[ THE EASIEST WAY TO MAIL A PACKAGE. ]
:People nowadays study or work abroad far away from their families and friends. Yet, sometimes the exchange of certain items such as gifts, medications, or documents, is desirable – if not crucial. International shipping is expensive, time- and energy-consuming, and simply a pain.
:Shyp’s concept makes a bold approach to solve this problem by offering a space to share upcoming travel destinations and giving the opportunity of both finding the right person to carry a package and offering to carry a package for someone else for a fast, reliable, and alternative shipping method. Shyp cuts the cost of shipping internationally by a significant percentage while at the same time providing fast services.
Its easy-to-use interface and universally understood icons make sending a package trouble- and stress-free. Tracking a package has never been easier and more accurate, while user ratings ensure reliability.
International shipping costs are extremely high. The infographic on the right shows the costs of mailing a regular-sized package (13" x 12" x 4", 5 lbs, 6 - 10 business days, $40 value) to different continents and countries. Most of the times, the cost of international shipping is more than twice as much as the value of what's inside the package. Larger or heavier packages as well as expedited shipping can even double the cost.
Source: USPS Package Calculator
</SAMPLE USER STORIES>
Student living abroad
I WANT TO
Be able to afford to mail a package to family/friends
I can send important documents, birthday gifts, etc
Parent/friend of a student
I WANT TO
Mail a package in a timely manner
Important things arrive on time
I WANT TO
Make some extra money
The trip I’m taking is
ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE
No matter the location, there is a way to send that birthday gift to a friend or that valentine’s gift to a loved one.
We believe in fairness. Shipping costs should not exceed the inside of a package. We believe that it should be affordable for everyone to mail a package; no matter where to.
WE ARE TRUSTWORTHY AND SO IS OUR COMMUNITY
Certification is key. We want our users to feel good about our carriers and not to worry about the delivery of their packages.