Archive for September, 2013

Don’t Bobble Your Event Logistics: Use a Trusted Expedited Freight Services Partner

September 27, 2013

Just ask the New York Yankees what it’s like to promise 18,000 fans a Mariano Rivera souvenir bobblehead, but then have that same truckload freight shipment missing when the gates are opened. Yes, that is what you call a logistics nightmare – not to mention a bad customer experience in the making! If you read about this recent story, you may recall that the shipment of bobbleheads finally showed up at the game; but at that point the damage was already done.

NASC members can learn from this story by planning ahead for their critical event-based shipping needs. Since most members are not transportation experts, finding the right partner with the expertise and resources to plan and execute time-critical and time-sensitive shipments is a great place start.

PartnerShip has alliances with world-class carriers and expeditors to help NASC members meet any need and any speed that may be required for their events. They can tap into multiple networks and carriers to find the right service at the right price, and they have the expertise and resources needed to ensure – barring an act from God – your shipment delivers on-time and intact. Service options include:

  • Coordinated air and ground transportation modes
  • Domestic and international freight forwarding services
  • Customer-defined delivery dates and times, including holidays and weekends
  • Proactive tracking and monitoring of shipments
  • Delivery and satisfaction guarantees with select services

If you’re new to PartnerShip, you can use their Free Quote form or call them at 800.599.2902 to inquire about an expedited freight shipment. If you already have access to the PartnerShip.com website, you can login in and use their specialized Expedited Service quote form.

This tip is brought to you by PartnerShip®, the company that manages the NASC Shipping Program. For more information or to enroll in the program, please visit PartnerShip.com/09NASC, email sales@PartnerShip.com or call 800-599-2902.

New Events Added to Online Event Database and Upcoming Event Webinars

September 19, 2013

The NASC Event Database is a wonderful resource for both NASC active members and rights holder members. This free resource allows rights holder members to post their events available for bid to the online database for all active members to search for events to bid on. Recently, USRowing posted four event RFPs: USRowing Youth National Championships, USRowing Club National Championships, USRowing Masters National Championships and USRowing Masters National Head Race Championships. Additionally, USA Track & Field added their 2015 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships RFP, and Sommer Sports added their Xtreme Obstacle Challenge RFP. USA Fencing has also followed suit and added their 2014 March NAC bid requirements.

Active members are encouraged to opt-in to receive instant email notifications when events are added.  Members may opt-in from their online account: http://www.sportscommissions.org/My-Account/Manage-Account.aspx.

Many Rights Holder members have taken a step further and presented Event Marketplace Webinars in an effort to more thoroughly share information about their events and requirements to bid with destinations interested in hosting their events, including: USA Triathlon, USA BMX, ASA/USA Softball, Corporate Games, USA Cycling, and NCAA. The upcoming event webinar schedule is below:

Wednesday, September 25th at 2pm ET – USRowing (Youth Nationals, Club & Masters Nationals)
Register now​-https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/978914334

Tuesday, October 1st at 2pm ET – Sommer Sports (Xtreme Obstacle Challenge)
Register now​-https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/216711110

Monday, October 14th at 2pm ET – USRowing (Masters National Head Race)
Register now​-https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/216711110

If you are interested in posting an event you have available for bid to our event database or would like to host an event webinar to discuss your RFP and bid requirements, please contact Elizabeth Chaney, Director of Membership an Marketing, at Elizabeth@SportsCommissions.org.