How Can I Reduce Fees On Long Hauls?
As of August 25, 2020, uShip has a fee-reduction program for transporters in two of its most popular categories: Motorcycles and Household Goods (including furniture).
Transportation providers can now make more money on higher-cost, longer-range deliveries, specifically Motorcycle shipments over $500 and Household Goods shipments over $350.
Any shipment in the Motorcycles category still incurs a 20% match fee on the first $500 of a shipment -- and then a low 1% match fee for any amount over $500.
For example, under the new program, hauling a pair of ATVs for $1000 would earn you $894 (vs. $800), or 12% more. And hauling a Harley for $750 would earn you $646 (vs. $600), or 8% more.
Likewise, any shipment in the Household Goods category, such as furniture and antiques, still incurs a 16.49% match fee on the first $350 of that shipment -- and then a 1% match fee for any amount over $350.
In practical terms, a $750 cross-country armoire move would pay out $688 (vs. $626), or 10% more. And shipping an antique sofa for $500 would earn you $441 (vs. $418), or 6% more.
While some of the dollar amounts may not seem significant, over the course of a month, it can really add up to impact your bottom line.
Go the Distance
On uShip, longer distance shipments typically command higher shipping prices, so the farther you drive, the more you can make.
With providers tending to drive more regionally during the pandemic, a huge opportunity exists on longer-distance moves in these two categories.
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