Paying with PayPal is simple.
1. Navigate to the orders screen.
2. Select the order you wish to pay. You will see 2 options. Select the option called “Pay with PayPal”.
3. If you already have a PayPal account, enter your email address and password and follow the prompts.
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Invite people to ManyShip by sharing your referral link through email or by posting to Facebook and Twitter! When friends and family you invite to ManyShip complete qualifying transaction, you’ll earn credits to use on your own ManyShip transactions.
- Earn $5 when your friend completes a qualifying transaction as a sender
- Earn $5 when your friend completes a qualifying transaction as a traveler
This means you can earn a possible credit total of $10 for each friend you refer!
A qualifying transaction has a total value of $50 or more (including service fees). All transaction must be requested, paid for, and completed on the site in order to receive or redeem credits. That means you’ll receive your credits after the completion date of your friend’s qualifying transaction. A canceled transaction doesn’t qualify.
Your referrals need to click the link you send them and create a new ManyShip account in order for you to receive future credits. Go to your Profile page to see your current referral details.
You may use the available credits when you submit payment for a qualifying transaction. Keep in mind that credits won’t apply to a transaction that has already been paid for, but they will be available and applied to your next transaction.
You won’t receive credits if you’re the sender or traveler on a transaction with a person you refer. Additionally, if both a sender and traveler are referred by you, you won’t receive credits if they perform a transaction with one another. Credits expire three years after they’re earned.
There’s a reward for your friends too! The friends you refer get $5 credit after they complete their first transaction of $50 or more as a ManyShip sender.
Sending things to your loved ones or getting things from them is fast, cheap and simple with ManyShip.
ManyShip safely and securely connects you with the travelers who plan on going to the same place where your family lives.
Check out this graphic that summarizes a transaction from start to end.
Thousands of people have already trusted ManyShip. They sent and received things like candy, chocolate, documents, medical devices, toys, books, electronic gadgets and many other simple things.
If you are a student, business traveler or a leisure traveler you have a great opportunity to make money on your upcoming summer travel with ManyShip.
Earn $250 or more by simply following these three steps:
Sign up and post your upcoming trip
Sign up is free. It takes 60 seconds or less.
Review the requests from senders
You may receive one or more requests from the senders. Review the request and either approve it or reject it. You may seek additional information by using the “Ask Sender” option.
Your safety and security are very important to us. If you decide to carry things for other members, you are at liberty (in fact, you are obligated) to open the package that you receive from the sender, and verify the contents. Read more about the trust and safety features on ManyShip here.
We also partnered with the Stanford researchers to provide you the “trust score”.
You decide whether to accept the request or reject it. You have no obligation what so ever to accept and or carry the things for other members.
Carry things and deliver them (or arrange for a delivery)
If you accept the request, you may coordinate with the sender to get the things into your possession:
At this time, ManyShip collects a payment from the sender.
You simply pack the things in your bags, carry them and deliver at the destination (or have them picked up by the sender’s party). Please remember that you are responsible for any customs duty tax as per applicable law. You may discuss about the customs duty tax value with the sender and include the tax amount (if any) into your total price. You can find an example of applicable customs duty tax here.
We will deposit the payment into your bank account or send you a check after you deliver the products (we may deduct a small transaction fee). Read more about the payments in our FAQ – How and When do I get Paid.
Make this summer worthy. Use the space in your bags and make $250 or more (assuming that you could carry 50 lbs at $5 per lb).
Sign up now and get rewarded.
ManyShip offers a great opportunity for students, business travelers and leisure travelers to earn money and in turn discount their upcoming travel. Here’s a chance to earn up to $250 by following these three simple steps:
Sign up for ManyShip and enter your itinerary
Sign up is free and takes less than 60 seconds.
Accept requests from senders
You will receive requests to carry things from other members (senders) such as the one shown below. Review the request carefully and seek additional information by using the “Ask Sender” option.
We take your safety and security very seriously. In fact, your safety and security are our #1 priority. From open package policy, which allows you to open the package and verify the contents, to standard trust features such as ratings, reviews and secure payments you get the necessary information that will help you to take an informed decision. Read more about our trust and safety features here.
Moreover, we have partnered with the Stanford researchers to show you the “trust score” that you share with the sender.
Equipped with this information, you decide whether to accept the request or reject it. You have no obligation what so ever to accept and or carry the things for other members.
Carry things and deliver them (or arrange for a delivery)
After accepting the request, you coordinate with the sender to get the things into your possession. There are three different ways to get the things from the sender as shown below:
At this time, ManyShip collects the payment from the sender so you don’t have to worry about it.
You simply pack the things in your bags, carry them with you and deliver them at the destination (or have them picked up by the sender’s party). Please remember that you are responsible for any customs duty tax as per applicable law. You may discuss about the customs duty tax value with the sender and include the tax amount (if any) into your total price. You can find an example of applicable customs duty tax here.
