PPAI’s mission is to be the voice and force to advance the promotional products industry, and the Association’s business services members play a critical role in that mission.
The promo industry’s business services providers support industry companies’ operations with a wide range of resources and capabilities. This week, PPAI Media is spotlighting the shipping services they offer promo businesses. Logistics can be a headache for promo firms, who must make sure their products end up in their intended recipient’s hands on time and intact.
Many of these business services providers will be on hand at The PPAI Expo 2024, which takes place January 15-18 in Las Vegas.
One of the largest courier companies in the world, FedEx is a PPAI Trusted Affinity Partner, which means PPAI members get discounted rates on express, ground and freight shipping services. FedEx will also provide shipping services at The PPAI Expo 2024.
FedEx Ship Sites – available in two locations on The PPAI Expo exhibit hall floor – will replace the previous Package and Valet Mail Service. This change will result in a faster, more convenient process for attendees by removing the need to set up, handle and make several trips to load a box, then move to a separate long line for a single ship location. Attendees can pay for the boxes and shipping at the drop-off location on-site.
The PPAI Expo 2024 show bag, provided at the exhibit hall entrance, should be used to collect product samples, catalogs and more while walking the show floor. Attendees can drop off items at either of the two FedEx Ship Sites, located on the show floor at the back of aisles 2400 and 5700.
PPAI members receive discounts on their FedEx shipping rates with an active, enrolled FedEx account number. Attendees must be enrolled in the discount prior to shipping and meet qualifications for the discount.
Another PPAI Trusted Affinity Partner, Ascent Global Logistics solves supply chain and logistics challenges worldwide, offering truckload, less-than-truckload, forwarding, specialized, brokerage, managed transportation and expedite solutions. Ascent Global Logistics offers discounted shipping rates for PPAI members that earn customers up to 12% annual savings on freight.
The U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 160 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes.
2 Cube Global is a freight forwarding company that specializes in third-party logistics and fulfillment services, providing comprehensive less-than-container-load (LCL) ocean freight from China to the U.S.
Worldwide Express is a third-party logistics company that’s part of the largest authorized UPS reseller in the nation, as well as the second-largest privately held freight brokerage in the U.S.
AFS combines a data-driven approach to drive measurable savings and optimize logistics operations. Its services include freight audit and payment, parcel, LTL and transportation management services.