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Shippo Updates | May 16, 2016

Introducing UberRUSH on Shippo, the On-Demand Delivery Network Powered by Uber

By Shippo

UberRUSH and Shippo

It’s no news that by providing shoppers with multiple shipping options at checkout improves sales, and increases customer satisfaction. In fact, by increasing the number of shipping options, 86% of businesses saw an boost in sales and 75% of them saw a reduction in cart abandonment.1

However, with the rise of services such as Amazon PrimeNOW, Postmates, DoorDash, and other on-demand businesses, the gap between what businesses are offering and what shoppers actually want is growing.

Percentage of shoppers who want on-demand and same day delivery vs merchants who offer the option

Even in a world where free shipping is almost de facto, 31% of those buyers are willing to pay a premium of 1 to 3 hour delivery, and up to 55% are willing to pay for same day.

Online business who have the ability to offer on-demand delivery options will have a competitive advantage.

Introducing UberRUSH on Shippo, the on-demand delivery network powered by Uber that lets you track the exact location of your delivery from any device.

Now businesses using Shippo in San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago can offer local customers on-demand delivery or schedule same day shipping. With this partnership, these businesses are able to request an UberRUSH directly from the Shippo dashboard or API alongside an entire network of shipping providers such as USPS, FedEx, UPS and more.

How UberRUSH works:

1. Customers select UberRUSH at checkout and pick a time that they’d like their order to be delivered. UberRUSH is available during business hours from 9AM to 9PM.

2. Orders comes through on the Shippo dashboard and API for packing.

3. When ready, the packer can request an UberRUSH to come to the warehouse for pickup through the dashboard, or the Shippo API can automatically request an UberRUSH at a predetermined time.

4. Once the order is picked up, the customer will receive a message with a link to track their delivery in real time on the map. So they will always know exactly when it will arrive.

And that’s it!

UberRUSH is one of the most affordable for on-demand delivery services since drivers won’t need to make round trips. UberRUSH also offers fixed quotes, meaning that you won’t be affected by traffic or road blockage – only pay for what you are quoted for upfront.

UberRUSH pricing

If you’re interested in getting the biggest competitive advantage in shipping with UberRUSH on Shippo, contact us for more information on how to get setup today.

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