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Shiply is a UK-based green logistics company founded by young entrepreneur Robert Matthams after he realized that the current way goods are shipped and delivered to households is extremely wasteful, leaving 25% of trucks and 15% of delivery vans empty after delivering packages to homes and businesses. Robert's idea was simple: pair the empty returning delivery trucks with new deliveries, and he could save money, time, and fuel while making shipping green. And just like that, Robert had redesigned the logistics industry to a new, greener standard. The response has been phenomenal. Shiply offers a very disruptive 75% savings over the competition in the UK for shipping nearly any item, and has quickly amassed a 400,000-client user base that puts 30,000 transport providers to better use. We sat down to ask Robert about how all of this got started, and where he sees shipping and logistics in our eco-friendly future. He couldn't comment on when Shiply would expand to the U.S. and other countries across the world, but we gather Mr. Matthams has big plans for Shiply, and for the future of transport.

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