Posted by Willy Franzen on July 28, 2008. Jobs updated daily.
Once when I was in college, my roommates and I got together and decided to ship a mini donkey to our next door neighbors whom we didn’t get along with. We thought that it would be the prank of the century. Then we asked ourselves, how the heck do you ship a donkey? Ok, that wasn’t a true story, but it’s still presents an important question. How do you ship a miniature donkey? As far as we know, UPS, the USPS, DHL, and Fedex don’t ship donkeys. uShip, on the other hand, provides a shipping market place where anyone can find a way to ship a mini donkey. With uShip, anyone can sign up, list an item to ship, receive bids, select a winning bid, and ship nearly anything nearly anywhere. You can even sleep easy knowing that the guy who is transporting your prized donkey has been moving livestock across the country and getting great feedback on uShip for years. uShip calls themselves “the online shipping marketplace,” and their raving fans seem to agree.
Had enough about the donkey? We thought so. uShip’s business is pretty simple, but it’s also pretty darn smart. Traditional mail and parcel carriers leave a lot of customers unserved. These people who have unusual things to ship often are left with no idea what to do. uShip takes the guessing game out of shipping. By allowing shippers to bid on jobs, uShip removes the burden of logistics from the person shipping stuff and puts it on the shippers. uShip typically offers jobs in a number of business areas; however, they only have one opportunity right now for new college grads. Since they list their departments (Business Development; Community, Trust, and Safety; Corporate; Development; Marketing; Product Strategy and Development; and Strategy, Reporting, and Analytics), uShip seems like they might be open to getting cold called about positions. The one entry-level job that they do have listed is Strategy, Reporting, & Analytics Associate, which requires some specific knowledge, but should be a good fit for a lot of new grads. uShip is located in Austin, TX, and you can apply for a job with them by a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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