We asked Harry Centa of PartnerShip (BRA Supporting Vendor Partner) why they are splitting the shipping program into two separate benefits and a few other questions about the special savings program specifically for BRA Distinguished Retail Members. Here is how he responded:
To better serve your members and create a clear distinction between the shipping services that are
available to them, we felt it would be more effective to provide two separate member benefits.
The FedEx discounts have always worked differently than the freight savings that were a part of your
shipping program. While PartnerShip acts as a third party for quoting and managing shipments with multiple carriers for freight, we don’t serve the same type of role for FedEx small package shipments. We provide the discounts but then members set up shipments through FedEx and are billed by FedEx.
This change to your shipping program not only enables us to clarify the benefit offering, but it also allows us to use the FedEx brand more prominently – a brand that carries a great deal of trust and has wide-spread recognition.
Are your discounts changing?
No! Your discounts for FedEx small package shipments remain the same. And your members will continue to receive competitive pricing for their freight shipments through PartnerShip.
Is the enrollment process changing?
We have a brand-new landing page that includes the enrollment form. While the look is different, the
enrollment form remains the same and the enrollment process is not changing.
Will our members have to re-enroll in the program?
No! Any members currently enrolled will continue to see the FedEx discounts on their account and can ship the same way they currently do.
Will members be required to enroll separately for each service?
Members only need to enroll for the FedEx discounts. To take advantage of their reduced freight rates, they simply need to request a quote or create a PartnerShip.com account to run quotes on their own. This is no different from how it has worked in the past.
Who can our association members contact if they have questions about their FedEx shipments?
Call our FedEx Advantage team at 440-517-7275 or email fedex@PartnerShip.com.
BRA strives to be the definitive resource for active sport retailers and we’re always looking for ways to help your business be successful. We’re excited to announce a brand-new benefit available to BRA Distinguished Retail Members that will save you money by spending less on shipping.
With the BRA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, you save 50% on FedEx Express and 30% on FedEx Ground. If you’re receiving inbound freight shipments from your vendors, you’ll also have access to competitive rates with UPS Freight, YRC Freight, XPO, and many others.
To take advantage of this free benefit, enroll now.
To learn more about the BRA Shipping Program, call PartnerShip at 800-599-2902 or email sales@PartnerShip.com.
If you are not yet a BRA Distinguished Retail Member, please complete the super simple join form (choose the Distinguished Retail Membership option). Immediately after you submit your completed join form, you will receive a prompt with payment instructions for the $100 Annual Dues (100% tax deductible). Shortly after receiving the completed form, we will email you the the link to access the BRA Office Depot Preferential Pricing Program and summary of additional Supporting Vendor Partner benefits for BRA Retail Members. Once your payment is received in our system, we will notify the good people at PartnerShip who will approve your enrollment and enable you to take advantage of the savings in a timely manner.