Trust / Travel networks – what the heck are they?

At ManyShip, there is a lot of talk about “travel networks” or “trust networks”. In fact, travel networks form the crux of the working principles of ManyShip. Thus their purpose and need has to be clearly understood.

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As said in a previous post, Trust, security, risk, and ManyShip, ManyShip puts significant emphasis on connecting people who know each other already; either very closely or to some extent. Close relationships may be found inside a family, within friends, colleagues, or classmates. Distant relationships may be common at a workplace, worship places, universities, etc.

ManyShip attempts to connect those people that already form a part of “some” network, such as a family or friends network (e.g. Facebook), colleagues or co-workers network (e.g. corporation, enterprise, or company ), students network (e.g. schools or universities). And in almost all cases, a user may belong to at least one network.

ManyShip’s users, when signing up, must select a network they wish to associate with. The network may be the company they work at, the school they attend, or the social network they participate in. For example, a user may associate to a company and may consider their company name along with the company’s specific location when assigning the travel network. For example, when selecting Microsoft Corp. as their travel network, user may select Microsoft Corp. Redmond, WA if primary work location is Redmond office. On the other hand, if the primary work location is Sunnyvale, CA then the user may select Microsoft Sunnyvale CA as their travel network. (A user may belong to multiple networks.)

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A travel network begets trust and lets other users seek or provide services with confidence and reliably. And it eventually helps creating happy users.

So, choose a travel network and have a safe & happy manyshipping.

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At ManyShip find various possibilities to ship stuff; Save money to send, earn rewards to deliver;

ManyShip is an online venue that brings together travelers and senders. Travelers carry goods for their friends, colleagues, or friends’ friends who might be interested in sending goods with them (“senders”). Travelers utilize extra space in their vehicle or luggage to transport goods. They may receive a payment for the shipping services from senders or just earn goodwill depending on how they advertise their services. Senders, on the other hand, save money on their shipping needs, receive a personalized shipping service and a better tracking for their shipment.

Our goal is to create smart social networks that will empower its members with ideas and tools that in turn affect its members positively.  ManyShip is an attempt at creating one of the smart social networks (let’s call it a smart travel network), by bringing together travelers and senders who act responsibly, and help each other to conserve resources (i.e. travelers’ earn rewards and senders save money; Also, both collectively create a greener environment by eliminating shipments that may have been shipped using traditional means).

Become a part of this new smart social network and make a difference for yourself and others.