uShip connects people who need somethingmoved with the movers willing and able to do the job

Expected pay: You set it

Husl$core: $$$$

Commissions & fees: 20%

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: A truck; the ability to move heavy objects; and a smart phone

What is uShip?

uShip is a marketing platform that connects movers with people who are trying to ship things, from furniture to pets.

How it works

The site works much like competitor, Citizen Shipper, in that independent movers and truck owners are encouraged to sign up and create a profile.

Once on the platform, shippers can search for customers either based on a starting location — or based on the route they’re planning to drive.

The notion is that if you have a half-empty truck, you can use these sites to book on-the-way jobs. At least in theory, that should provide additional income — without a lot of additional work and miles — for you. And, because you’re not going terribly far out of your way, you can potentially offer a better-than-average shipping rate to the customer, too.

At both sites, movers bid on jobs, setting their own rate of pay. Clients determine which bid they’ll accept.


The shipper determines what payment methods they’ll accept and how they’d like to be paid. uShip offers several options, including collecting a deposit upfront and allowing the shipper to collect the remaining balance on delivery. However, you can also have the site collect payment on your behalf and release it as soon as you mark “delivered” on the app.

The site takes a commission on each shipment, which ranges from 10% to 20%, depending on the goods that are being shipped and the total cost of the shipment.

Helpfully, the site provides a calculator that allows the shipper to simply fold the site’s fees into their bid. So, let’s say you want to earn $500 on a shipment, you plug that into uShip’s calculator and it might tell you to bid $595. That gets you the $500 you wanted, while the extra $95 pays the site’s fees.


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.)

uShip vs. Citizen Shipper

Although these two platforms work similarly — i.e. they let shippers set their own rates; bid on the jobs they want; and determine their own payment terms — there are a few differences.

Citizen Shipper charges a flat monthly fee for using the service vs. a commission at uShip. The flat fee is relatively modest but you pay it, regardless of whether or not you get work.

With uShip, you only pay fees if you book a job. And at least in theory, you can recover the fee by simply folding it into the cost of your bid.

Meanwhile, Citizen Shipper expects movers to collect payments directly from the client. uShip can collect payment for you. That allows your clients to use more payment methods than, say, a personal check or cash.


These are both good platforms for shippers and customers alike. There is little downside to signing up with both apps. And that would be our recommendation to get the most work. You can learn more about Citizen Shipper here.

You can sign up with uShip here.

from Site Jabber

I used to ship for UShip. Had a perfect rating. Night before my last trip my partner broke his leg and I was unable to find a replacement. UShip told me I would no longer be able to accept deliveries if I cancelled my shipments. So I did it on my own. I scratched a ladies floor and offered to pay for it to be refinished. Now I am kicked off the site and they tell me that I won’t be paid for my shipments I already did.

From Indeed

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.

Updated 1/4/2024

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