ICAN Shipping & Marketing Material Benefits

Shipping discounts offered by ICAN helps YOU run your pottery business more efficiently. Take 5 minutes to sign up and begin saving today! Depending on how much you ship, these savings could literally pay for your ICAN membership with your first mailing!

ICAN has partnered with UPS, YRC Freight, and Estes to develop a shipping program specifically designed to lower shipping costs! The members of ICAN are eligible to receive valuable flat rate discounts up to 50% off select UPS air, ground, and international shipping services and at least 75% off LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipments over 150 lbs. with the best carriers in the industry.

The program could not be more simple to take advantage of. It’s free to enroll, and there are no minimum shipping requirements to take advantage of your member discounts. If you have an account with UPS already, enrollment is a snap!  

"I signed up a while ago and recall it being pretty simple. UPS is my primary shipper and because shipping has become so expensive, any discount is greatly appreciated. I have not tracked how much I saved as it is automatically applied when I ship, so it’s very easy to use."
—Jan Schachter, ICAN Member
“The sign up was easy as I already had an account with UPS. I use this service at least 2–4 times a month and I’m sure I’ve saved hundreds of dollars over the years. It works with zero hassles!”
— Mark Cortright, ICAN Member

For new users, it only takes 5-10 minutes to set-up an account: To enroll and start saving: U.S. members visit: savewithups.com/ican and Canadian members visit: https://www.membersbenefitprogram.com/ICAN. You can also call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M–F, 8am – 5pm EST.

  1. Register your user name and password (you can use your Google, Facebook, Amazon, or Twitter account!)
  2. Fill in your information.
  3. Pick the type of account you will use.
  4. Specify your payment options.
  5. Verify your account via email link.

And that is it! Once you verify your account, you will be all set to take advantage of the program discounts. You must be signed into your account and using your account to enter in your shipping order to get your discount.

SAVE ON SHIPPING SERVICES Take advantage of discounts of up to 50% for regular shipping, and savings that begin at 75% on shipments over 150 pounds! There is no reason not to save on air, international, ground, and freight services!


  • 10%* on UPS Next Day Air® Early
  • 50% on Domestic Next Day / Deferred
  • 30% on Ground Commercial / Residential
  • International: 50% on Export / 40% on Import / 25% Canada Standard
  • In addition, members can take advantage of UPS Smart Pickup service for free!



  • Savings begin at 75% on UPS Freight shipments over 150 pounds.
  • Discounts available coast to coast or close to home; UPS Freight will pick up and deliver your shipments intact and on time.


Now there's a simpler way to manage shipping costs. UPS Simple Rate lets you ship packages nationwide for a flat fee based on package size and delivery speed. (Some exclusions apply.)

  • Five sizes: Ranging from extra-small to extra large -- ship up to 50 pounds. with no special boxes required.
  • Three speeds: UPS Ground, UPS 3 Day Select and UPS 2nd Day Air.
  • Predictable pricing to any U.S. destination. (Some exclusions apply.)
  • Waived Fees: Residential Surcharges, Delivery Area Surcharge, Delivery Area Surcharge Extended and Fuel Surcharge does not apply to UPS Simple Rate shipments.

UPS My Choice

Manage shipments like a pro with UPS My Choice for business or home. Learn how the interactive dashboards of UPS My Choice let you easily monitor all of your inbound and outbound shipments. And see how you can easily reroute deliveries to a more convenient location or have them held for pickup at a UPS location .

Learn more here: https://www.ups.com/us/en/services/tracking/my-choice-for-business.page


  • Reliable transportation and supply chain management services for virtually any shipping situation
  • Estes meets deadlines with its standard transit times that might require expedited service from other carriers


  • Minimize financial setbacks with insurance through UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc., by protecting your shipments.
  • Members can save up to 17% over their current declared value and there is no fee to sign up, simply enter the value of your goods in the declared value field of the shipping system.

Click here (www.1800member.com/ups-capital-group-1-2) for additional information.


  • The UPS Store® provides members with quick, affordable and effortless digital printing solutions with easy online ordering and expert customer service.

Visit here to learn more: https://www.theupsstore.com 

Packing Tip for Members

By: Charlie Cummings Excerpt of article by Charlie Cummings from the March/April 2015 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. To read full article, please click here.