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.