When A Bargain Is Far Away: Try Shiply

A new year usually brings with it January sales both online and offline. If you are like me, you love to spend the cold winter evenings browsing eBay and Amazon for epic bargains. Sometimes though these bargains can be quite far from us and we need to arrange our own delivery. This sometimes deters me and I just leave it.

However, I recently came across the cutest little bedsit cabinet on eBay that I simply had to have until I saw the dreaded “collection only”. I don’t drive so I was left in a bit of a conundrum. So, I paid a quick visit to Google and that’s where I came across Shiply.com. The solution to my annoying problem.

For those of you who have never heard of this website, it is a delivery comparison website where the couriers bid for your delivery in reverse style auction. And the best part is, it is eBay compatible. If you find an eBay item that is collection only all you need is the eBay item number and it automatically downloads the details for you.

It took me 2 minutes to post my delivery request and within 3 hours I had 6 quotes from different couriers. The quotes were free and I could message the couriers who gave me quotes. Like eBay I could read their feedback before accepting a quote.

The couriers on Shiply are much cheaper than traditional couriers. As most of them are already travelling in this direction and are often looking to fill space in their vans they can, therefore, offer us cheaper deals.

What kind of bargains can you find online? If you use eBay, then you aware that you can pretty much buy anything from clothes, technical goods, furniture and cars etc. If getting fit in 2017 is your new year’s resolution then get browsing for treadmills, exercise bikes and weight benches etc. No doubt you will find them much cheaper online.

Where can I find deals online? There are so many websites you can choose from such as eBay, Amazon and Gumtree. There is also Freecycle. This is a website that allows you to get items for free (no catch). It is also an easy way to get rid of unwanted old items such as furniture. You can now even shop on Facebook thanks to Facebook marketplace.

There you have it! You don’t have to miss out on a bargain online simply because it’s too far away and getting it delivered is too much of an expense. All you need to do is list it on Shiply for free quotes and in the process, you will save yourself a lot of hassle and money. Happy Browsing!