GAWDA is partnering with NAW Service Corporation (NAW/SC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), to leverage the collective purchasing power of industry firms in order to offer high quality business programs designed to meet the special needs of wholesaler-distributors at very favorable prices. As a member association of NAW, GAWDA encourages its members to review the following programs for price and service competitiveness.

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Under NAW and Hertz’s Business Account Program for wholesaler-distributors, enrolled companies can take advantage of special low NAW-negotiated rates, earned Free Rental Days and other premium benefits. In addition, your traveling employees can enjoy a one-year complimentary membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold, a $60 value per membership, to provide an expedited car rental experience. Click here to learn more.
Transportation/Freight
NAW is proud to bring wholesaler-distributors valuable solutions on the products and services they need the most. That is why we’ve partnered with a few of the leading carriers in the logistics industry. With our buying power we’ve negotiated competitive pricing and dedicated customer support with UPS, UPS Freight, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, YRC, Coyote and Estes. For more information, call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. ET. If you would like a quote on a pending shipment, email all pertinent information to saveonfreight@1800members.com and a dedicated freight representative will follow up with you within one day. For shipments weighing less than 150 pounds, you can take advantage of competitive rates available on UPS® shipping services. Save on a broad portfolio of shipping services including:

  • Up to 36%* on UPS Air letters
  • Up to 32%* on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)
  • Up to 34%* on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 26%* on UPS® Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 75%* on UPS Freight® shipments more than 150 lbs.
  • 50%* on UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Air Saver®, UPS Worldwide Express® export, UPS Worldwide Saver® export and UPS Worldwide Expedited® export shipments for up to four weeks after you enroll.*

To enroll and start saving today, click here.

For shipments weighing more than 150 pounds, receive special pricing with UPS Freight on qualifying LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipments. With UPS Freight you will get regional, interregional and long-haul capabilities – all under one carrier. And with UPS technologies, such as WorldShip® and Quantum View Manage®, you can process and track LTL shipments, create electronic bills of lading, reconcile billing and much more.

For express freight weighing more than 150 pounds, UPS Air Freight makes it easier than ever to send freight around the world. Our comprehensive portfolio of global air freight services provides options to fit your time-in-transit needs. Use these technology solutions to calculate rates and create shipments on ups.com, and then track your freight movements in real time or access a full view of shipment details for your inbound, outbound or third-party shipments right from your desktop. UPS Air Freight services allow you to control your supply chain, ensure goods get to their destinations and maximize shipping efficiency.

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Yellow and Roadway have integrated to give you YRC – the genuine heavyweight expert with the most comprehensive network available. NAW members can receive competitive discounts on qualifying less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. YRC offers flexible, efficient solutions, including comprehensive regional and national coverage with a full suite of guaranteed, expedited and specialized services.

  • Expedited Precision™ offers you expedited, time-definite, air and ground service backed by our industry-leading customer satisfaction guarantee.
  • Guaranteed Precision™ will get your goods to their destination with a guarantee, ensuring delivery, on or before the standard service date by noon, 5 p.m., or within a customer-defined window, or you don’t pay.
  • Exhibit is a single source to satisfy your shipping needs to, from and between trade shows – including air and ground, expedited and guaranteed.
  • Cross-border dedicated service to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
  • YRC.com allows users to easily access shipping information 24/7.
E-Commerce and Payment Solutions

NAW’s new, exclusive partner for B2B commerce technology, Unified Commerce Solutions (UCS), empowers wholesaler-distributors to overcome revenue cycle challenges with a never-before offered unified payment platform. The NAW-UCS solution, U-Commerce, disrupts traditional, inefficient processes and puts you in control to:

  • Manage all payment types easily, with unified technology solutions.
  • Replace lengthy time-to-pay cycles with same or next day payments.
  • Reduce, and sometimes eliminate, credit card fees.
  • Increase margins by automating manual invoice and deposit processes.
  • Integrate payment data directly into AR and ERP systems.
  • Become PCI compliant with relative ease.
  • Analyze payment data, including enhanced Level-3 Data, with rich analytics.

The NAW-UCS U-Commerce Solution is the platform for all types of payments, including:

  • Digital Invoicing with Pay Now feature
  • ACH Payment Solutions
  • Mobile Payments
  • Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) and Mobile RDC
  • Cash, Checks and much more

Backed by concierge-level, best-in-class U.S.-based customer service and technical support, UCS brings to you more than 80 years of combined management success partnering with premier trade associations, financial institutions and software developers. The NAW-UCS U-Commerce Solution is the uniquely positioned and state-of-the-art platform for your B2B e-commerce.

Click here or call 888-834-1850 for an exclusive Business Commerce Consultation.

Financial Intelligence

NAW strategic partner Cortera is the fastest-growing commercial credit bureau. It currently covers the B2B transactions of more than 10 million businesses and $1.2 trillion in annual spend. For more than 20 years, the team at Cortera has been focused on building its database and offering innovative and intelligent solutions at a fraction of its competitor’s cost. Cortera provides credit managers with real-time spend data, updated daily and provided in an easy-to-understand format. The combination of purchase behavior trends and traditional payment scores educates you on your customers’ financial past and prepares you for the future.

The NAW–Cortera Program team is committed to bringing wholesaler-distributors the highest quality products at the lowest possible price. The team will help you accelerate how best to use the evolutionary path of B2B credit reporting and credit department solutions. Cortera’s purchase behavior data will enable you to take a much deeper and more detailed look into warning signs of downturns and growth clues of each customer’s ongoing financial activity. Companies that continue to monitor their customers by traditional means run the risk of being blindsided should a customer suddenly close its doors or file for bankruptcy. By taking advantage of leading rather than trailing indicators, you’ll be able to identify upsell opportunities with companies that are poised for growth. Cortera is so confident in its ability to bring you the best for less, it guarantees to beat Dunn & Bradstreet’s price by 30% or more.

To learn more, click here to visit Cortera.

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This Group Life Insurance Program has been a GAWDA benefit for 40 years. More than 5300 employees of 150 welding supply employers and associate members are currently insured for more than $350,000,000 of insurance under this plan. Throughout its long history, more than $18,000,000 has been paid to beneficiaries. GAWDA Consultant Brian McLaughlin is your contact. To learn more about the GAWDA program, click here.
Note: This is not a NAW program.

nawdref-publications NAW Publications

On this site you’ll find business books, research reports and audio and videotapes created especially for wholesalers and distributors. These products include the highly-acclaimed Facing the Forces of Change series of wholesale distribution industry trends reports, as well as titles on electronic commerce, sales and marketing, industry consolidation, and much more. Click here or on the link to the left to view new releases and the complete catalog. You’ll receive an automatic 5% discount when ordering online through the secure server, and quantity discounts start at two copies of any title(s).

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Industrial Market Information is a leading market research company specializing in quantification of the industrial b2b markets. Our capabilities allow us to approximate the end use consumption of over 200 various MRO and OEM products by consuming SIC code and by national, state, county or zip code. Our roots go back to 1967, and the current team has been together since IMI’s inception in 1986. We have had many industrial associations endorse our product, and have completed thousands of projects since then.

Note: This is not a NAW program. Please indicate GAWDA as the referring agent.

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GAWDA Career Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs. Click here or on the link to the left to visit the GAWDA Career Center.