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Shyp launches in L.A. to solve 'painful' postal problem

Shyp launches in L.A. to solve 'painful' postal problem

The on-demand pickup, packaging and posting service Shyp launched in Los Angeles on Wednesday, bringing with it a 20,000-square-foot packing and shipping facility in Commerce, and plans to employ dozens of delivery contractors. Founded in San Francisco a year ago, the start-up aims to solve what co-founder Kevin Gibbon described as the most "painful" part of shipping an item — packing something and taking it to the post office. ------------ FOR THE RECORD 11:28 a.m. An earlier version of this article gave the name of Shyp's co-founder as Kevin Gibbons. He is Kevin Gibbon. ------------ “It’s not an easy thing to solve,” he said....

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