The Internet has made buying things as effortless as possible. You don't need to go to the store or even roll out of bed. You don't have to bother with cash, and in places where you frequently shop, you can do without pulling out a card either. A series of mouse clicks or finger taps is all it takes.
The inverse isn't so simple. Mailing packages typically requires making a trip to the nearest postal service and wrestling with packaging. Shyp wants to do away with this hassle, and it has just brought its app over to Android.
To mail an item with Shyp, simply snap a photo, tell the service where you are, where you want your item to go, and schedule a pickup. The company will send someone out to pick up the goods, pack them for you, and take the package to the carrier with the best price (Fedex, UPS, USPS, DHL). After you pay for shipping (along with an extra $5 for Shyp's services), you can then track your package straight from within the app. If anything happens, Shyp covers every shipment with up to $1,000 of insurance.
Shyp is only available in New York City, Miami, and San Francisco. Los Angeles isn't covered yet, but it's next on the list. And to everyone trying things out for the first time, be sure to use the code PLAYSTORE while signing up to get $10 in shipping credit.