MJSA Forms Alliance With FedEx

July 26, 2002

MJSA Forms Alliance With FedEx

Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America offers its members saving on overnight shipping of packages with a declared value of up to $50,000, through Federal Express's Declared Value Exception Service. MJSA members receive the special rate of 20 cents per $100 of value, 33% off the non-member rate of 30 cents per $100.

The partnership between MJSA is the first time FedEx has offered its Declared Value Exception Service to the industry nationwide. The benefits, says MJSA, seem custom-made for the jewelry industry. They include:

• Real-Time Tracking. FedEx allows shippers to track a package's location in real time and also allows for third-party tracking, ideal for jewelers who ship goods to outside sales representatives.
• Automated Paperwork. The Service is automated to reduce the hassle of preparing shipping and insurance documents for every package. A company that has been entered into the FedEx system can quickly generate shipping labels (which included declared value) either online or from an in-house computer.
• Zone-Based Pricing. Unlike other third party shipping companies that charge a flat rate regardless of destination, FedEx uses a zone-based pricing plan that could save 20% to 40% on shipping costs. MJSA members will be given zone-locator information for their areas to verify shipping costs.

FedEx will also offer MJSA members several other service tiers for overnight shipping service. There will be a service for up to $10,000 declared value for second-day air and up to $5,000 for three-day delivery. The options are priced competitively with U.S. Postal Service registered mail. Members will also get discounts up to 45% for all other FedEx freight services.
For more information, contact Brenda Gamba, MJSA director of member services, (800) 444-6572, x3015, bgamba@mjsainc.com.

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