Send My Bag

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Send My Bag
IndustryCourier
FounderAdam Ewart
Headquarters
Bangor
,
Northern Ireland
Area served
Worldwide
ServicesShipping & Luggage Delivery Service
Websitehttps://www.sendmybag.com

Send My Bag is a luggage shipping company for students, business professionals, relocators, travelers, sports enthusiasts and holiday makers. Their delivery of belongings is designed to allow travelers to travel light at a lower cost than airline fees. [1][2]

History[edit]

Send My Bag was formed after founder Adam Ewart was charged excess baggage fees when helping his girlfriend travel home from university.[3][4] After paying the fee Ewart returned home and searched the web for a service which offered to deliver luggage at a lower cost. With nothing found, he decided to start Send My Bag. Setting up just one web page for under £100, he created a simple booking system for the business venture.

Prior to 2011 Send My Bag primarily existed as a niche luggage shipper for students. From 2011 onwards, their focus broadened as airlines such as Ryanair took additional steps to dissuade passengers from checking bags, and as airline revenue from baggage fees worldwide dramatically increased.[5]

The service is available as an iOS app.[6]

On 9 September 2012, Ewart appeared on the BBC television program Dragons' Den in search of an investment for his door to door baggage service. [7][8]

Following the unsuccessful appearance on Dragons' Den, Send My Bag announced a £100k funding from investors Lough Shore Investments.[9][10]

On 24 November 2014 on CNBC news Ewart announced the launch of US worldwide services. In 2015 Send My Bag further expanded launching a US domestic service and worldwide services from Australia.[11][12]

Send My Bag provides 24hr worldwide support from offices in Bangor, Northern Ireland and New York City.[13][14]

Awards[edit]

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 92nd birthday, on 21 April 2018, Send My Bag was announced as winner of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise.[15] At the time of winning the award Send My Bag had shipped 250,000 pieces of luggage in the previous 12 months[16].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryanair £35 a bag luggage fare is so expensive it is cheaper to send your bag on holiday by courier". Mail Online. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ "How you could save £82 per holiday by SENDING your bags ahead". The Sun. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  3. ^ SendMyBag.com. "Our Baggage Shipping Origins and the Send My Bag Team". www.sendmybag.com. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Pack up and fly away! Send My Bag taking the hassle out of the airport". Growth Business. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Baggage Fees by Airline | Bureau of Transportation Statistics". www.rita.dot.gov. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Send My Bag App". App Store. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Rejected on Dragons' Den – but life goes on! - Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas". startups.co.uk. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  8. ^ "10 minutes with...Send My Bag CEO Adam Ewart". Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  9. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "Dragon's Den Reject SendmyBag Scores £100K Angel Funding To Help Travellers Travel Light". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Enter the Dragon - SendmyBag". Lough Shore Investments. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Startup SendMyBag launching a domestic U.S. service". Fortune. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Baggage fees no more". CNBC. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  13. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "SendMyBag Arrives In The U.S. To Take Your Luggage When Airlines Won't". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Jobs boost for Bangor baggage firm, Sendmybag". BBC News. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  15. ^ "Three Northern Ireland-based businesses given Queen's Award for Enterprise". ITV News. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  16. ^ "How 'Send My Bag' luggage delivery changes travel". Globetrender Magazine. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.