Shyp for Android is now shypping
Shyp, an app that helps making delivery items simpler, is now out there for Android. The app has been on iOS for the previous eight months or so (although it was in beta for awhile earlier than that), and is presently reside in San Francisco, New York and Miami, with plans to broaden to Los Angeles. The best way the app and repair works is that this: You snap an image of the factor you need to ship, enter within the related delivery and cost particulars and request a pickup. A man from Shyp will decide it up — you possibly can even monitor his or her actions with the app — package deal it and ship it for you. The fee is $5 plus the retail fee of the cargo, which is usually on par with what UPS or FedEx would quote you.
I attempted the brand new Android app out lately, and it appears to be fairly just like the app on iOS. I logged in with my Fb credentials, entered in my cost information after which took an image of the Sony Smartwatch three evaluation unit that I used to be returning. I did not even hassle packing it. Then I entered within the recipient’s tackle together with my present location plus whether or not I would like an “financial system” cargo, which might sometimes take three to 5 days, or an “categorical” cargo, which is somewhat quicker. I then requested a pickup.
Inside seconds, the app notified me that my “Shyp Hero” had been summoned, and that his identify was Patrick. I used to be capable of monitor his motion in the direction of the constructing, just like the best way you’d monitor a supply individual on Postmates or a automotive from Uber or Lyft. In quarter-hour, he was on the door. I merely gave him the watch, informed him the field wanted a little bit of taping collectively — he bundled the watch in a bag for security — and that is it. The entire course of was very easy, and I can see myself utilizing the service once more.
Kevin Gibbons, Shyp’s CEO and co-founder, tells us that Shyp manages to maintain costs aggressive by sheer quantity. Moreover, he tells us that in case you’re simply returning an merchandise from Amazon or one other e-commerce website, all you need to pay is the $5 they usually’ll pack and ship it for you utilizing your pre-printed return label. “It is a courtesy,” he says, including that it is a good little bonus to assist unfold the phrase of Shyp. Nevertheless, in the event you’re the type to print your personal delivery label from FedEx or UPS for non-return-associated shipments, they will not settle for it. In any case, you paying for the delivery is how they make their cash. Oh, and every cargo is routinely insured for as much as $1,000, simply in case you are involved.
So what took the corporate so lengthy to get an Android app? “For us, it was essential to get the enterprise down first, after which look to broaden,” he says. In the long run although, he says the demand for it was so excessive that he could not ignore it. “Our aim is to take away the effort of delivery for everybody.” So if this seems like one thing up your alley and you reside in one of many aforementioned cities, you possibly can go forward and obtain it and check out it out — whether or not you are on iOS or Android.