Thursday, January 25, 2007

Shipping Made Easy

For those who channel the power of the internet to sell & ship goods, frequently or not, behold, a prodigiously useful tool: RedRoller, a search engine for shipping rates.

We've got froogle, we've got bizrate, we've got mysimon, pricegrabber, and nextag...all searching for the best prices for LCD monitors, Fossil watches, and Tumi luggage. So why not a search engine to find the best price to ship all of these things as well?

RedRoller compares rates for DHL Express, USPS, Eastern Connection, and Overnite Express, as well as tracking packages sent through these four companies. Notably absent from RedRoller, however, are FedEx (whose rates can be calculated on their own website) and UPS who owns (iShip). Now if only all of these major carriers could be price quoted on a single, free site...

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