Dealing with packages is a pain. A pain San Francisco-based on-demand shipping company Shyp has worked hard to ease.
They initially came up with a solution so that you don't need to pack your own boxes and deliver them to the post office. Users just have to snap a picture of what needs to be sent using their phone and Shyps app, then a courier shows up and handle the rest. They also made it possible to send your packages without knowing the right adress.
Now they have teamed up with Ebay to make the holiday shipping a little merrier, according to TechCrunch.
Could Be a Huge Deal for the Startup
With The Ebay integration sellers on Ebay simply need to connect their Ebay account in the Shyp app and then their recently sold items will appear. To request a pickup they select the item they would like to ship, and 20 minutes later a shyper will arrive and go to work.
For sellers this may be a convenient solution bearing in mind that buyers on Ebay often rate sellers on the quality and timeliness of their shipment of goods. At the same time Ebay reported its most recent gross merchandise volume at $19.6 billion.
Should Shyp even get a fraction of those sellers profiting from the service, it could be a huge deal for the startup. The integration will continue after the holidays, but is free to sellers until January 31, 2016.