Shyp is a courier service company. The company picks up, packages, and ships items through USPS and other major carriers. The company was founded in San Francisco in 2013. The company also provides its courier services in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. The company has raised a total of $62.1 million in venture-capital funding, with the latest Series B investment being led by investor Kleiner Perkins, where venture capitalist John Doerr joined the company's Board.
The company provides a mobile app by which users can enter a package's pick-up and destination addresses and upload a photo of the package to be shipped. In 2015, the company launched an Android app to compliment its iOS app. Also in 2015, Shyp added "Shyp Returns" functionality to its apps whereby shoppers can return items they purchased online from select merchants, including Amazon, Target and Nordstrom.
Shyp is one of the few on-demand companies – among many – made up entirely of employees, not independent contractors. In July 2015, the company converted its couriers from independent contractors to full-fledged employees.