Driver Interviews: Kristy K’s Success Story

In years past, we’ve published a number of driver interviews on this blog. As the community keeps growing, we’re looking to make this a more regular feature. We’d like each transporter to be able to share their first-hand experience, good or bad, with everyone involved. This month, we spoke with Kristy Kokolakis of Open Road Read more about Driver Interviews: Kristy K’s Success Story[…]

pet transportation

How to become a professional pet transporter

So you’ve registered as a pet transporter on CitizenShipper, you say? Augmenting your income by driving around and petting dogs, what’s not to like? Congratulations – sounds like you’ve got it all worked out. What’s that? It’s more difficult than you’d thought? Huh. As it turns out, you’re not really winning enough bids. Turns out customers Read more about How to become a professional pet transporter[…]

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How Stacked Shipments Helped Me Earn a Bit More

While the CitizenShipper platform does a great job connecting drivers to clients, it’s not very beginner-friendly. When I was just starting out, I couldn’t figure out how people made any money this way! I was bidding on all sorts of routes in my area, both the busy ones and those less so. Yet somehow, I Read more about How Stacked Shipments Helped Me Earn a Bit More[…]

How to Ship Vintage Audio Items

While digital music dominates popular culture, a growing number of people are returning to their analog roots, buying and selling vintage audio equipment like turntables, receivers and speakers that have unexpected values. For example, a mint condition Sansui 33000 receiver recently sold for $27,000 and a Mid-Century Modern JBL Home Stereo Console fetched $65,000 last month. Read more about How to Ship Vintage Audio Items[…]

How to Ship an Electric Guitar

Worried about shipping your 1961 Strat-o-Caster to a hipster across the United States?” Nonetheless, it’s time to time to let your baby go onto his next owner. Whether it’s a wife-madated gorge clean out, where “there’s just no room in her for that guitar!” the decision has been made. But wait – you’ve just discovered the Read more about How to Ship an Electric Guitar[…]

How To Ship a Drum Kit

Drummers are the heartbeat of the band – they keep time when the rest of the band loses the musical plot and drive home killer endings. In short, drummers rock. What doesn’t rock is tearing down a drum kit after a gig and prepping it for shipment. Despite the torture drums endure during a show, Read more about How To Ship a Drum Kit[…]

How to Ship a Painting

Transporting a painting – like other fragile and valuable items – is a task that involves careful packaging and choosing the right carrier. And unless your painting has its own waterproof stainless steel case, it’s a good idea to steer clear of large shipping companies. Shipping fine art is a very specialized field – the Read more about How to Ship a Painting[…]

How to Ship a Television

So you’ve finally bought a television that is perfect for the big game or guilty pleasure Netflix marathons. Who knew the Golden Girls could seem so…lifelike? But now your company has transferred you halfway across the country and you can’t bear to entrust a $2,500 high-end television to a moving company, plus it’s too big Read more about How to Ship a Television[…]

How to Ship an Easter Ham

As the Easter holiday nears, your family is likely planning a traditional feast, including that all-important ham. But where you were limited to purchasing local or franchised porcine products in the past, online shipping now allows you to have the ham of your choice delivered to the front door, be it a customary Virginia or Read more about How to Ship an Easter Ham[…]

When, And How Much, To Tip An Online Driver

By Ron Watson, Jr. You’ve planned your move to the finest detail, but something has come up at the last moment that requires assistance from your driver. Your mover has gone through extraordinary weather to get your load delivered as expected. Or you must get cargo to a destination quickly and on time, without fail. Read more about When, And How Much, To Tip An Online Driver[…]