On-demand shipping startup Shyp launches in NYC, coming to Miami soon

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Sep 30, 2014
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  1. Six-month-old on-demand shipping startup Shyp is expanding. After ebranching out from its home base of San Francisco to New York City this week, the budding company announced plans to expand south to Miami in time for the holidays.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    I had to write an essay on marketing strategy a few semesters back. I realize now I should have foregone parroting standard marketing theory and written a far more interesting narrative explaining how, in the modern business environment, misspelling ordinary words suddenly gives you a brand.

    Lyft, Glyde, Shyp...

    Or perhaps how replacing "I" with "y" is a money maker because it's seen as hip by Millenials.
    bielius likes this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I like the way this company thinks, take advantage of peoples inherent laziness and make yourself rich.
    erickmendes likes this.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    Every successful business is designed around this model. Even gyms, where the strategy has been elevated to an art form.
  5. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +132

    Yes, I would. Heck, if I GO to the UPS store they charge me more than $5 for a box, bubble wrap, and tape. Saves me the time, gas, hassle. Worth it!
    SantistaUSA and erickmendes like this.
  6. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Maniac Posts: 308   +107

    Take this scenario: married with children, full time work, need to drop children at school, need to pick groceries, yada yada yada... A 5? Shut up and take my money!
    SantistaUSA and Littleczr like this.
  7. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    If I was not working I would agree with you, but I got tons of other priorities that I rather pay up and not worry about it.

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