Shyp was a shipping company that operated in the years 2013-2018. The company picked up, packaged, and shipped items through USPS and other major carriers. The company was founded in San Francisco. The founders were Kevin Gibbon, Joshua Scott and Jack Smith.
The company launched with an iPhone app, which enabled users to take a photo of an item that they'd like shipped, select a pick-up and destination address and then have the item picked up and packed for them within 15 minutes. In 2015, the company also launched an Android app.
Shyp's offerings also included "Shyp Returns", which was functionality added to its apps that enabled shoppers to return items they purchased online from select merchants.
In 2015, the company converted its couriers from independent contractors to full-fledged employees. In 2017, in an effort to become profitable, Shyp laid off the majority of its staff and ceased operating in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. In 2018, Shyp CEO Kevin Gibbon announced that the company would shut down and lay off all its employees.
Over its lifetime, the company raised $62.1 million in venture-capital investment.
- Homebrew led the seed round
- Sherpva Ventures led the Series A
- Kleiner Perkins led the Series B
Areas of operation
Up until 2017 the company operated in:
- New York
- Los Angeles