Do Business. Get Rewarded.

April 20, 2015 at 8:34 AMLeah Hyland

PartnerShip customers are now able to obtain a free membership in the new My FedEx Rewards program. In addition to the small-package discounts they enjoy through a PartnerShip-managed shipping program, My FedEx Rewards lets them earn gift cards and brand-name merchandise when they ship.

Join for free
Enjoy all the benefits of being a My FedEx Rewards member.

Earn
Take advantage of exclusive offers and earn rewards for shipping with FedEx.

Get rewarded
Choose from gift card favorites for music, restaurants and stores. Or, redeem for a variety of brand-name merchandise.

Click here to join the My FedEx Rewards program, and you’ll receive exclusive offers that typically run for eight weeks. After you activate an offer, you can easily track your progress; and once you reach an offer goal, you get to pick out your reward.

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 My FedEx Rewards. 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.

Biggest Freight Shipping Challenges: Price

April 15, 2015 at 11:25 AMMatt Nagel
In a recent survey conducted by PartnerShip, we asked the question: “What are your biggest challenges when shipping freight?” About 30% of surveyed shippers indicated price as their greatest challenge. This doesn't come as a surprise as freight shipping can often take a large chunk out of a company’s bottom line if not done right. Below are some tips for keeping your freight costs in check and we’ll also refer back to some older blog posts, as this is a topic that we make a point to cover extensively in our content.

  1. Choose the correct partnersWorking with a Third Party Logistics company (3PL) is one of the most common and easy ways to keep your freight costs in check. Through their buying clout, 3PL partners can, in many cases, secure better pricing with carriers than a single business normally could on their own. 3PLs will not only save you money, but the best 3PLs will also save you time by auditing your invoices, providing top-of-the-line technology and tools, and by making a point to keep you informed of freight industry tips and trends. Choosing the correct carrier partners, whether on your own or through a 3PL, will also save you money in the long run as carriers operate more efficiently in different geographic areas and offer different specializations for your freight.
  2. Pay attention to your inbound shipping – Often, when shippers think about their shipments, they will only take into account their outbound operations. Most 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. We know this is an important factor to your overall shipping costs and have many inbound shipping resources available.
  3. Avoid commonly made mistakes when shipping your freight – We recently developed an entire white paper on this subject and it’s designed to help you shy away from and correct the most costly mistakes that we, as a 3PL partner, come across. From inaccuracies in your Bill of Lading (BOL) to improperly handling your claims, there are wrong turns in the complicated world of freight shipping that can cost you big.
The feedback we received in the survey mentioned above was extremely valuable and we’re working to address your freight shipping concerns and challenges through our content, customer service, and freight shipping tools. Be sure to subscribe to the PartnerShip Connection Blog if you haven’t already by providing your email in the section to the right. And, to be extra-sure you are saving as much as possible on your freight, feel free to request a free shipping analysis of your freight operations.

Meet Your PartnerShip Team – Alex

April 10, 2015 at 8:40 AMLeah Hyland

Alex has been working here at PartnerShip for almost four years and she’s a sales rockstar. If you've ever had a freight shipping need, you may have had the pleasure of getting to know her. If you haven't, you’ve come to the right place. Check out what she has to say!

What do you do for PartnerShip?
I am a Senior Account Representative who handles LTL, truckload, and tradeshow shipments.

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
I would be some kind of bird so that I could fly.

Tell us about your family.
My husband’s name is Jim, our son’s name is Hayden and he is 4 years old. We have 3 cats, Molly, Abbey, and Zoi.

What’s your favorite 90's jam?
This Is How We Do It, 1995

What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
Everything my son does & getting my college degree.

NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?
NSYNC

What do you like the most about working at PartnerShip?
The employees.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Ireland. I want to see my heritage.

Thank you for your feedback!

April 6, 2015 at 11:24 AMMatt Nagel

Earlier this year, PartnerShip conducted a survey of customers to learn a little more about their freight shipping habits. As a logistics provider servicing thousands of customers and handling hundreds of shipments a day, it is important to us to understand our customers needs and concerns when it comes to their shipping operations. The survey consisted of around 15 questions geared towards less-than-truckload (LTL), volume, and truckload freight shipping. Upon completion of the survey, customers were entered into a contest to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch Tablet. Congratulations to Brian from Techniply, LLC for being our lucky winner!

The survey responses gave us an in-depth look at your main shipping issues, equipment often needed when shipping, and top items shipped - to name a few findings. Many respondents also took the time to provide valuable comments about their experiences with us and other carriers. 

The feedback, suggestions and information gathered in this most recent survey point us in the right direction and helps us to better tailor our content and services to your specific needs - so thank you to those who participated! If you missed out on the survey, feel free to send a note to marketing@PartnerShip.com with your feedback, suggestions, testimonials, or complaints at any time.

Congratulations to our FedEx 2015 Pro Bowl Package Sweepstakes Winners!

March 31, 2015 at 9:08 AMLeah Hyland

PartnerShip customers recently had the chance to participate in the FedEx 2015 Pro Bowl Package sweepstakes, sponsored by FedEx. By enrolling and shipping through a PartnerShip-managed shipping program, association members had the opportunity to win a number of great prizes. PartnerShip would like to thank the customers that participated in this promotion and congratulate our winners.

Congratulations to the following PartnerShip customers who won one of the fabulous prizes:

  • Art from National Shrinkwrap 
  • Kevin from Prestige Mold Inc
  • Nelson from Helmuth Repair Inc
  • Troy from Gardners Books Service Inc
  • Richard from House of Shoes

Throughout the sweepstakes, PartnerShip customers who participated also received significant discounts on select FedEx® services. Even though the sweepstakes is over, our customers are still saving money, and association members who qualify for a PartnerShip-managed shipping program can also take advantage of these savings. If you’re not sure if you qualify for one of our small package shipping programs, contact us and we’ll find the solution that’s right for you.

Meet Your PartnerShip Team – Nicole

March 27, 2015 at 8:38 AMLeah Hyland