App of the Week – Shyp

Published on December 2, 2015

Shyp has built the easiest way to ship your stuff.

Download the Shyp app on your phone and use it to snap a photo of the item you want to ship. This can be something as small as a box of Tic Tac’s to a Queen-size mattress. Shyp says they can ship anything that can fit into the back of an SUV. Then the best part—they come to you. One of their couriers, aptly called Shyp Heroes, arrives within 20 mins to pick up what you want to send. No box necessary.

How much does this all cost?

$5 + the cost of postage.

They find the lowest rate of postage by comparing prices across carriers like FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Their $5 fee covers the Shyp Hero pickup and professional packaging for up to 20 shipments. That means you can send to 20 different addresses in one $5 pickup. Currently, Shyp is only available in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, and San Francisco.

Shyp is great for returning online purchases, sending items for your small business, and hassle-free gift giving around the holidays.