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7 Essential Tips to Support Every Commuter’s Health and Wellbeing
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Jim Estill named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Ontario winner
Our fearless Founder and CEO, Jim Estill, was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Ontario winner.
First-of-its-Kind End-to-End Shipping Solution, ShipperBee, Launches Across Southwestern Ontario
ShipperBee expands its regionally based shipping solution across Southwestern Ontario.
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How ShipperBee Works
Discover how ShipperBee takes care of your shipping needs from first, middle and last mile delivery.
10 Great Part-Time Gigs for Retirees
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The Value in Becoming a ShipperBee Hive Host
Discover how ShipperBee and our collaborative delivery driver network delivers packages, safely and securely.
How ShipperBee Works for Shippers
Discover how ShipperBee and our collaborative delivery driver network deliver packages, safely and securely.
ShipperBee Unveils its Hive Technology at the 2019 NACS Show
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Jim Estill's Guelph-based 'ShipperBee' Is Much More Than A Shipping Company
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ShipperBee: Changing the World, One Package at a Time
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Top Benefits of Collaborative Delivery Driver Networks
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First-of-its-Kind End-to-End Regional Shipping Solution, ShipperBee, Celebrates Grand Opening
Press and public attend ShipperBee grand opening event at the company's headquarters in Guelph, Ontario.
10 Cool Facts about ShipperBee Hives
Hives are a critical backbone to our business. Here are 10 cool facts you should know about them.
10 Cool Facts About Shipping with ShipperBee
Wondering how we're different from other regional couriers? Here are ten cool facts on what makes us unique.
Changing the World of Regional Shipping
ShipperBee has launched a first-of-its-kind end-to-end delivery service that pays regular drivers to deliver!
Our CEO and Founder, Jim Estill, announced as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
The Ontario finalists will come together on 24 October 2019 in Toronto at the annual awards gala!
4 Effortless Ways to Increase Gas & Convenience Revenue
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BEE part of the Change! Are you a self-motivated individual seeking a startup vibe and a rewarding environment
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The Ultimate Side Gig: A Side Hustle without Hustle
Discover how to earn extra cash while you do your regular day-to-day tasks with ShipperBee today.
The Future of Shipping Starts with You
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The Future of Shipping
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6 Ways to Reduce Your Shipping Costs
Saving money on your shipping doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are six ways you can start saving today.
4 Ways to Increase Gas & Convenience Store Revenue
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9 Ways to Reduce Your Business' Carbon Footprint
Our ethical obligation to reduce our carbon footprint has never been greater, learn how with these nine ways.
How to Tap Into the ‘Power of While’
Learn how you can accomplish more in day than you thought possible by tapping into the Power of While.
Why ShipperBee is the Ideal Side Gig for Women
Women in particular are gravitating to a gig that earns extra income. Learn why they're choosing ShipperBee.
5 Ways to Drive Increased Gas & Convenience Foot Traffic
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Convenience Plus Parcels = The Perfect Partnership?
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FAQs

What is a Hive?

Hives are smart, interconnected transfer mailboxes that keep parcels safe and secure between drivers. With no more than 60 parcels per Hive, tracking and sorting is simple.

Does ShipperBee deliver faster than "the other guys"?

Because ShipperBee does not rely on sorting at mass distribution centres, it will be faster than other services for shorter distance deliveries.

Can I send or receive personal parcels using ShipperBee?

At this time, ShipperBee is for business shippers only.

Who are the drivers? What are their qualifications?

Drivers can be commuters driving longer distances, or someone who is running errands within the city for the day. We also have “Super Drivers” who are on call for more urgent deliveries.

How do I open a Business Account for shipping?

To open a business account to ship with ShipperBee, please visit shipperbee.com/requestinfo.

How does it work with my parcels going through the Hives?

Hives are smart, interconnected transfer mailboxes that keep parcels safe and secure between drivers. With no more than 60 parcels per Hive, tracking and sorting is simple.

Are the Hives secure?

Yes - the Hives are equipped with a security camera and weight sensors. This allows for us (and you) to monitor your parcels going to and from each transfer mailbox and ensure all deliveries are completed.

Does ShipperBee offer express shipping?

Yes – we have Super Drivers who can be assigned to a delivery if there is a rush order. Shippers also have the option to offer an extra tip for drivers to speed up the assignment.

How is ShipperBee better for the environment?

We don’t need more vehicles on the road. By utilizing trips that are already taking place (and all the empty trunk space) ShipperBee gets parcels where they need to go without adding more carbon emissions.

Can I pick up my parcel from a Hive myself?

No – only registered and approved drivers who are assigned to that trip can access Hive compartments. This means your parcels are completely secure – and we know who is accessing the Hive and when.

How do I sign up to be a driver?

You can sign up to be a driver now at shipperbee.com/login. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes. The onboarding process includes an online application, background verification, and successful completion of the online training.

How do I send something?

Once you request a pick up from ShipperBee, a driver is assigned to the pickup. The parcel then passes from one driver to the next in a relay using our secure, Wi-Fi connected parcel lockers called Hives. The last driver then delivers the parcel to the customer’s doorstep and sends a photo confirmation.