New consumer friendly shipping sites help to drive the growth of domestic shipping
TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Shipping parcels has become a
multi-billion dollar business in North America and around the world.
While the Internet has negatively impacted traditional letter mail,
parcel volume has increased because of the Internet and consumers
buying goods via ecommerce. This has impacted the growth of UPS, FedEx,
and USPS parcel deliveries. They have reported tremendous growth in the
number of domestic shipments and sales over the first quarter 2013
according to Bloomberg (By Mary Jane Credeur, Published: April 25)
As quoted in the article, “UPS is benefiting from a 4.4 percent increase
in domestic deliveries driven by goods as varied as auto parts,
health-care products and clothing, which helped push sales up 2.3
percent to $13.4 billion. The company handles more than 16 million
packages and envelopes a day, making it a bellwether for the economy.”
Also, new sites have been launched that are benefitting both consumers
and businesses. One example site is ShipGooder.com which launched in 2007 as strictly a rates comparison site, but as of
August 2012 now transacts shipments on behalf of its users. ShipGooder.com allows a consumer or business shipper to shop the best rates, get
discounts and ship using most major carriers (as well as local and
regional carriers). The number of shipments has increased every month
since launch according to Franc Vodopivec, president ShipGooder Inc.
These new consumer friendly sites coupled with ecommerce transaction
sites will continue to spur the growth of shipping and prove to be a
boon to the economy.
About ShipGooder, Inc.
Toronto-based ShipGooder, Inc. was founded in October 2006 and developed
a multi-carrier rate engine that allows users to quickly compare
services from national, regional and local couriers in the U.S. and
Canada. ShipGooder.com provides an easy, fast rate engine to obtain the best shipping rates
and an easy user interface to complete your shipping transaction.