Help Your Small Business Save Money- FedEx Discounts

by Dawn Fotopulos on August 8, 2011

Help your business save money is the key to survival these days. Here’s a great way to do that! If you’re a member of your local chamber of commerce or the US Chamber of Commerce you are eligible for up to a 30% discount on packages you send via FedEx.

I just became a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce who sent out an email introducing the FedEx discount. Here are the steps to help your small business save money:

Step 1: Check with your local chamber and see if they’re part of the program. If they are not, you can join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which IS a part of the program. If you ship at least one package a month, it will be worth it.

Step 2: After you’ve joined your chamber, call FedEx at 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377) and ask for the discount as a chamber member.

Step 3: The FedEx rep will ask you a series of questions. If you already have a FedEx account, it will take less time. If not, they’ll open a new account for you. Be patient. It’s a great way to help your small business save money in the hundreds or thousands of dollars per year.

Step 4: The next time you ship, go to, sign into your account, click on “Prepare A Shipment” from the homepage. It will ask for the ship-to address and method of payment. Follow the prompts until you see a shipping label pop up on your screen.

Step 5: Print out your shipping label which will have a bar code on it. Check the label to make sure all the ship-to information is correct.

Step 6: Bring your package to FedEx. Put it in an envelope or softpack. Slip the shipping label you printed out at home in one of those clear, see-through sleeves you paste on the envelope or package you’re sending. It has self-adhesive so no Elmer’s needed.

Step 7: Give your package to the smiling clerk behind the counter.

You’re done! By printing out the scannable label from your office computer, your discount increased from 20% to 30% for most overnight packages. This small business tip will also help your small business save money on international shipments.

If a package costs $30 to ship overnight and you get a 30% discount, you just helped your business save money that really adds up! Imagine saving $10 on every shipment? If you ship once a week, that’s $500 a year.

As you help your small business save money, you take pressure off your Profit and Loss Statement to require more in revenues to show a profit. We’ve proved it in the real world.

Our training videos go into greater detail so be sure to check them out!

And if you get stuck, Don’t Panic! Hit the PANIC BUTTON. It’s the only live help desk online for small businesses. Our experts are waiting to help your small business save money and much more! No cost. No kidding.


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