uShip connects people who need somethingmoved with the movers willing and able to do the job
Expected pay: You set it
Commissions & fees: 20%
Requirements: A truck; the ability to move heavy objects; and a smart phone
uShip is a marketing platform that connects movers with people who are trying to ship things, from furniture to pets. The site works much like competitor, Citizen Shipper, in that movers are encouraged to sign up and fill their trucks with additional on-the-way deliveries.
How it works
At both sites, movers bid on jobs, setting their own rate of pay. Clients determine which bid they’ll accept.
uShip collects payment on the shipper’s behalf and releases it as soon as the shipper marks “delivered” on the app. The site is generally user friendly, but penalizes drivers if they cancel too many jobs or cancel at the last minute. (This would understandably upset customers.)
The fact that uShip collects payment for you is a plus. (Citizen Shipper expects movers to collect payment directly from the client.)
However, in some other ways Citizen Shipper appears to be more user friendly. CitizenShipper charges somewhat lower fees and provides a map that lists other on-the-way deliveries between the shipper’s current location and his or her destination. This gives the freelancer the ability to add revenue without a lot of additional driving.
That said, there is no downside to signing up with both apps. And that would be our recommendation to get the most work.
from Site Jabber
Great for extra income or a full time travel job. Overall a great company to work for. If you need to take a break you can and come right back to where you left off, even if it’s a few months afterward
Very rewarding job that took me to new places. Learned a lot being on the road. Great business to be in if you can afford it. Management was organized and did a great job