Advertising Specialty Institute Members Enjoy Exclusive UPS Discounts

August 6, 2004, Trevose, PA — The Advertising Specialty Institute, the largest member organization in the promotional products industry, announced today that several thousand ASI members are taking advantage of unique UPS discounts available only to companies with an ASI number.

Since ASI first announced its special agreement with UPS in January of this year, more ASI members than anticipated have signed up for special rates on ground, air, third-party, freight collect and import/export services.

“I am very pleased with the affiliation between ASI and UPS,” says Timothy M. Andrews, ASI president. “And, I’m even more excited about the response from ASI members. Members have written to tell us they are realizing savings as never before.”

According to Robert Brent, founder of T&Design in Sebastopol, CA, “I’m delighted you were able to negotiate the UPS discounts for us. By my calculations, you just gave me about $4,000 a year. Thanks a lot!”

ASI members also enjoy the many incredible savings ASI offers on a great assortment of products and services, ASI Show admission, educational opportunities, as well as access to the latest research and marketing tools specifically engineered for the promotional products professional.

If you are not an ASI member, go to, or call 866-JOINASI, to learn whether you qualify for membership.

ASI members who are not yet enrolled in the UPS discount program should call UPS at866-279-7485 to open a UPS account and/or sign up for the discount program.

Advertising Specialty Institute ( is the largest media organization serving the promotional products industry, with a membership of 20,000 distributors (sellers) and suppliers (manufacturers) of promotional products. Suppliers use ASI print and electronic resources to promote their products to more than 17,000 ASI distributors. Distributors use ASI print and electronic resources, which contain more than 650,000 promotional products, to locate supplier products and to promote their services to buyers of promotional products. ASI was founded in 1950 and employs a staff of 500. The company offers catalogs, informational directories, newsletters, magazines, websites and databases, and provides a variety of interactive business, marketing and selling tools.