London, United Kingdom, July 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Shiply, an online transport marketplace, has saved more than ten million kilograms of CO2 emissions.
Shiply.com was launched in June 2008 to tackle a serious transport issue – trucks and vans running empty or only part-full on the road. Consumers list items to move on Shiply.com and get competitive quotes from delivery companies going there anyway.
The website has been successfully utilised by thousands of eBay users who are after “pickup only” eBay items..
After 16 months in operation, Shiply.com has helped over 30,000 transport providers, ranging from man and van operators to large removal companies and haulage companies keep their vehicles full, saving more than twenty three million miles of otherwise wasteful journeys. That equates to driving around the world 945 times.
Not only does Shiply.com helps with reducing the impact transport industry has on the environment, it also offers a additional source of revenues for delivery companies operating on the site, increasing their profit levels in these difficult times.
Robert Matthams, Managing Director of Shiply.com said: “Transport companies seem to be utilising our service very well. The fact that the work they win on Shiply can translate into near pure profit add by making use of spare capacity on trips already being carried out really encourages them, especially in this economic climate.”