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Shiply inks deal with eBay Motors UK to become transport partner

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Shiply, the online transport marketplace, has signed an exclusive agreement with eBay Motors UK that will see it become the site’s transport partner.

Like uShip, which entered the UK via its purchase of competitor Boxby last year, Shiply matches those requiring goods to be transported with transport companies that have spare capacity and are heading to the same destination anyway. And by doing so, prices are driven down and it’s a win for the environment. That’s the pitch, anyway.

Shiply, which is the leader in the space in the UK, says that 50% of its business already comes from eBay users, so adding transportation of motor vehicles with prominent placement on the e-auction site should boost leads even more. EBay UK sees around 18 million monthly unique visitors, with a vehicle sold on the site every 30 seconds, apparently.

Launched in 2008, Shiply claims 240,000 users across six European countries, having recently expanded to German, Italy, France, Spain and Holland. Drilling down further, the site currently facilitates more than 8,000 vehicle delivery enquiries per month and has over 20,000 registered delivery firms.

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  • Ian Tester

    This is good news for punters and shiply. Having used them a few times recently, I can affirm that they provide a great service at a great price. And it’s not often I recommend stuff.

  • Mark

    I paid the comision for a shipment, the transport provider never turn up and shiply never responded to my emails. why is eBay doing a partnership with this company?

    • Pol

      Dear Mark Shiply has a good reputation… Didn’t they refund the deposit?

  • http://www.groupsales.com Martin G

    its funny that shiply and uship look exactly the same…
    appart from the homepage it looks like these guys had the same idea and used the same designer ….:)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQJU7UPW7EFKTLWLQLECHIL3HA Farhan Khan

    thats great news !
    check this one out

    http://grepler.com/threads/index/uk.people.consumers.ebay

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