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New delivery auction websites save money and CO2

- 10th February 2010

 

I recently got a courier to bring a large cupboard from Manchester to my flat in central London, but for about a sixth of the cost I was expecting. What's more, I had about a dozen different men with vans, courier companies and removal firms all clamouring to get the job.

True, it was a fantastically good-looking cupboard. But there was a more pressing reason: I was using a website called Shiply -- a website which works like eBay, only instead of having people bid upwards to buy your old sofas, delivery companies undercut each other downwards in auctions to deliver them.