When we first started our company years ago, we joined the Canadian Gift Association and were pleased with the discounted Canpar Express Shipping benefit. That was huge for us. We also benefited from participating in the gift shows where we could exhibit our products in a well organized, friendly setting. As our business needs have changed, we don’t currently participate in the shows but we still benefit from our supplier discount. We would highly recommend companies to become members for these benefits and more.
EDGE FUNDRAISING (also known as ADVANTEDGE FUNDRAISING)
Aladdin Mercantile has been a member of the CGTA since September 2006. The benefits of being a member has far outweighed the cost. For a small business like ours, we enjoy great discounts on shipping services like Canpar, Loomis and DHL. These savings we pass on to the customers. Some customers have commented and questioned, why our invoiced shipping costs are so much less than our competitors; especially in the remote regions of Canada. We also enjoy discounts on invoices and cheques printed by Deluxe Canada and business insurance from BrokerLink.
We have been associated with Canadian Gift Association for over a decade. Through their trade shows we have found an excellent place to meet both trade customers and vendors from all over Canada, USA and other countries. Face to face interaction with all of them is very inspiring and productive. The Association has negotiated deep discounts for all its members like DHL, Canpar, Loomis etc. Those discounts we are able to pass on to our customers. In every way, CanGift is a plus for all.
One of the great benefits of our CGTA membership is derived from the shipping and freight programs that are available. As a result of the sharp pricing, we are able to allay customer fears with respect to the freight ‘hit’ on orders and, in some instances, we are able to offer free freight for orders of a certain monetary value because our freight costs are comparatively low. This gives us a great competitive edge.
Dave Waite, President
Advance Shipping Supplies
As members of the Canadian Gift Association we appreciate the value we receive through the Association’s partner discount program with CANPAR. Our membership discount with CANPAR represents substantial savings to our company, thank you CanGift!
Brown Sugar Discs
For us the most important CanGift member benefit is the additional shipping discounts with Canpar. Low shipping rates means higher order volume and happy customers!