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Austin companies collaborate to simplify freight shipping for small businesses

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AUSTIN, Texas, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ordoro, a fast-growing shipping and logistics platform for small businesses, today announced their partnership with uShip, a global online marketplace for shipping services. With this new tie-up, businesses that ship parcels through Ordoro now benefit from the competitive shipping rates offered by the uShip platform.

Larger (Less than truckload) parcels need to be shipped using freight carriers

uShip is famously featured in the A&E TV show "Shipping Wars", in which five independent truckers competitively bid to transport oversized, bulky loads found on Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company operates in 19 countries. It is backed by some of the top venture firms including Benchmark Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.

Ordoro, also headquartered in Austin, is a shipping platform used by small businesses worldwide. These businesses use Ordoro to ship out the goods they sell through online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, WooCommerce and Shopify. "Our customers are always looking for the best possible shipping rates, no matter what they ship or where they ship to. We already bring them great commercial rates for USPS, Fedex, UPS and other carriers. With this uShip partnership we can now bring them great shipping rates on bigger parcels too. And, we are very excited about this" - said Jagath Narayan, CEO and Co-Founder of Ordoro.

uShip's LTL (Less than truckload) marketplace shows the shipping rates across a number of carriers including the three top national LTL carriers - Con-way Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line and YRC Freight. Ordoro's customers can now lookup unlimited shipping quotes for their LTL parcels regardless of their shipping frequency, volume, or business size. And they no longer have to negotiate these LTL rates with middlemen. Instead the best rates are just one click away.

While ecommerce giants like Amazon have highly optimized shipping systems that allow them to offer services such as same-day delivery and free shipping, many small businesses still struggle with archaic shipping processes. On top of that, small businesses often miss out on volume-based shipping discounts from carriers. Companies like Ordoro and uShip are removing these barriers for small businesses by helping them use cutting-edge shipping techniques and by saving on shipping costs. These benefits in turn help these small businesses play level field with the ecommerce giants.

Naruby Schlenker

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