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7 Websites That Keep Entrepreneurs Up to Speed on the Latest Trends

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s a particular type of entrepreneur that loves a good side-hustle. The options are well-established: eBay flipping, Dropshipping, and affiliate marketing through a niche website are all practically tropes. But to get a foothold, you’ll need to pick a trend that people care about. And…

Opinion/Analysis

How Amazon and Uber Are Disrupting the Transportation Industry

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Amazon and Uber are in the process of launching initiatives that will disrupt the transportation industry by cutting out the middleman. With the start of each new year, there’s always at least one or two “major” events that will shake up the transportation industry…

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Want to Reduce Shipping Damage? Pretend You’re Shipping TVs

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

High-end bike startup Van Moof had a problem: Their business relied on shipping their bikes in massive flat boxes, but many were damaged en route. It wasn’t just one shipper, either. They “tried them all,” according to Van Moof’s cofounder and designer. So they came…

Trends

Will UPS and FedEx DIM Changes Affect Shipping in 2015?

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The world’s two largest parcel shippers will be shaking up the world of shipping in 2015. Earlier this year, FedEx announced that dimensional weight rules would apply to all of their shipments. This change is scheduled to take effect at the beginning of 2015….

Sharing Economy

5 International Startups Shaking up Crowdsourced Shipping

By | Mar 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

From crowdfunding platforms to ridesharing apps, the Sharing Economy is thriving. Almost every major sector has been affected by the P2P phenomenon, with collaborative consumption posing a serious alternative to more traditional business models. Crowdsourced shipping – where travelers bring items to people along…

Business

Indianapolis

Carry is Massively Disruptive to the Traditional Shipping Market

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

Every day there are millions of people flying commercial airlines across the globe – why not take advantage of that? Carry has today announced the launch of their new service that connects people who want to ship things with travelers who can carry the…

Business

Miami

Mobile Shipping Service Shyp To Launch In Miami

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm

When was the last time you were in a post office, trying to figure out how to ship that big box at an affordable yet reliable price? If it’s been a while, lucky you because it’s a hassle. Between finding the right service, the…

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London

SocioTransit Is a Sustainable and Cost-Effective Way to Transport Products around the Globe

By | Mar 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Need an economical and safe way to send something to the other side of the world (or maybe just the other side of the state) and have some flexibility as to how and when it gets there? Perhaps SocioTransit can help you out. SocioTransit…

Startup

Shiphawk Offers Headache-Free Shipping

By | May 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Do you sell on auction sites like eBay or Amazon? Like money, but hate shipping?  Me too! ShipHawk provides packing, shipping, insurance, and residential or commercial pickup services for shipments of any size.  “You can overnight a letter, or ship an earthmover, in less…

Events

DC

Umba Box: A Monthly Surprise Package of Handmade Goodies for Women

By | Nov 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

DC startup Umba Box made its first monthly shipment in October, surprising women with lip balm made with distilled herbs, a zipper pouch/glasses case, and hand-dipped beeswax birthday candles. These handmade products were crafted by designers like Stewart & Claire, Herriott Grace, and SevenWhiteRabbits….

Startups & Apps

Chicago

VendASnack: The Online Vending Machine

By | Jul 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

Ever get hungry while you’re in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? Looking for a quick snack at the office to cure your case of the Mondays? Maybe you’re pulling an all-nighter at the library and need a study break. You know what…