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ASI Member Discount Now 70% for UPS Freight®

TREVOSE, PA – October 19, 2009 - The Advertising Specialty Institute, the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, today announced that members can now enjoy 70% savings on shipping with UPS Freight.

The popular customized program provides discounts for shipments weighing 150-20,000 pounds (LTL, or less-than-truckload), and covers all shipments billed collect to a member company, prepaid from a member company, or billed to a member company as a third party.

"We’re helping distributors, suppliers and decorators watch and improve their bottom line everyday, at a time when they need it most," said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI.  "So we’re pleased to continue providing this exclusive shipping program tailored to meet all their shipping needs at special rates not available anywhere else."

ASI has teamed up with UPS® since 2004 to help members save thousands of dollars each year with exclusive shipping discounts.  

"UPS Freight is very excited to be able to work closely with ASI members to give them a competitive edge on shipping cost savings," said Ronda Klaumann, director, association sales and marketing, UPS Freight.  "We encourage all members to contact UPS Freight for a free analysis of their freight shipments to compare to the new and improved customized program."

In addition, UPS also provides ASI members a menu of workflow products and features that leave more time for selling, including:    

  • Online tracking and desktop shipping. 
  • On-time performance within the continental United States, backed by a no-fee guarantee. 
  • Reliable offshore coverage, with complete service to NAFTA countries. 
  • Convenient visibility and billing tools, including:  "UPS Worldship 2008™," "Quantum View Manager," and "My LTL Freight." 

The UPS discount program joins more than 12 other member savings programs from ASI, including savings on merchant account processing, digital artwork services, office supplies at OfficeMax®, email marketing, and group health insurance options.

To enroll in the free UPS Freight program, click here.  If you already have an account or an account with another carrier, click here to request a free competitive comparison via email.  For more information about ASI savings programs, click here, or contact Cathy Martino, affiliate relations manager, at   

About ASI
Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of over 26,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties.  Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to over 22,000 ASI distributor firms.  Distributor firms use ASI print and electronic resources, which contain nearly every product in the industry from more than 3,500 reputable suppliers, to locate supplier firms and to market services to buyers.  ASI provides catalogs, information directories, newsletters, magazines, websites and databases, and offers e-commerce, marketing and selling tools.  Visit ASI online at and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, the CEO’s blog and the ASI Social Network.


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