Wednesday, August 24, 2016


GCA FedEx Shipping Program

PartnerShip®, the endorsed shipping management provider of GCA, is pleased to help all GCA members save on shipping. PartnerShip has been negotiating substantial carrier discounts on behalf of our customers since 1989. Members who enroll in the free GCA Shipping Program save significantly with FedEx, delivering expertise, great service and value for all your shipping needs–virtually anytime, anywhere.
  • Save up to 27%* on select FedEx Express® services
  • Save up to 15% on select FedEx Ground® services
  • Save up to 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services
Members also save on less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments arranged through PartnerShip with leading national and regional freight carriers.
  • Save at least 70% on LTL freight shipments
Visit for more information and to enroll and start saving with this valuable member benefit! 
After you enroll you'll save on every shipment you send and receive through the program. Contact PartnerShip to learn more about how our Inbound Shipping Management tools save you on the shipments you receive from your suppliers. This GCA member benefit comes at no cost to you and has no minimum shipping requirements or obligations.
If you have any questions, please call PartnerShip at 800-599-2902, or email
* Includes a bonus 5% online processing discount. Full details available at
For full FedEx offer terms, contact your association or PartnerShip. All FedEx® shipments are subject to the applicable FedEx Service Guide at FedEx service marks used by permission.

How GCA Members Can Manage the Impact of the 2014 Small Package Rate Increases

FedEx and UPS recently announced their annual small package rate increases. The UPS rate increases take effect on December 30, 2013, while the FedEx rate increases take effect on January 6, 2014. As always, how much more expensive your particular small package shipments will be in the New Year largely depends on many factors, including shipment volumes, sizes, weights, and modes.

Here are some quick facts:
• FedEx Express package and freight rates will increase an average of 3.9 percent for U.S., U.S. export and U.S. import services.
• FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates will increase an average of 4.9 percent.
• UPS Ground, Air and International rates will increase an average of 4.9 percent.

The small package shipping experts at PartnerShip have dug into the details and analyzed the new rate tables to assess the true impact to shippers and help you make sense of these increases. Click here to download the Small Package Rate Increases ePaper.

Now is the time to take full advantage of the benefits available to you through the GCA Shipping Program. When you visit and enroll in this free program, you receive significant discounts on select FedEx® services – helping to offset these new rate increases.

This tip is brought to you by PartnerShip®, the company that manages the GCA Shipping Program. For more information or to enroll, email or call 800-599-2902.

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