30th Anniversary Retro Giveaway!
This month marks Unishippers' 30th birthday, and we want you to help us celebrate! For 30 days, we'll share some of our favorite memories from the past 30 years. To enter, comment on Unishippers' daily Facebook post with your favorite memory from that year. Comment on the new Unishippers post daily for plenty of chances to win! Visit Facebook and share a memory.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Take a look at the memories we’ve shared on Facebook so far. We’re starting in 1987 and going all the way up to 2017!
UniShippers Association (USA) opens its doors in Salt Lake City as a
reseller for Purolator Courier.
Athletes, grab your ping pong paddles! For the first time, the 1988 Summer
Olympic Games includes table tennis as an official sport.
You probably remember the classic AOL alert of the early 90s - "You've got
mail!" This greeting is recorded on a cassette deck by Elwood Edwards and
heard around the world, every minute, for years to come.
Tim Berners-Lee, an English computer scientist, begins to develop the
information management system that later becomes the World Wide Web.
The 1991 Super Bowl halftime show features a performance by the early
'90s boy band, New Kids on the Block. This is the first time the show
features a contemporary pop artist instead of a college marching band.
During a particularly bad storm, a shipping container filled with 28,000
rubber ducks is washed overboard and lost at sea. The ducks are found
around the world for years to come - even as late as 2007!
Premiering on June 11th, Jurassic Park grosses over $914 million dollars,
becoming the most successful film released to date.
Business in the front, party in the back. The term "mullet" is coined and
popularized by the Beastie Boys' 2014 song Mullet Head. The band is
even credited for the term in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Calling all coffee lovers! Starbucks introduces the Frappuccino to caffeine
addicts across the globe. Today, Starbucks has 14 Frappuccino varieties,
including limited-edition flavors like gingerbread and pumpkin spice.
Unishippers introduces a new name, as well as a fresh new logo.
Unishippers also sells its 200th franchise location, extending our reach
to help more customers like you!
Pull out your wands and broomsticks! Harry Potter and the
Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series, is
published by Bloomsbury on June 26th.
The final episode of Seinfeld airs on May 14, 1998. Over 76 million
viewers tune in, making it the fifth most watched series finale in
American television history.
Gotta catch 'em all! In 1999, The Pokémon Company starts publishing and
distributing Pokémon trading cards in North America.
The early days of reality television kick off with the first season of CBS's
Survivor. Fifty-one million viewers tune in to the finale to watch Richard
Hatch win $1 million.
Unishippers launches its first online shipping tool - freight click and ship,
InstaShip, giving customers more flexibility in estimating and scheduling
Madonna hits the streets wearing Juicy Couture, quickly turning the velour
tracksuit into an early 2000s staple.
The international research project titled The Human Genome Project
finished mapping the structure of DNA and all of its physical and functional
Who is Ken Jennings? He's the Jeopardy contestant with the longest
winning streak, winning 74 games and over $3 million on the game
The first ever YouTube video, titled "Me at the Zoo," is posted on April 23rd.
The 19-second video features YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim at the zoo's
Best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love lands on the nightstands of readers
around the globe. Thousands of travelers set off for Italy, India, and
UPS celebrates its 100th anniversary. Things have come a long way since
1907, when most UPS deliveries were made on foot!
Unishippers signs a contract with UPS to be the company's first reseller,
adding top-notch UPS express shipping to its lineup for small and medium-
Oprah announces The Oprah Winfrey Show's 25th season will be its last.
The final episode receives the show's highest rating in 17 years.
Accepting the Video of the Year award for her hit single, Bad Romance,
Lady Gaga attends the MTV Music Video Awards donning a dress made
entirely of raw beef.
Unishippers achieves record-breaking revenue of $342 million and launches
the next generation of its online tool for freight booking and shipping, Freight
The Korean pop song Gangnam Style by Psy sets the record for the
most-viewed YouTube video of all time. The video currently has well over
2 billion views!
Unishippers meets its ambitious business goals - acquiring new customers
around the country and achieving record-breaking revenue of $375 million.
The ALS Association starts an awareness and fundraising campaign to fight
ALS called The Ice-Bucket Challenge. Fans of the challenge post videos of
soaking themselves with ice water on social media sites. The fundraising
effort goes viral and leads scientists to discover NEK1, known to be one of
the most common genetic contributors of the disease.
Funny man David Letterman says farewell to his longstanding audience of
33 years, hosting the last season of Late Night with David Letterman.
UPS successfully tests its first drone delivery, transporting emergency
supplies to remote locations. The test delivers an inhaler to a small island
off the coast of Massachusetts, taking only eight minutes!
Happy 30th Birthday, Unishippers! For 30 years, we’ve helped small
and medium-sized businesses deliver express and freight shipments
in the U.S. and around the world!
Please contact us for assistance in finding the best option for your shipping needs.
Contact your Unishippers office or call 1-866-99-USHIP.