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PartnerShip® helps you save on every inbound, outbound, small and large shipment through its LGDA Shipping Program, a free LGDA Member benefit.

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PartnerShip is Your Shipping Connection

PartnerShip has decades of experience managing LTL freight, small package, and truckload shipping for thousands of businesses nationwide, so we understand your industry and your needs.

Working with PartnerShip is like having your own dedicated shipping department. Our huge network of carrier partners, strong industry relationships, and shipping expertise gives you peace-of-mind that only comes from working with a trusted partner.

PartnerShip was founded in 1989 by the non-profit National Association of College Stores to provide discounted shipping services to NACS members in the college retail industry. Today, we are the endorsed shipping partner for over 160 trade and professional associations and industry groups.

PartnerShip is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Our History

  • Founding

    Founded as a group within NACS, Inc. to serve the shipping needs of college store retailers.

  • Growth

    Expanded customer base outside of college stores, created shipping programs for American Booksellers Association (ABA) and National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA).

  • PartnerShip, LLC

    NACS Board approves motion to spin off PartnerShip into a Limited Liability Company (LLC).

  • New Programs

    PartnerShip introduces full service logistics management and Tradeshow shipping programs.

  • Website v1

    New PartnerShip.com website introduced with easy-to-use online freight management tools.

  • New Headquarters

    PartnerShip moves into new headquarters in Cleveland, OH.

  • New Landmarks

    PartnerShip creates its 100th association shipping program and introduces new service offerings, including Exhibit Storage, Shipping Supplies, and U-Pack Moving® Services Programs.

  • Website v2

    New PartnerShip.com website introduced with updated design and functionality.

  • Truckload Brokerage Begins

    PartnerShip begins offering truckload brokerage services to existing and new customers. A specialized truckload team is created to handle rapid growth.

  • PartnerShip Hits 160 Association Programs

    PartnerShip celebrates being named the endorsed shipping partner of 160 associations (and counting).

  • PartnerShip Named SmartWay Partner

    The EPA SmartWay program is to achieve improved fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impacts from freight transportation.

  • CTB Certifications

    78% of the PartnerShip sales team holds the TIA (Transportation Intermediaries Association) Certified Transportation Broker designation.

  • Website v3

    New PartnerShip.com website launched with fresh, contemporary design and better functionality.

Awards & Affiliations

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