Twin Cities Startup Revolutionizes the Shipping Industry

Small businesses and individuals can now save money, ship simpler, and give back to the community at the same time.
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COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - July 18, 2018 - PRLog -- When buying an airline ticket we used to have limited options. But now, we can see all our options and choose the best for us. Why shouldn't shipping be the same?

Shipping packages is a $135B industry. Large businesses get discounts for big shipping volumes from the carriers directly, but "lower-volume" shippers, typically small businesses and individuals, don't ship enough to qualify for meaningful discounts. is a cloud-based shipping platform created to deliver shipping convenience, ease, and savings while allowing people to compare shipping rates in real-time.

Any shipper can enter a few pieces of information about their package and in seconds instantly be presented the lowest price option for Ground, 2-Day, and Overnight shipping. Users may flip through other services or carries, which include UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS so they can pick the option that is best for them whether that be speed, price, or carrier.

The platform is free to use: No membership fees, setup, or shipping codes needed. It's about automatic savings with no strings attached. It includes must-have functionality such as tracking, reporting etc.The only difference is where you print your label. Packages are picked up by the same carriers you use today and dropped off at the same drop off locations available in your area.

Individuals send gifts to family members. Parents ship care packages to their kids in college. Individual sending often involves an emotional aspect, the inflated cost of shipping can feel limiting and takes away from the good feelings. The price of shipping can be costly, but Shipthrifty aims to lessen the sting out of getting things from here to there.

For businesses, shipping is a huge factor in their success. Shipthrifty was designed to give business owners a tool they could use easily and add to their profits by saving on shipping costs. They can also offer discount shipping as a benefit for their employees. Shipthrifty can integrate into POS systems too. The company is in the process of setting up partnerships with foreUP as well as Ship Haus right now to effortlessly integrate shipping functionality for their customers. Business owners are giving the company great reviews.

"I own a small wood working business and ship my are pieces all over the country. The extra cost of shipping can mean the difference between getting and not getting a client. I use Shipthrifty to compare, ship and track my packages. I save money on each and every shipment. The website is easy and user friendly. It has saved me much needed time as it compares the leading shipping companies all in one place. I am extremely happy to be saving money with Shipthrifty." Eric Kruse.

Chris Ommen says, "This service is perfect for both a small home-based business like mine and a larger business. Not only is the service excellent, I also save money which means I make more money. Highly recommended for anyone that ships packages domestically or internationally. Can't say enough good things! You would be doing yourself a disservice not to give Shipthrifty a try!!"

The service is also offered through strategic partnerships that include business organizations, associations, military groups, along with colleges and universities. " We just started to kick off partnerships and it is being well received. When we share Shipthrifty with potential partners we continually hear people say there is no downside, I don't know why I wouldn't do this", according to Co-founder Michelle Williamson. Many organizations are using it to help their members, customers, friends, and family while a portion of each shipment gets donated back to the partner organization to be used for their initiatives.

Ling Becker, the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation Executive Director said, "We are really excited about being able to offer shipping services. We continually look at ways to add more value for area businesses and through our partnership with, we can offer the convenience of shipping right from our website while saving you money! An extra benefit: a portion of your shipping costs will be invested in our local workforce development efforts!"

"Shipthrifty is looking forward to being able to support our troops and military families. Military families sacrifice so much for us. They leave their families for long stretches of time which puts and an emotional burden on the entire family as well as a financial one. It will be an honor to be able to do something for them", says Nathan Mauer, Co-founder of

The first partnership will kick off this September when. "A troop of 800 will be deployed who will ask loved ones to send packages to them through On top of saving families on sending packages, a portion of everything that gets shipped will be donated to help our deployed officers families get the support they need," says Kevin O'Brien, Captain/03.

"There are numerous tools that were developed to support the partnership initiatives to help organizations share the service with their audience including custom links, QR codes, and Shipthrifty's patent-pending Shipping Button which allows someone to ship right on a partner's website without leaving the webpage", says Rob Williamson, one of the company's Co-founders who imagined the Shipping Button concept. is available for anyone to use at:, but they encourage people to utilize the platform through strategic shipping partners to support the surrounding communities and businesses. Try it out to see how much you can save and support a good cause at the same time.


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