ManyShip Helps You Find Travel Companions for Elderly

Find Travel Companions with ManyShip

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Janvi is a 30 year old woman from the U.S. who has recently come across a problem. She tried to help her parents travel from India to the United States. Her father is 66 years old and her mother is 60. They needed help during the trip since there were issues with getting through security checkpoints, with carrying heavy luggage, and other emergencies that cropped up. Janvi tried four different ways to assist her parents in their journey.

Family and Friends
The first method Janvi tried was enlisting the help of her family and friends. She did this by planning their trip 2 months early. Janvi tried to find family and friends from the same area who were going to travel at the same time. That way they could book tickets together and travel at the same time. If this had worked, it would’ve been a great way to help her elderly parents feel comfortable in their trip and get by the various problems associated with travel. The problem was that she couldn’t find anyone who was planning on a similar trip at the same time.

Social Networks
Another method Janvi attempted was finding people in her social networks that could travel with her parents. After all, if you can’t find any friends or family members to help, the next best thing is an acquaintance, or even a friend of a friend. This turned up a few more leads, but still there was no one who quite worked out.

ManyShip
The next method Janvi attempted was using the ManyShip site. She searched for people who were planning on making a similar trip through the search function on the site. This initially resulted in very few matches. So, instead Janvi used the feature on the site to request whether other members on the site could help her parents with travel.

Wheelchair Service
Janvi also took the step of calling the customer service line for the airline a few weeks before the travel was going to take place. She asked for wheel chair service so her elderly parents would have an easier time moving around. The idea was that this step would at least help her parents move through the gates and get their bags taken care of.

So in the end, Janvi failed to get any help from her family, her friends, or her social network. Manyship didn’t pan out either, and she used wheel chair service to at least get her parents through the gate, but failed completely to guide her parents beyond that. Janvi is someone who understands just how important a travel companion to accompany parents in need really is. She is now determined to help out a member of ManyShip find a travel companion for her parents.
Easily find travel companions on ManyShip.com

Disclaimer: Names of people in this article have been changed to protect their privacy.

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Manyship enables international shipping of a toy in record time and at an affordable price

Overseas shipping using ManyShip

Kids love the mini indoor helicopter – photo courtesy Amazon.com

Roopali, a 30-year-old Indian working in USA, sends a lot of things to her family and friends in India. She says that they love American goods. Their favorite items are clothes, candy and toys. Roopali buys them in the local stores or malls and ships them to India. Lately the shipping costs have increased and she started seeing a rise in her expenses.

In one occasion, Roopali wanted to surprise her friend’s son on his birthday. She bought a wonderful toy, a mini indoor helicopter, and planned to ship it to India. However, the shipping cost estimate seemed exorbitant and was higher than the cost of the toy itself. So, she dropped the plan of shipping it.

Coincidentally, the next day she heard about ManyShip via Facebook from one of her friends, Swaathi.  Swaathi had posted her travel plans to India on ManyShip and was willing to help out Roopali with her toy delivery.  Roopali was delighted and immediately became a member of ManyShip community and placed a request to ship her helicopter.  Swaathi responded and accepted Roopali’s request to take the toy with her.  ManyShip enabled Roopali to pay a modest amount to Swaathi for the wonderful and timely help she provided.

ManyShip is a social shipping and delivery platform that connects friends to ship for each other. It leverages your already existing social network and enables its members to send messages to all your friends.  This is how Roopali and Swaathi were able to work with each other and solve their shipping problem. ManyShip, is built on the premise of making all exchanges a Win-Win exchange. Roopali was able to send the toy at an affordable price and Swaathi was able to get a little bit of extra money that compensated her for her efforts and travel.

ManyShip members also report that an exchange such as this also builds stronger relationships and bonds between people as the whole transaction is done primarily with the purpose of helping out each other more than for profit.  That’s the kind of social transformation that ManyShip takes pride in bringing about.

Disclaimer: Names of people in this article have been changed to protect their privacy.