• PartnerShip Carriers Recognized for Quality Services

    08/26/2013 — Scott Frederick

    LM 082013coverJust like last year, once again, almost all of the PartnerShip core carriers were recognized with Quest for Quality awards this year by the readers of Logistics Management magazine.

    As part of the 30th annual Quest for Quality awards competition, Logistics Management readers evaluate companies in all modes and service disciplines, choosing the top performers in key categories. This year the research group received 6,179 total responses. In order to be a "winner," a company had to receive at least five percent of the category vote. Transportation service providers are rated on five key criteria: On-time Performance, Value, Information Technology, Customer Service, and Equipment & Operations.

    Here are the PartnerShip carriers that received awards this year:

    • National LTL Freight:

      • National: FedEx Freight, Con-way Freight

      • Multi-Regional: FedEx Freight, Old Dominion, UPS Freight

      • Surface Package: FedEx Ground, UPS

    • Regional LTL Freight:

      • Northeast/Mid-Atlantic U.S.: New Penn, Pitt Ohio

      • Western U.S.: Reddaway

    • Truckload/Specialized:

      • Dry Freight: Pitt Ohio, Con-way Truckload

      • Expedited: UPS Urgent, Old Dominion, Pitt Ohio, FedEx Custom Critical

      • High Value Goods: United Van Lines

    • Air Express:
      • Air Express: FedEx Express

    On behalf of PartnerShip, our employees, and the thousands of our customers that rely on your services as part of our shipping programs - congratulations to all of the carriers that won Quest for Quality awards this year! PartnerShip works with only the best carriers in the industry - and you've all proven to be in that category once again.

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  • Third Annual National Student Day Coming in October

    08/19/2013 — Scott Frederick

    National Student Day LogoFor the third consecutive year, our nonprofit parent organization - the National Association of College Stores (or NACS) - will be sponsoring the National Student Day. This special event encourages college stores across the U.S. and Canada to celebrate and connect with their students and customers on October 3, 2013.

    Additionally, National Student Day offers vendors the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the student demographic through advertising on the official National Student Day web site, as well as enhanced branding when companies imprint their logo on all offered merchandise.

    More than 1,500 college stores participated in the 2012 celebration - and there are already more than that signed up to participate this year.

    Even though we have greatly diversified our book of business over the past few years (we now work with over 100 different associations and trade groups and tens-of-thousands shippers across many industries), PartnerShip still has strong roots in the college retail industry. It was almost 25 years ago that PartnerShip was created by and for college bookstores around the country - and we proudly continue to support the industry today.

    If you're a store, vendor or partner to the college retail industry, please visit NationalStudentDay.com to learn more about this awesome event - and mark your calendars for 10.3.13!

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  • PartnerShip Competes in the Cleveland Corporate Challenge

    08/15/2013 — Scott Frederick

    2013 Cleveland Corporate challengeThe PartnerShip staff (and friends) once again competed in the Cleveland Corporate Challenge. The 2013 games kicked off June 13 and officially ended August 8. The event is always a great team-building, summer activity that helps build pride and camaraderie among our employees.

    This year's activities included the softball, mini golf, skeeball, kickball, volleyball, basketball, footgolf, cornhole, touch football, bowling, a 10K relay, tug-of-war, obstacle course, and 1 mile fun walk. Despite some scheduling issues that prevented PartnerShip from fully participating in every event, we still managed a 5th place finish out of 16 teams in the DIVISION 1 category (<79 employees). The video captures some of the photographic highlights that were shared at an all-staff meeting today.


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  • The Best Way to Transport Your Display Materials to an Event

    08/14/2013 — Leah Palnik

    Conference, Special EventIf you find yourself traveling frequently for business — whether it is to meetings, conferences, or trade shows — you know that it can be a challenge to find the best way to transport your marketing collateral and materials. Sometimes you may require exhibit transportation services for your larger, palletized shipments, but other times you might just have display materials for a small booth or table. Before you try to stuff all of those materials into your suitcase, consider shipping them. 

    Shipping to a conference or a meeting can be a cost-effective and convenient option to get your materials where they need to be. But where do you ship it to? Through FedEx, you can ship your package to a nearby FedEx Office store at no extra cost. There are many FedEx locations around the country — often times right around the corner from, if not in, your hotel or conference center. And if you are an enrolled member in a PartnerShip association shipping program, your FedEx discounts still apply to the shipment.

    Gone are the days that you try to stuff your marketing collateral in your personal luggage or pay extra to check an additional bag! Not to mention, you don't have to worry about lugging another set of luggage around the airport and to your hotel or show site.

    Watch the video below or follow these simple steps to benefit from this free service:

    1. Find a FedEx Office location

    2. Create your shipment

    3. Select the option —hold at a FedEx location'

    4. Pickup at your convenience


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