ASI Teams Up With UPS

January 28, 2004, Trevose, PA – Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), the largest member organization in the promotional products industry, today announced a new affiliation with UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company. The move could save ASI suppliers and distributors thousands of dollars each year. Beginning next month, all ASI members will have access to exclusive discounts when they ship with UPS.

ASI distributors and suppliers will be offered:

  • 20% – 40% off UPS Worldwide Express™ letters or packages.
  • 20% – 40% off UPS Next Day Air® and UPS Next Day Air Saver® letters and packages.
  • 10% – 35% off UPS 2nd Day Air® and 2nd Day Air A.M.® letters and packages.
  • 5% – 15% off UPS 3 Day Select® packages.
  • 2% – 20% off UPS Ground, Commercial and Residential.

In addition to cost savings, UPS will offer ASI members a menu of reliable products, such as online tracking, and time-saving services like desktop shipping.

To celebrate the affiliation, UPS sent a cargo van to the ASI Show! Dallas, along with UPS representatives who will be available to answer questions and help in the enrollment process. ASI members must call 800-325-7000 to enroll.

Information and details on the ASI/UPS affiliation can be found on under Member Benefits.

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, Web sites and databases, and provides a variety of interactive business, marketing and selling tools.