Once you deliver the things, we will deposit the payment into your bank account or send you a check, after deducting a small transaction fee. You can read more about how the payments work in our FAQ – How and When do I get Paid.
So, why wait? Use the space in your bags and make up to $250 by carrying 50 pounds at $5 per pound.
Sign up now and get rewarded.
by Pranav Dandekar, Creator of Teapot
Teapot is a Stanford University research project where our mission is to enable trusted transactions on the web. We at Teapot are excited to partner with ManyShip to help make it the most trusted service for peer to peer shipping in the world.
How Teapot works
Teapot fosters trust between shippers and carriers on ManyShip using their social networks. When you view a trip or a need posted by a ManyShip user, like Michael Bennett, ManyShip allows you to “See how you’re connected” to Michael.
Teapot will show you a trust score between you and Michael when both you and him have signed on to Teapot in your ManyShip account using the Facebook log on. The trust score is based on your shared connections, social interactions and common background.
This score leverages cutting-edge algorithms developed by researchers at Stanford University. These algorithms take into account a number of things about your social network and interactions: which friends of yours are connected to Michael, how well do you know them, and how well do they know Michael. The trust score captures the idea of transitivity of trust: if you trust someone and they trust Michael, then you should probably trust Michael too. Additionally, the algorithms also take into account if you and Michael have a common background (e.g., you both went to the same high school, or worked at the same company, or are part of the volunteer organization).
In addition to simply showing you an opaque score, Teapot and Manyship also provide you more information about how you are connected (how many degrees you are separated by, which friends of yours are connected to the other user), so you can better understand this score. Like ManyShip, Teapot believes that knowing these shared connections and common background brings us closer, and creates greater trust in a transaction.
Your Privacy: We understand that if we are going to be in the trust-building business, we must first earn your trust. We promise that we will not share your data with a third party that you have not explicitly approved. Moreover, we give you total control over your data: if you sign in to Teapot, and click “Forget Me”, we will delete every single piece of information Teapot has about you. That’s one-click privacy brought to you by Teapot!
We look forward to helping ManyShip users build greater trust and enable a world class experience for senders and travelers alike. Get started building trust with Teapot by visiting ManyShip today.
Pranav Dandekar is the creator of Teapot and a research scientist at Stanford University. He has been thinking about trust, reputation and incentives in online marketplaces and social networks for more than 7 years. Previously he worked at industry leading technology companies including Google and Amazon.
In the past few weeks ManyShip has been seeing a lot of coverage in the press. Recently, BeforeItsNews.com did a piece on focusing on how we are connecting travelers around the world with people who need to send goods. The article features some awesome points on how high prices, obligations, and a lack of efficiency in the shipping market have created problems for senders, and “many of the uncertainties and high costs are eliminated with ManyShip, which even supports international delivery”.
Here are some other highlights of the article:
” ManyShip, is attempting to offer similar revolution in connecting travelers with cargo”
“ManyShip could surely be one of its kind, Social Shipping Platform”
“Travelers can go to the site and make a post detailing their trip, how much extra space they have and how much they want to be paid to carry a package for someone”
“Travelers stand to earn money as well as rewards, apart from making new connections and friends.”
They also commented on the trust and safety factor which is our number one priority at ManyShip saying “ManyShip is offering similar services in the cargo shipment segment. Platforms like AirBNB have already proven that such innovations do work against the obvious factor of distrust. Do give the platform a chance and let us know your views.”
Read the full article here: ManyShip Attempting to Connect Travelers with Cargo.
By Michael Bennett, CoFounder of ManyShip, The P2P Social Shipping Platform
This is a pre-release of “The Definitive Guide on Peer to Peer Shipping” which will be available on the ManyShip site next week. In the official release, we will include updated content including how to have something delivered and visual guides as well. For now, enjoy the guide and begin to learn more about the wonderful process of P2P shipping.
What is Peer to Peer Shipping?
Peer to peer shipping is the process of connecting people needing to send things with people near them who are traveling to the destination they are sending to. In essence, it is the process of applying the peer to peer model (also known as person to person or P2P) championed by organizations such as Peers.org, to the global postal services industry.
Where did the idea originate from?
Peer to peer shipping in a technology platform has only began to be implemented in the last year, but the concept has been around for over a while. ManyShip founder Prasad Kopanati (@pkopanati) coined the term peer to peer shipping or social shipping over twelve years ago when he started to send things back to his family in India after coming to the US as a graduate student. You can read more about his story here.
How does it work?
