Shyp Makes Couriers Employees Before It’s Too Big to Change


Shyp forges ahead of its competitors and avoids the inevitable hustles that come with keeping their couriers contract workers.

By Davey Alba.

The call for broader protections for on-demand workers is getting louder. And some companies are listening.

Shyp, a San Francisco-based startup that picks up, packages, and ships items on demand, said today that it’s converting its couriers from independent contractors to full-fledged employees. The move, announced in a blog post by CEO Kevin Gibbon, makes Shyp one of the few on-demand companies to boast a workforce made up entirely of employees.

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