Pulse PR is working with UniBaggage.com on an awareness campaign to highlight the online shipping company’s US expansion plans. Having just signed a $1 million deal with US couriers to ship customer items in and out of America to 500 new global routes, the is a significant milestone for the East Belfast operation.
Opening an office in New York to work directly with these couriers, the deal will give Uni Baggage access to hundreds of thousands of new customers who regularly ship their belongings out of the US for college, while travelling or relocating to a different country. Company owner, Paul Stewart who set up the business eight years ago while he was at university in Scotland and spending a fortune on airline costs shipping his belongings to and from his home in East Belfast said,
“We have enjoyed fantastic growth over the last 18 months and are on target to double sales thanks to this new deal which allows us to sell into countries we previously hadn’t had access to. We will be taking on an additional 5 staff in 2018/19 to manage new customers and to keep our growth on track.”
Although Uni Baggage started shipping luggage solely for students, the customer profile has evolved, which has increased business– something Mr Stewart is keen to cultivate.
He said,“We initially set up the business for students as they need to move several times a year, and often travel home during Christmas or summer breaks. However, as airline prices increased, we found that more ‘frequent travellers’ who move around several times and year used Uni Baggage to ship their luggage ahead of them. We are now also finding that people are moving countries for work or family commitments and want a quick and reliable way of shipping their belongings across the world. Our service is completely online, making it very easy and affordable. Long gone are the days of the big removal trucks for long distance moves.”