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Roadie: The new, cheaper way to ship items

Posted: 4:24 PM, Nov 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-15 17:24:27-05

During the holidays, we often have lots of gifts to send to family and friends and instead of paying a hefty amount to ship them overnight, there’s a new and less costly way to send presents. It’s called Roadie and it’s an app.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you simply start a new gig. Type in where you need your items shipped. It doesn’t matter if it’s the next town over or two states away. You’ll then be set up with a driver headed in that direction. The driver will then pick up and drop off your packages in a matter of hours or few days.

The app lets you track your package too. You can ask the delivery driver to take a picture of it along the way.

There is no need to worry about package protection. Each gig has a $500 warranty and you even have the option of purchasing an additional $10,000 in protection.

If you’re wanting to make extra cash by simply delivering the package to the city you’re already headed to, drivers get paid on mileage and urgency.

If you’re nervous to try Roadie, just know the new concept of shipping and delivering is backed by UPS.