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 save 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:
You can also call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.
- Register your user name and password (you can use your Google, Facebook, Amazon, or Twitter account!)
- Fill in your information.
- Pick the type of account you will use.
- Specify your payment options.
- 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 lbs! There is no reason not to save on air, international, ground, and freight services!
SAVE UP TO 50% ON REGULAR SHIPPING WITH UPS
- 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 START AT 75% ON HEAVYWEIGHT SHIPMENTS WITH UPS FREIGHT
- Savings begin at 75% on UPS Freight shipments over 150 lbs.
- Discounts available coast to coast or close to home; UPS Freight will pick up and deliver your shipments intact and on time.
UPS SIMPLE RATE
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 lbs. 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.
- Guaranteed, expedited and time-definite air and ground service with proactive notification, backed by 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed
- Highly reliable, expedited service throughout North America, including cross-border to and from Canada
SAVE AT LEAST 70% WITH YRC FREIGHT
Members can save at least 70% on qualifying LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments. YRC Freight offers flexible, efficient solutions, including comprehensive regional and national coverage with a full suite of guaranteed, expedited and specialized service. If you would like to enroll in the ICAN Shipping Program or would just like some more information please call 1-800-MEMBERS (636-2377) or visit www.1800members.com/memberfreightform. If you would like a quote on a pending shipment please email all pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within the day.
SAVE WITH ESTES FREIGHT
- 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
SAVE ON SHIPPING INSURANCE
- 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.
SAVE 25% ON PRINTING YOUR MARKETING MATERIALS ONLINE
- 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: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/pottery-making-illustrated/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/packing-for-success.