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Freight-forwarding company in the US that also does storage space rental?


by @fuzzybabybunny | 5yr  | 2 comments

I currently use Shipito and Iโ€™m pretty happy with their service. I have all my mail sent to my Shipito locker in Oregon and when I want it theyโ€™ll consolidate everything into one box and ship it out to me where ever I may be for a good price. Iโ€™ve even used it to get stuff I order from Amazon whilst abroad.

The problem is that they donโ€™t offer item storage. There are some things that I want to store in my locker indefinitely / just in case I need them sent out to me.

Example:

Winter equipment / clothes. I want to store this stuff at the freight-fowarding company and have them sent out to me when I need it. When I donโ€™t need it anymore, Iโ€™ll send it back for storage to the freight-forwarding company. Rinse and repeat as needed.

Any recommendations for companies available in the US, preferably with lots of warehouses, especially ones in Oregon or Nevada?

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@ride | 4yr

If Shipito is so, good, then why do they have such crappy reviews and no rating from the Better Business Bureau? I also Googled for their insurace, and this is what I got, from their most loyal customers, commenting on Shipitoโ€™s very own forum, hosted on their domain.

You may want to try a company called Stackry for BBB ratings and SiteJabber reviews.

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@fuzzybabybunny | 4yr

shrugs

Been using them for four years now. In the beginning their UX was kind of a mess and not user-friendly at all, but now it seems ok. Iโ€™ve never had any major issues with them.

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tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.

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by @rumpusparable | 4yr 3 years ago | 3 comments

Hiya,

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