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Crowdsourced Delivery Companies – 2016 Obituaries

There has been a crazy growth in peer-to-peer shipping businesses in the past two years. These companies facilitate travelers earning some money by carrying stuff in their luggage (or car) to delivery to someone at their destination. It’s a good idea as it can drastically cut the cost of transporting goods, especially globally. There are a […]

Delivering British Shortbread to San Francisco

During the last days of my recent trip to the UK, while I was in London, I got an email from someone on the PiggyBee platform telling me she was having a craving for British shortbread treats and asking if I could possibly bring some back for her. She knew my trip dates and locations […]

Peer to Peer shipping – Listing my trips for the next six months

I finally sat down and added my trips for the second half of 2016 into a bunch of crowdsourced delivery sites. This was a pretty time consuming task, and I didn’t even do it for all my trips (I skipped the domestic ones) or on all of the sites (I’ll explain this more below). I […]

Crowdsourced Delivery: The long journey of a backpack

When I got the request from Marc to bring him a Tortuga travel pack on my trip to the U.K. I thought this would be one of my easiest crowdsourced delivery jobs yet.  Once again, on PiggyBee I found a match for my travel route. And Marc seemed like a super nice guy who shared my love […]

Social Shipping with BuddyExpress

I recently learned about a new social shipping startup: BuddyExpress. The business model is similar to other crowdsourced delivery services that connect travelers to folks who want something delivered. But BuddyExpress has a social network twist on this concept: they want to build trust for delivery by connecting people with other folks who share someone […]

Three Day Sharing Economy Travel Extravaganza

Somewhat unplanned, my recent 3 day trip to Chicago turned into a sharing economy travel extravaganza. I’ll be publishing separate posts detailing my experiences with these services, but I wanted to write a quick sum up to explain how I saved $1074 and earned $20 while taking a weekend trip to visit friends. Peer to Peer […]

Beginners Guide to Profiting from Crowdsourced Delivery

I’ve had a few frequent travelers ask me about how they can take advantage of peer-to-peer delivery to make money so I decided it was time to write a guide to crowdsourced delivery. If you travel a lot, and especially if you have status with the airlines and get extra luggage checked for free, you may […]

So Many New Crowdsourced Delivery Sites

I was working on a how-to basics post on crowdsourced delivery when I came across a relatively new list of peer-to-peer shipping companies from Piggybee. David (at Piggybee) and I have been going back and forth expanding our respective lists of these companies for a while now (here’s the Piggybee list and here’s mine – in my […]

Peer-to-Peer shipping locally

Recently someone who works at PeerShip reached out to me to ask if I would feature them on ShareTraveler. I checked out their site, thinking it was another crowdsourced shipping tool (something I frequently write about and am always excited to learn about new innovators in this area). Instead I found that PeerShip offers peer-to-peer delivery locally, […]

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