Small businesses finding alternatives to traditional freight shipping companies

If you own a small business, you try to save money at every turn. And if you own a small business that’s dependent on shipping goods to customers, you know that transportation costs eat into your bottom line. Traditional freight shipping corporations hold all the cards when it comes to dealing with small businesses. These Read more about Small businesses finding alternatives to traditional freight shipping companies[…]

How to transport large RV trailers

Transporting a large recreational vehicle is a two-part process: first finding a driver to haul it for you, then getting the RV trailer ready for the road. Online shipping companies like Citizenshipper connect people who need large vehicles transported with independent drivers who can do the job, and usually cheaper than traditional shipping companies. The Read more about How to transport large RV trailers[…]

Escrow updates make payment easier for drivers and shippers

A new Escrow service will make it easier for CitizenShipper drivers and customers to finish their transactions once the shipment is complete. Beginning this month, shippers now have the ability to pay for the entire shipment with a credit card and drivers will begin receiving payment directly into their bank accounts. Drivers will also have Read more about Escrow updates make payment easier for drivers and shippers[…]

Friends, strangers worked to reunite man, dog separated during accident

By Ron Watson Jr. She’d helped reunite estranged pets with owners before, but when CitizenShipper Customer Service Manager Jennifer Buchanan learned of Tyler Keller and his puppy Addie’s plight, she knew the situation was unique. The pair were separated after a car accident in Colorado resulted in Tyler being transported to hospitals in Colorado and Read more about Friends, strangers worked to reunite man, dog separated during accident[…]

Client trust, emerging markets key to future of the sharing economy

By Ron Watson, Jr. As technology evolves and mainstream consumers embrace the values of the sharing economy, many analysts expect the idea to spread to new markets and avenues. But because the sharing economy relies almost exclusively on digital outfits (not brick-and-mortar locations) the average person’s willingness to trust the person at the other end Read more about Client trust, emerging markets key to future of the sharing economy[…]

As the Sharing Economy Grows, Established Businesses Balk

By Ron Watson, Jr. On any given night, up to 40,000 people acquire private rooms in 30,000 cities across 192 countries through Airbnb, a digital service that connects those looking for affordable lodging with property owners wanting to profit by renting their unused living quarters. In seven years, Airbnb has become a titan of the sharing Read more about As the Sharing Economy Grows, Established Businesses Balk[…]

The Sharing Economy Puts Business, Profit in Your Hands

By Ron Watson, Jr. The recent phenomenon of the sharing economy, which allows everyday people to sell services, rent underused valuables, and monetize durable goods they no longer need, has become the fastest growing digital business concept in the past ten years. In 2013, Forbes magazine estimated the sharing economy pulled in more than $3.5 Read more about The Sharing Economy Puts Business, Profit in Your Hands[…]

How To Ship Baked Goods

There’s nothing like your mom’s baked goods, but getting a taste of home when you live several states away can be a challenge. Because of their perishable nature, shipping baked goods takes planning and timeliness. Here’s a few tips for shipping baked goods. First, you’ll need to determine if the treats you want to ship Read more about How To Ship Baked Goods[…]

How to Move a Heavy Safe

Even if you’re handling a move yourself, a large, heavy safe is one of the items you may need help transporting. Unlike portable safes, large safes are not built with easy transport in mind. They are built to stay in one place and keep everything but the owner out. This combination makes heavy safes one of Read more about How to Move a Heavy Safe[…]

CitizenShipper joins tech incubator Capitol Factory

  CitizenShipper announced this week it has joined prestigious tech incubator Capitol Factory. Located in downtown Austin, TX, Capitol Factory allows web-based companies to connect with mentors, technologists, and ideas under one roof. Capitol Factory has partnered with tech giants Google, AT&T and several other companies. It has also hosted President Obama, Sen. Ted Cruz Read more about CitizenShipper joins tech incubator Capitol Factory[…]