In the past few weeks ManyShip has been seeing a lot of coverage in the press. Recently, BeforeItsNews.com did a piece on focusing on how we are connecting travelers around the world with people who need to send goods. The article features some awesome points on how high prices, obligations, and a lack of efficiency in the shipping market have created problems for senders, and “many of the uncertainties and high costs are eliminated with ManyShip, which even supports international delivery”.
Here are some other highlights of the article:
” ManyShip, is attempting to offer similar revolution in connecting travelers with cargo”
“ManyShip could surely be one of its kind, Social Shipping Platform”
“Travelers can go to the site and make a post detailing their trip, how much extra space they have and how much they want to be paid to carry a package for someone”
“Travelers stand to earn money as well as rewards, apart from making new connections and friends.”
They also commented on the trust and safety factor which is our number one priority at ManyShip saying “ManyShip is offering similar services in the cargo shipment segment. Platforms like AirBNB have already proven that such innovations do work against the obvious factor of distrust. Do give the platform a chance and let us know your views.”
According to USPS website, the time to deliver a package between Sunnyvale, CA and Redwood City, CA is about 48 hours when using standard delivery option. If the package is dropped off today, June 5, after 8.00 AM then it may delivered on June 7, 2013.
Although this example is an extreme case, it sheds light on an important shortcoming of the delivery system – the delivery time frames do not agree with the speed facilitated by existing transportation systems. For example, it may take less than hour to drive to Redwood City from Sunnyvale. Thus, we would expect the package be delivered in a much lesser time frame than what is projected on the USPS website.
ManyShip tries to uncover possibilities of resolving this disconnect. It connects people who travel, either short distance such as daily commute or long distance such as scheduled travel, with people who need to send goods.
Sign up free now at ManyShip, post a trip and carry goods for other people, or send goods with other people when they travel. Using this platform we can realize the time frames that we think are reasonable rather than the traditional 48 hours.
What do you think? Do you feel the same way that something is amiss when 15 miles of distance needs 48 hours of time to cover?