ShipBob, a Chicago-based company that aims to help e-commerce sellers ship their wares at Amazon-like speeds, raised $17.5 million, it announced Tuesday.
A Chicago-based startup called ShipBob has raised $4 million in Series A funding to help small businesses and sole proprietors with an outsourced packaging and shipping service. Hyde Park Venture Partners led the round.
ShipBob began in September 2014 as a low-cost consumer package delivery app, then moved to fulfillment services for small businesses. Now, ShipBob's seeing gains by targeting successful crowdfunded operations.
It’s been a bit more than half a year since shipping startup ShipBob went through Y Combinator, and it’s finally ramping up to launch in its second city. It’s able to make that jump thanks to a $1 million round of seed funding from SV Angels, FundersClub, WeFunder and others.
ShipBob is a Chicago based company offering a complete guaranteed service for posting packages, even picking them up from users' homes, they have made this even easier with a new Android app.
Unless you are a philatelist or have a strong tolerance for boredom, standing in post office lines is a pain. This is especially true if you have to do it over and over and over again for your job. ShipBob, a startup backed by Y Combinator, wants to help small business owners and online sellers with a service that not only takes items to the post office, but also handles packaging and tracking.