Shiply Celebrates Milestone of 500,000 Listings
Released on: April 26, 2011, 4:42 am
Transportation / Logistics
LONDON, ENGLAND, April 26, 2011 -- Since June 2008, Shiply, a website matching people
moving goods with delivery companies already making similar journeys
has reached the massive milestone of 500,000 actual live listings. This
means since its launch, users on Shiply.com have listed over 500,000
items, from cars to boats to house moves, looking to save up to 75% off
their transport costs.
Today a listing is created every 24 seconds on Shiply! With over 8000 listings per
month from its 300,000 + registered users, Shiply.com continues to attract transport
companies looking to fill up their vehicles space and make extra profit on existing
delivery routes. Because of this, Shiply.com has helped save more than 19 million
otherwise wasteful road miles and 9.2 million kgs associated CO2 emissions.
Shiply.com was founded by Robert Matthams, a Manchester Business School graduate who
came up with the idea when seeing a driver returning to London empty after
delivering a pool table to him in Manchester. Described as "eBay but for moving
goods", users list items to move on Shiply.com and get competitive quotes from
transport companies going there anyway.
Mr Matthams, who was named as Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year and BT
Entrepreneur of the Year said: "We are delighted to have reached this major
milestone, 500,000 delivery listings is a fantastic achievement and shows how
popular Shiply has become. Given the price of fuel recently, people have definitely
become savvy when it comes to saving on transport and Shiply provides the best
environment to do so."
Shiply.com has over 300,000 users and 25,000 transport providers registered and has
recently expanded into Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.
Shiply.com was founded in early 2008.
Shiply Limited is a company registered in England and Wales.
Company number: 6536861.
Managing Director: Robert Matthams.
For further information, contact:
326/328 Regent Street
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