Shipping association programs can boost your operations in ways you may not even realize. The cost-savings, time-savings and customer incentive to name a few. But there’s another layer of benefits to a shipping association membership. 

Shipping Association Programs, Incentive & Support 

As we discussed earlier in the year, shipping association programs streamline shipping operations to save customers an enormous amount of time (which saves an enormous amount of money). 

Incentivizing clients saves time and money, which will help boost your member retention. Business 101 dictates member retention translates to customer growth, which translates to company growth and revenue growth. Part of this incentive also includes volume-based package discounts. 

Helping your members ship smarter and sharpen their competitive edge, shipping associations offer discounts based on volume, shipping characteristics, and frequency. Most importantly, these discounts are far more significant than what members could independently negotiate. 

How to Choose & Implement a New Program

When looking for a shipping program to use with your business, always review negotiated rates, insurance coverage, and are mobile friendly. Shipping association programs will work with you to roll out their service. With this, they can help you navigate their platform and familiarize you with their landscape. This will assure the program has been implemented properly. Shipping associations also work with you to introduce their offerings to your members. 

The ShipTime membership program, for example, allows you to easily manage all your shipments with transparent shipment monitoring. With the ShipTime Quick Quote tool, you can simply input the package parameters, how you’re sending it (anything from an envelope to LTL), and the destination for the best rate available through your preferred carrier(s). 

With the ShipTime Quote & Ship option, you just print the label and ship it off. Meanwhile, the Multiple Shipment tool allows you to send numerous parcels of the same parameters at once. Offering clients account logins, your customers enjoy a personalized portal. This retains user preference for easy repeat-shipments and allows for a seamless label printing and best pricing. 

Heroic Support™

ShipTime supplements its service offering with dedicated support staff. Assisting with any program-related question, ShipTime’s Heroic Support™ can also provide thorough program monitoring and reporting. Founded on great customer care, ShipTime’s Heroic Support™ team acts as your advocate and carrier liaison. 

When weighing your shipping options, make sure you’re partnering with the right shipping service. ShipTime, for example, allows you to enter box dimensions and package weight for an accurate rate quote. And the dashboard speeds your shipping quote with predefined box sizes. 

The ShipTime search engine aggregates data to find you the best shipping rates available. Finding you the best possible shipping rates, ShipTime provides all relevant shipping information on one screen. Working with the most accredited shipping providers, they also help you take the hassle out of your shipment operations with customer-centric services. 

The ShipTime dashboard solution also provides predefined incentive rewards and the “My Pickups” functionality, allowing you to see scheduled pickups and times. They cover all your bases when it comes to efficient tracking and delivery.  

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