AnyVan is a UK-based limited company providing a reverse auction internet marketplace where European delivery requesters may list items they need to transport, and delivery and transport providers, such as haulage providers and private car owners, can bid on the listing.
The concept employed by AnyVan aims to minimise unused haulage or delivery space from private transport requester deliveries. It is an expansion of the groupage concept utilized by large haulage providers. Customers create accounts and list the items to be transported, along with information such as size, location, maximum price and flexibility of timing. Transport providers then bid on the delivery requirements, in a unique reverse auction environment.
Traditionally listings are awarded to the lowest bidder, although a user-feedback system is included on the site to minimise rogue trading and enable customers to choose a transport provider based on factors other than cost, such as reputation and insurance.
AnyVan has a free registration system for both transport providers and customers. As of March 2015, AnyVan has over 1.5 million registered customers and over 40,000 registered transport providers.