By giving work to vehicles that would otherwise be empty, users of the site can expect significant savings and help minimize the number of wasted trips.

Anything that needs to be moved from boxes to boats can be listed on the site free and with no obligation to accept any prices received.

At any one time there are over 930,000 items listed on eBay which are available for local collection, usually due to their oversized nature. This may deter prospective bidders who dont live locally. The prospect of arranging a courier is time consuming and not to mention expensive. Shiply, a certified member of the eBay Developers Program, has developed eBay tools which allow bidders to import eBay items they have won or are currently bidding on into Shiply ready to receive to bids from transportation service providers.

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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Clickable link - http://www.shiply.com
#2
Good idea !
#3
Has anybody used this site? I'm tempted but it's effectively based on trust as there's very little feedback. I've just had a collection of large items cancelled by ParcelMarketeer for being too large, they refunded straight away but their booking system is the pits.
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Has anybody used this site? I'm tempted but it's effectively based on trust as there's very little feedback. I've just had a collection of large items cancelled by ParcelMarketeer for being too large, they refunded straight away but their booking system is the pits.



Haven't actually used it yet, but am planning to. I put a trial item on to test it out, and had loads of responses, most of which had enough feedback to form a judgment.

The bids came in lower and lower over a period of days, with earlier bidders coming back with lower bids in fact. I shall use one of the bidders shortly to move a sofa about 150 miles for around £60.
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We'll I've just booked to transport car parts. So I'll leave feedback too. The system is a little inflexible and i would like to be able to decline bids based on the 'feedback score' rather than 'price' or 'change of listing details' I also found the booking date calendar didn't always work and you couldn't alter the collection delivery dates, you have to re-submit the entire request.

Fingers crossed though - my bids varied from over £200 down to £50, I went for the £60 mark with the guy who'd been registered the longest and had 100% feedback.

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