Peer to peer shipping is based on leveraging technology web platforms or mobile applications to connect people needing to send goods, packages, presents, and items, with people that are traveling to those destinations. People sending are referred to as “senders” or “shippers”. People that are traveling are referred to as “travelers” or “carriers”. By creating a platform, companies attempt to bridge the supply and demand aspects of the market, which are the supply of people traveling, matched with a demand for people needing to ship goods.
When someone needing to send something joins a site like ManyShip, they can search the current inventory of travelers, or post their need. If someone is traveling and wants to make money, meet new people, and help others, they post their trip. The site matches these people and allows them to communicate and then do a transaction. We created some simple guides to help you learn How to Send and How to Carry with ManyShip.
What are the benefits?
There are various benefits of peer to peer shipping for both senders and travelers. The most common advantages for people sending are a faster, greener, and more inexpensive shipping process. Travelers earn money, help others, and make great connections around the world. Let’s examine more in-depth the benefits for both types of users:
Faster: Peer to peer networks help you send your things faster by using pre-existing travel patterns which are a lot more efficient than the big, centralized, postal carrier. You can send your things pretty much anywhere in the world in 20-36 hours internationally (3-14 times faster than postal), and in 1-2 hours locally (12-48 times faster than postal).
Greener: Traditional postal services emit 492 million tons (megatons) of CO2 emissions per year. Yuck! The hundreds of thousands of trucks and plane trips that are made directly impact and harm our environment. By using pre-existing travel plans, P2P shipping has practically no net carbon dioxide output.
Cheaper: At ManyShip, we have seen decrease in the prices of shipping by anywhere from 20-75% internationally when weighted for comparable travel times. Locally, instead of paying a courier $75+ to take a package from San Francisco to San Jose, you can find an individual who has a preexisting travel route between the cities and pay a fraction of that price anywhere from 12-48 times faster than USPS for example.
Simpler: No more stamps, filling out numerous forms at post offices, waiting for delays in long lines, and trying to figure out how much it will cost to send your things to Destination X in Y number of days. Technology and peer to peer methods streamline this process.
Earn money: People who travel with extra space that carry goods earn money and rewards. People make anywhere from $5 dollars locally to $100+ internationally depending on the necessity of the sender and items being sent. The model creates a strong incentive for people to carry, and helps to pay for a coffee, those horrid bag fees from the airlines, part of your ticket, or can help you put some money in the bank.
Make connections: Want to meet great people in your local community or across the world. Travelers have constantly reported making great connections with the people they carry for. This is a legitimate benefit for those interested in expanding their personal network and relationship pool. A famous story from one of our ManyShip carriers is that he got an internship that led to a job offer from the individual he delivered to India.
Help others: You can make money, meet great new people, and in this process you are helping others! It is a win-win for everyone involved, and travelers are doing more than just providing a personal service, they are helping others.
In conclusion, senders are enabled to have a faster, greener, and more affordable shipping experience. Travelers earn money, help others, and make great new connections throughout the world. Now who wouldn’t want that?
What are the risks?
The biggest concern we hear on a weekly basis is how carriers prevent someone trying to ship illicit goods with them. In order to prevent these type of things from happening, peer to peer shipping platforms should have a strong foundation in safe, secure, and trustworthy processes. Unless an item such as an iPhone is in the original sealed case from the seller, carriers should inspect the goods to prevent anything illegal being transported. In order to better educate our users about the various processes we use at ManyShip, we list directly on our website the trust and safety measures we take to protect our users, senders and travelers alike. You can read about these practices on our ManyShip Trust page.
Where is the future of peer to peer shipping headed?
The future of peer to peer shipping holds great promise. Alternative methods of business and the sharing economy model championed by companies such as AirBnB for rooms and Lyft or UberX for rides have completely changed the way our society and economy will do business forever. At ManyShip our vision is to build the fastest, simplest and most inexpensive way of sending your things anywhere in the world while protecting the environment.
Now that you understand how the peer to peers shipping process works, give it a try on the ManyShip today.
On Monday CareerHack.net published an interview and story about ManyShip Founder and CEO Prasad Kopanati, and his journey from a student in India to launching a startup in Silicon Valley. The interview titled How to Launch a Silicon Valley Startup as an Immigrant focused on Prasad’s 12 year journey since he arrived in the US as a student pursuing his Master’s Degree.
Chalked full of insight, hardship, and the struggles many internationals face coming to the US, Prasad describes first hand the startups he worked with and previously founded, and the lessons he has taken from them in order to pursue success with ManyShip. The story is a touching one of goals and hope for the future for those who are willing to pursue their dreams and stay persistent in the face of adversity. Furthermore, it highlights how Prasad is focused on solving a real life problem that he and millions of others around the world face on a daily basis.
CareerHack.net is a website dedicated to helping people survive and thrive in the new economy focused on entrepreneurship and international careers. Read the full article here: http://careerhack.net/how-to-launch-a-silicon-valley-startup-as-an-immigrant/