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Did you know? RIA Freight Discount Program

As an RIA member, you have access to highly discounted freight services, including a 35% discount on UPS Small Package freight. The program is in its 3rd year and has been extraordinarily successful, with over 100 RIA members enjoying an average annual savings of $8000, or almost 20 times annual dues!
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Did you know that the RIA Freight Discount Program is actually three different programs? We offer UPS Small Freight Discounts, LTL Shipment Savings, and Refund Recovery Services.  And did you know that you can pick and choose which work best for your store?  Flexibility is a key element of the Freight Program, so RIA members can take advantage of one, two, or all three elements, depending on what works best for each store. 

Here are some details on how each part of the program works: 

  • UPS Discount Savings:  A 35% discount is applied when small freight bills direct through UPS online account. This includes incoming/outgoing freight, third party dropships, and return freight.  It is Important to note that the UPS discount does not supersede or replace vendor freight programs.  UPS discount only applies only to shipments that fall outside vendor freight programs, which means RIA members have the opportunity to save on small freight on every order from every brand.
  • LTL Shipment Savings: This applies when a large order is beyond UPS small freight. (typically more than 12 cartons, or on ad hoc shipments like display units) Parcel Management Group acts as your freight negotiator, finding the best pricing from a list of trusted carriers.  
  • Refund Recovery Service:  What happens when UPS fails to deliver on time?  The program automatically catches the error and secures a full, 100% refund. 

The RIA freight program works alongside vendor freight programs, assuring the lowest possible freight changes. 

Bottom line?  Your freight, your choice!  Big savings and no catch! Simply sign up and save.   For more information, click here.

Published on | Rachel Brenneman | News & Updates

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