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The IBPA member benefit

PartnerShip® saved IBPA members $68,864 in 2016 through the IBPA Shipping Program. This is an average savings of close to $173 per member using this program.


PartnerShip® offers the following services to IBPA members through the IBPA Shipping Program:
  • Savings of up to 31% on select FedEx small package services
  • Savings of at least 70% on standard and guaranteed LTL freight shipments with UPS Freight, YRC Freight, Con-way Freight, and other reputable carriers
  • Competitive pricing on truckload, trade show, and expedited shipments using quality national and specialized carriers
  • Specialized services including inbound management, low-cost shipping supplies, freight bill auditing, invoice consolidation, and more

2017 Holiday Update: UPS and FedEx Take Different Approaches to Peak Holiday Volume

Posted September 9, 2017

If you use UPS for your small package residential shipments, expect to see a jump in costs this holiday season. UPS announced that it will add a 27-cent charge on all Ground residential packages from November 19 - December 2, 2017 and then again from December 17 - December 23, 2017. Air packages and packages that qualify as large or over maximum limits will also see an increase.

In a notable departure from UPS, FedEx will not follow suit. Instead, the only holiday surcharge they will be adding is for packages that are big or bulky enough to require special handling.

PartnerShip®, the company that manages the IBPA Shipping Program, has taken a closer look at these changes. Click here to learn more about what shippers can expect this holiday season.

IBPA members receive exclusive discounts on select FedEx® services through the IBPA Shipping Program. Download the official IBPA Membership Benefits Handbook for more information.


ALREADY AN IBPA MEMBER? Great! Simply log into the "members only" area of the IBPA website to download a current copy of the IBPA Membership Benefits Handbook containing all the information you need to take advantage of each IBPA member benefit.


About PartnerShip®

PartnerShip® is a leading shipping solutions provider to over 17,000 businesses across North America. They have enjoyed significant success over their 25 year history by helping their customers save time and money in all facets of shipping and logistics, including LTL freight, truckload, tradeshow, expedited, and small package shipping. They also provide specialized solutions that address many small business needs, including storage, invoice consolidation, inbound shipping management, and more.

IBPA chose PartnerShip® to develop a shipping program that combines simplicity, excellent service, and great savings. Today, PartnerShip® is a well-established organization working with more than 150 association groups, over 17,000 businesses, and many of the best carriers in the industry. To learn more, visit www.partnership.com.


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