ship·​per | \ ˈshi-pər How to pronounce shipper (audio) \

Definition of shipper

: one that sends goods by any form of conveyance

Examples of shipper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web FedEx and customers who have experienced delivery problems suggest contacting the shipper to begin the claims process. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "FedEx: Despite website wording, protests not to blame for delivery delays in Michigan," 11 June 2020 Russia, one of the world’s top wheat shippers, was among the first nations that moved to guard domestic food supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic. Megan Durisin,, "Russia Goes Against the Grain With Wheat Restrictions," 5 May 2020 The retail butchers blamed the Beef Trust, a cohort of shippers, kosher slaughterers and rabbinical inspectors that controlled every aspect of the city’s supply. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "A Rich (Very Rich) History of the Jewish Dairy Restaurant," 6 Apr. 2020 The effects from the virus seen at UPS and rival FedEx are significant because shippers often are the first to identify how disruptions from natural disasters and illness outbreaks are rippling through economies, thanks to their extensive networks. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "UPS says coronavirus is already cutting demand and disrupting supply chains," 28 Feb. 2020 Last year was tough in the competitive industry because of escalating insurance costs, tariffs on Chinese goods and a decline in shippers booking last-minute transport. Los Angeles Times, "On the open road, U.S. truck drivers face the coronavirus and new risks," 28 Apr. 2020 What if retailers allowed customers to choose their shipping provider at checkout, which might force shippers to compete for their loyalty? Sarah Halzack | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "The Wrong Way to Fight Porch Pirates," 6 Dec. 2019 The city is also investing $100 million to divert more freight to the water and rail lines, and to entice shippers to use marine terminals and waterways to bring in goods. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "1.5 Million Packages a Day: The Internet Brings Chaos to N.Y. Streets," 27 Oct. 2019 On Tuesday, a 50-milliliter bottle of ErYao Hand Sanitizer was being offered for $459 from a shipper in China. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "A $220 bottle of Lysol? Coronavirus leads to price-gouging on Amazon," 11 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of shipper

1755, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2020

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“Shipper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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: a person or company that ships goods or products

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