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My Baggage, formerly known as Uni Baggage, is a luggage delivery company which was founded in the end of 2009 by Paul Stewart. The service is used mainly by students, expats, holidaymakers, travel nomads, sports teams, armed forces, and people moving abroad. It arranges the collection and delivery of its customers’ items through major couriers for a lower cost compared to customers booking transportation directly.
The courier service was founded by entrepreneur Paul Stewart in November 2009 after he had experienced difficulties moving his personal belongings from his home in Northern Ireland to where he was studying to at the University of Edinburgh. Stewart established the business in his second year of studying an engineering degree at the university using his student loan as funding.
The company is now currently based in Belfast. Since it was founded, My Baggage has expanded into worldwide shipping and since May 2015, it currently offers the services of DHL Express, and Parcelforce.
The company had 30,000 customers by August 2013 and transported more than 1,000 tonnes of student belongings, travelling 6,000,000 mi (9,700,000 km) across the United Kingdom and globally. The company had annual sales in excess of £1 million by 2014.
Uni Baggage announced the launch of its VIF Service (Very Important Fresher) in September 2014. This new service was covered by a number of media outlets including the BBC, Financial Times, CNBC, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph. The VIF Service allowed students to travel to university in luxury while their belongings were transported separately.
Uni Baggage launched several new routes from Ireland to Europe and the United States in November 2015. The company signed a new deal of $1 million in April 2018 with courier companies based in the United States to transport customer items between five hundred new routes in and out of the country.
Following research into its customers the company changed its name to My Baggage from Uni Baggage in February 2019, to become inclusive of the wider customer type as it was formerly conceived to primarily serve college and university students.
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