TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Shipping parcels has become a multi-billion dollar business in North America and around the world. While the Internet has negatively impacted traditional letter mail, parcel volume has increased because of the Internet and consumers buying goods via ecommerce. This has impacted the growth of UPS, FedEx, and USPS parcel deliveries. They have reported tremendous growth in the number of domestic shipments and sales over the first quarter 2013 according to Bloomberg (By Mary Jane Credeur, Published: April 25)
As quoted in the article, "UPS is benefiting from a 4.4 percent increase in domestic deliveries driven by goods as varied as auto parts, health-care products and clothing, which helped push sales up 2.3 percent to $13.4 billion. The company handles more than 16 million packages and envelopes a day, making it a bellwether for the economy."
Also, new sites have been launched that are benefitting both consumers and businesses. One example site is ShipGooder.com which launched in 2007 as strictly a rates comparison site, but as of August 2012 now transacts shipments on behalf of its users. ShipGooder.com allows a consumer or business shipper to shop the best rates, get discounts and ship using most major carriers (as well as local and regional carriers). The number of shipments has increased every month since launch according to Franc Vodopivec, president ShipGooder Inc. These new consumer friendly sites coupled with ecommerce transaction sites will continue to spur the growth of shipping and prove to be a boon to the economy.
About ShipGooder, Inc.
Toronto-based ShipGooder, Inc. was founded in October 2006 and developed a multi-carrier rate engine that allows users to quickly compare services from national, regional and local couriers in the U.S. and Canada. ShipGooder.com provides an easy, fast rate engine to obtain the best shipping rates and an easy user interface to complete your shipping transaction.