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Shyp - The easiest way to ship your stuff

Shyp is a mobile app for easy, on demand shipping worldwide. http://www.shyp.com video by http://sprinklelab.com.
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Shyp removes the stress of packaging and posting items and allows the sender to focus on what it is that he or she is shipping, rather than the logistics of properly packaging items and waiting in line.


In this video, they've captured the simple and delightful experience Shyp provides: a chance to leave the frustrations often associated with shipping behind and get back to what really matters.


Sign up for the beta today, follow Shyp on Twitter, like Shyp on Facebook, and circle Shyp on Google+. If you're the best of the best and are interested in joining the Shyp team, apply to be a Hero or check out more jobs at Shyp.

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Returns Made Easy With Shyp

Returns Made Easy With Shyp | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
E-commerce has revolutionized the way we live our lives. Anything you imagine can be purchased in a few taps on our mobile devices.
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Online shopping is easy (my budget can prove that), but returns have been a frustration - even if a company provides the return shipping label, you still have to properly package the items and get them  in the mail to send back within the amount of time the company allows for returns. Now, it's as simple as forwarding your packing slip to Shyp and handing over your items to be returned to a Hero, and all of this takes less time than it would to find packing tape and stand in line at the post office. Shyp even counts your return as a second item, in order for your $5 pickup fee to be waived.

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These Guys Want To Make Shipping As Easy As Snapping A Photo On Your Phone

These Guys Want To Make Shipping As Easy As Snapping A Photo On Your Phone | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
Never go to the post office again.
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Shyp makes small business order fulfillment the easiest it has ever been: simply take a picture with your phone, enter your pickup address and destination address, and get on with your business. When small businesses (for instance, Etsy merchants) no longer have to waste time shipping their goods, they're able to focus on what they want to do. Shyp Heroes are summoned via the on-demand app and trained technicians ensure proper packaging. The best parts: the service is extremely affordable and simple to use!

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Return, Regift, Reconnect

Return, Regift, Reconnect | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
With the holiday rush behind us, Team Shyp is gearing up for an exciting new year! This is the perfect time to treat yourself to the most delightful shipping experience without ever having to leave the comfort of your home.
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This blog post by Shyp highlights other uses of the app - from returns to regifting, everyone can take advantage of Shyp's seamless process. Team Shyp is focused on making every day a delight, especially in the wake of the holiday season. Treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation and let a Hero take care it from here.

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Tis the season - of free gift wrap!

Tis the season - of free gift wrap! | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again: ice skating, hot cider, and to-do lists. Need a helping hand?
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In order to make December a bit more delightful, the team at Shyp is offering complimentary gift wrapping all month long!

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On the Heels of SEC Ruling, Canadians Behind Shyp Raise ...

On the Heels of SEC Ruling, Canadians Behind Shyp Raise ... | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
Shyp, a San Francisco-based startup headed up by Canadians Kevin Gibbon and Joshua Scott, has taken advantage of a recently changed SEC ruling on general solicitation in the US and raised $250000 in 53 minutes on ...
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“Now, it’s a different game. I can leverage my network and audience to heavily back companies I believe in, such as Shyp, which is tackling a market worth hundreds of billions of dollars.” - Tim Ferriss on SEC ruling on general solicitation in the US


Not only were Shyp's fundraising efforts pioneering, the company is taking on the challenges of an industry that has failed to see noteworthy innovation in decades. They have a lofty goal - to make shipping a delightful experience.

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AngelList Syndicates By The Numbers: 12 Deals, $3.5M Raised, 199 Angels ... - TechCrunch

AngelList Syndicates By The Numbers: 12 Deals, $3.5M Raised, 199 Angels ... - TechCrunch | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
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AngelList Syndicates By The Numbers: 12 Deals, $3.5M Raised, 199 Angels ...
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For example, Shyp raised a $750,000 syndicate, and $2.1 million in total.
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AngelList Syndicates has changed the way companies are raising funding. On the heels of a changed SEC ruling, companies are now able to raise money through the Syndicates feature on AngelList. Seeing a great deal of activity initially, including a whopping $750,000 raised by Shyp, many believe Syndicates will change venture capital in the future.

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Shyp Raises $2.1 Million to Take the Pain Out of Shipping

Shyp Raises $2.1 Million to Take the Pain Out of Shipping | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.

Via Thomas Faltin
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This holiday season, Shyp is making shipping items a delightful experience. This feature in Mashable's The Launchpad series highlights how Shyp works and gives an overview of how the company was the first to take advantage of new general solicitation laws. Shyp is currently in private beta in San Francisco - contact them to get on board even faster!

