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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, […]

Running Drugs to Colombia

I still can’t think of the Colombian city Medellín without automatically filling in the words “drug cartels” as in “Medellín drug cartels.” I think this speaks to the power of the American media in the 80s and 90s during the Reagan-initiated “war on drugs” since I know very little about that country otherwise. Ironically, here I am […]

I’m going to Iceland and no one there knows they need a delivery

People say stuff in Iceland is expensive. Not just regular ordinary expensive, but crazy super expensive. The world’s 4th most expensive country. This is no surprise, Iceland is an island, in the middle of nowhere. And it’s not exactly lush farm land. Or highly populated and set up for local manufacturing. Of course it costs more to […]

Crowdsourced Shipping Updates

I love the concept of crowdsourced delivery where travelers can earn money just by making use of the extra space in their luggage or car. But this is still a field that is very much in its infancy. And it’s going to need significant growth to really gain traction because without a critical mass, this peer to […]

Crowdsourced Delivery Japan–>Brazil: StuffInBag Interview

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of crowdsourced delivery. Travel is expensive, and even if you use miles for the flights and home exchange for lodging there are still other expenses that are part of enjoying the trip. While the sharing economy does help make travel cheap, it’s hard to turn travel into a source […]

Roadie Launches Peer to Peer Shipping within the U.S.

Roadie recently launched a platform for peer to peer shipping within the United States, taking advantage of unused space in cars that are already on the roads. If you’re taking a road trip, Roadie can help you earn some cash to cover the cost of gas. And if you need something shipped, this might be a cheaper […]

Growing Pains for Crowdsourced Delivery

I had a really great first delivery experience in Spain, when I carried running shoes ordered from Amazon.com in my luggage and delivered them to a stranger in Granada who was saving a lot of money by using peer-to-peer delivery. So for my upcoming trip to Southeast Asia I posted on several crowdsourced delivery sites offering […]

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