PartnerShip Named Diamond Broker by Internet Truckstop

January 20, 2016 at 8:25 AMMatt Nagel

PartnerShip is proud to announce that we’ve joined Internet Truckstop’s Diamond Broker Program. Additionally, PartnerShip has secured a $100,000 bond which is a significant increase of what is mandated for all brokers and freight forwarders by law.

For a broker to stay in the program they must maintain an “A” credit rating and experience with Internet Truckstop. The broker also must abide by the TIA code of ethics

About Diamond Broker Program
Participating members receive a diamond designation attached to every load they post with Internet Truckstop. The Diamond Broker quickly delivers valuable assurances to Carriers regarding credit, performance history and the quality of their bond.  In addition to these competitive advantages the Diamond Broker receives experienced support to protect their bond, their credit score and their good name. 

About Internet Truckstop
Founded in 1995, Internet Truckstop is the first and largest freight matching service on the web. Internet Truckstop offers more tools than any other freight matching service available. These easy to use tools, one of the largest freight databases, and a commitment to the transportation industry make Internet Truckstop the leader in Internet freight matching.

PartnerShip is very excited to be part of this great program! We always strive to provide our carrier partners with a quality experience!

5 Resolutions You Should Make in 2016

January 13, 2016 at 9:26 AMMatt Nagel

Now that the countdown is over and you’ve vacuumed most of the confetti out of your carpet, it’s time to look forward to the rest of the year and make (hopefully not empty) promises to yourself for a better future. Your overall resolution as a business, when it comes to your shipping operation, should be to save money. In order to successfully achieve this resolution over the next year, you’re going to have to make sure key operations and processes are in place and followed. Not to fear, as Your Shipping Connection, we’ve compiled 5 recommended resolutions for your company to make in 2016 to achieve your end goal – saving money!

  1. Consolidate - As a general rule, one big order ships for less than three smaller orders. That means businesses should consider consolidating multiple orders into a single large shipment whenever possible, and always try to minimize the number of packages it sends. All too often, shipments are arranged as they come in from sales or order processing. However, a little planning and visibility will go a long way towards saving on shipping costs, supplies, and time.
  2. Commit to Saving on Inbound Shipments - Many companies that have outbound freight will more often than not have shipments coming into their facility from vendors and suppliers. These shipments are often billed to the consignee even though the consignee has no control over how the shipment is shipped or handled by the carrier. Even if your company isn’t seeing a direct invoice for these shipments, there’s no such thing as “free shipping” and the charges are probably being hidden elsewhere. In short, staying on top of your inbound shipping cultivates a healthy bottom line.
  3. Avoid Reweighs and Reclasses – Making this simple commitment to a more detail-oriented shipping operation will no doubt save you time and money in the long run. Most of avoiding costly reweighs or reclasses comes down to one document – your Bill of Lading (BOL). Make accuracy a priority on your BOL and enjoy a hassle-free shipping operation.
  4. Make New Connections – If you’re not yet working with a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) partner, you can knock the above resolutions (and many more) out of the park in 2016. There are many benefits to taking on a shipping partner, but, in short, a good 3PL should put a great deal of effort into concentrating on the shipping industry, developing solid relationships with carriers and drivers alike, and leveraging that stability into savings and service for their customers. Thereby taking costly time commitments from your staff and providing savings for your company.
  5. Catch-up on Your Reading – Between our blog and our white papers, PartnerShip puts out a great deal of information to keep you informed on happenings in the constantly changing shipping industry and tips on how to save money on any and every shipment.

Interested in making and keeping these resolutions? Consider PartnerShip as your dedicated shipping partner! We have over 25 years of experience managing less-than-truckload (LTL), tradeshow, truckload, and small package shipping operations for thousands of businesses. Every year since 1989 our New Year’s resolution has been to save you money! 

Visit PartnerShip.com/LearnMore for more information.

Get winning! Enter the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes

January 8, 2016 at 9:35 AMLeah Hyland

Get ready to win! FedEx is giving PartnerShip customers a chance to win up to $10,000, plus over 100 other prizes, in the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes. By enrolling in a PartnerShip-managed shipping program, association members will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. If you are already enrolled in one of our programs, you simply have to register for the sweepstakes. Then you’ll have a chance to earn up to 51 additional entries.*

Imagine how you could invest in the success of your business with these prizes:

  • $10,000 Grand Prize (1) 
  • $1,000 First Prizes (10) 
  • $50 Second Prizes (100)

Get started. Keep saving.
PartnerShip customers enjoy significant savings on select FedEx® services. The program is free to join and there are no minimum shipping requirements. What’s more, you may be eligible for other special offers and promotions.

PartnerShip works with over 120 major trade associations, across many industries, to provide their members with time- and money-saving tools to help them be successful in all facets of shipping and logistics. If you belong to an association we work with, take advantage of our free shipping benefits today and get in on the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes. If you're not sure if you qualify for one of our association shipping programs contact us and we'll find the solution that's right for you.

*Limit 52 total entries. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. The $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes is sponsored by FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older and a member of an eligible FedEx Advantage® affiliate as of 1/3/16. Begins 1/4/16; ends 2/26/16. For rules, visit smallbusiness.fedex.com/get-ready-rules.

PartnerShip Year in Review

December 22, 2015 at 10:22 AMMatt Nagel

With 2015 coming to a close, PartnerShip looks back on an amazing year that was highlighted by great people, customers, and carriers! Below is a snapshot of what went into 2015!

5 white papers developed
Valuable, free information designed to help you navigate the complicated world of shipping.

6 potlucks
The crockpots would be too many to count…

10 association programs created
Adding to our over 150 other association programs, PartnerShip brought on 10 new association partners this year – helping their members save on shipping!

13 new employees hired
Tony, Robert, Amanda, Tyler, Larry, Zoey, Chelsea, Kim, Dillon, Jen, Jim, Kelly, and Stefanie were brought on board in 2015. Contributing to an already unique culture and helping customers get their important shipments from point A to point B.

20 Cleveland playoff plates awarded
Yes, it's as strange as it sounds.

45 tradeshows
As you can see, PartnerShip employees spend a good amount of time on the road exhibiting at the tradeshows of our association partners.

72 blog posts
Counting this post, that’s over 70 tips, trends, and opinions to keep you informed on the world of shipping.

594 claims resolved for our customers
PartnerShip prides itself on being a true partner to our customers. That’s why we’re very proud about successfully resolving almost 600 claims with carriers in our customer’s favor!

614 white papers downloaded
The aforementioned white papers were downloaded over 600 times!

775 carrier partners added
That’s 775 vetted and reliable carrier options for your shipments!

3,824 pens given away at tradeshows
The PartnerShip pen is an important accompaniment to any event or tradeshow.

17,048 customers served
Just over 17,000 customers saving on every shipment they send and receive!

2,202,950 shipments sent
Whether small package or freight, thank you for using PartnerShip for your shipping needs!

Thank you for another great year! If you haven't already, take a look at our holiday schedule to plan out your shipping operations for the next couple weeks. As always, feel free to contact PartnerShip at sales@PartnerShip.com or 800-599-2902 if you have any questions! Have a great 2016!

Holiday Donations

December 18, 2015 at 9:56 AMLeah Hyland