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Change The Way You Ship: Shyp | IntelliTrack Software

Change The Way You Ship: Shyp | IntelliTrack Software | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
As much as selling goods on eBay or sending a friend a package can be enjoyable, physically going to the post office, UPS or FedEx to mail a package can be a (change the way you ship with @shyp did you really like going to the post office anyway?
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"As much as selling goods on eBay or sending a friend a package can be enjoyable, physically going to the post office, UPS or FedEx to mail a package can be a pain. There’s almost always a line, tons of packing options and countless questions about which tier of service you want. Pick the wrong one, and you could be paying double what you expected!"

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Hot Sauce to Welcome Kits: Startups Send with Shyp

Hot Sauce to Welcome Kits: Startups Send with Shyp | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
Our goal at Shyp is to make shipping a delightful experience - for individuals and for businesses. As Business Insider recently reported, several small businesses in San Francisco have joined Shyp's beta in order to spend less time dealing with the hassles of shipping and more time on their product. Here are a few startups that…
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Smart startups don't waste their time doing work they don't need to do - a number of San Francisco based startups have begun using Shyp to send their stuff, whether it's welcome kits to new users or nuggets of delight (hot sauce, chocolates, tees) to their communities. Instead of dealing with packaging or standing in line at the post office, they are able to spend time and energy building their companies. For startups, Shyp is the sensible solution when it comes to shipping.

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Life at the Speed of Now: Freaky Fast Customer Service - Sparkcentral

Life at the Speed of Now: Freaky Fast Customer Service - Sparkcentral | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
While many savvy businesses have answered the modern day movement of “life at the speed of now,” there are a few stand-out companies that offer "freaky fast" customer service that seemingly defies the space-time continuum.
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"Hot off the presses, but sure to take the mobile scene by storm, Shyp is a still-in-beta platform that allows you never to wait in line at FedEx, UPS, or the damn post office ever again. And that’s no small victory." But wait, there's more: Shyp is also nailing "freaky fast" customer service!

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Why I am a Shyp Hero

Why I am a Shyp Hero | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it

"I find myself being infectious about Shyp." 

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"Shyp showed me a whole new side of San Francisco that I hadn’t seen in my five years living in the bay. It’s within all these spaces, the fancy businesses that have three floors of private yoga rooms and the startups that have 20 guys around one desk in a one bedroom apartment, that we meet some of the early end users of Shyp. The people who are just as excited and just as curious as we are about Shyp." - One of the original Shyp Heroes, Abby, wrote this engaging blog post about why she is a Hero. Her unique perspective provides an exceptional look into the early days at Shyp.

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Artisanal venture capitalists

Artisanal venture capitalists | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Kevin Gibbon hashed over his startup's public relations plan with his lead venture capital firm in a meeting that took place at about 3 mph.
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"It's nothing new for venture capitalists to dispense wisdom along with cash. But the firm's house calls, meetings in mid-stride and even its name signal a departure from the traditional gatekeepers of venture capital, epitomized by the glossy offices of Menlo Park's Sand Hill Road."


Homebrew's approach to venture capital goes beyond their headquarters - a firm that talks the talk and walks the walk (literally, for some meetings), they have hands-on approach that is "returning to the roots of venture capital". Homebrew has invested in Shyp, UpCounsel, TheSkimm, and Plaid.io.

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You'd Like to Be an Angel Investor? Here's How You Can Invest In My Deals...

You'd Like to Be an Angel Investor? Here's How You Can Invest In My Deals... | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it
Most deals get done in informal settings. Now, I'm inviting you to join me. (Photo: Russell Yip)   Please note that my syndicate investing in Shyp has now closed. You can still back me on Ange...
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On September 23rd, 2013, author and investor Tim Ferriss wrote a blog post inviting his fans to join him in funding Shyp. Previous to that day, Ferriss (and other investors) had been unable to share funding deals with the public. However, an SEC ruling changed that and Ferriss' community was able to raise $750,000 in less than an hour for Shyp. This is his blog post that kicked off that funding effort.

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Shyp Raises $2.1M To Pick Up And Ship Your Stuff

Shyp Raises $2.1M To Pick Up And Ship Your Stuff | Shyp on the Web | Scoop.it

I don’t consider myself a lazy man. To the displeasure of many a recent startup, I like to do stuff for myself. I like to clean my own house. I do my own laundry. If I need something from the store down the street, I go to the store down the street.


Via Riaz Khan
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"Shyp is a startup squarely aimed at my particular breed of lazy. You push a button, they show up and pack/ship your items for you, charging you just a couple bucks more than what you’d pay to ship it yourself."


TechCrunch profiled shipping startup, Shyp, following their funding announcement. Kumparak outlines the business from how they raised funding to how they will make money and acknowledges that paying someone $5 to pack and ship your item isn't the worst kind of lazy.

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