— This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on November 25, Tuesday.
Welcome to the CNBC Business Daily.
With more and more airlines starting to charge for checked bags, baggage shipping firms are pushing their services more than ever.
The latest is send my bag dot com.
A popular online baggage courier service in Europe that offers door to door bag deliver and has just launched operations in the U.S.
The start up offers door to door service from the U.S. to Europe.
Phil Lebeau has more.
With a number of people traveling internationally continuing to grow at a fairly rapid clip, there is a growing demand for people who want to ship their bags from their home address to their destination overseas. Today in the U.S., sendmybag.com launched this service. It's a company that has been doing increasing amounts of business in Europe. Sendmybag.com will be shipping bags internationally from here in the U.S. helping people try to avoid those overweight bag fees, which can be particularly onerous on international flights. The fee start at $99 shipping a bag to Europe from here in the U.S., and start at $145 per bag if you're shipping it to Australia.
The founder of sendmybag.com believes that there is growing demand for his service internationally.
[ADAM EWART / FOUNDER, sendmybag.com] "In the 21st century, we should be able to travel with more. Things should be getting better, not worse. And although on the surface, luggage shipping right now may look like it's a niche market, the international airline market is growing and growing. There'll be 3 billion flights taken this year. And that'll be increasing to over 4 billion by 2017."
Not surprisingly, more people are shipping their bags internationally, in part because the airlines continue to take in big money when it comes to bag fees.
In the U.S., the total amount this year is expected to be roughly $3.5 billion, and that amount is expected to gradually increase over the next couple of years.
Sendmybag.com believes that it can succeed in this market, in part because it has more people traveling internationally, and demands for those who want to avoid those overweight bag fees are expected to increase.
That's the story from here in the US, back to you.
I'm Chen Qian, reporting from CNBC's Asian headquarters.