Benefits for Regular Members

For more information or questions about any of the member benefit programs, please contact Bernadette Boyle, Membership Manager, at 646-454-5585.

Booth discounts and priority services at TIA trade shows
30% discount on material handling charges 
Daily credit updates through the Credit Interchange program
Savings on shipping, air freight, and customs
Risk management with liability and property coverage
Discounted advertising and creative services
Enhanced retail solutions
Educational programs to support ethical manufacturing and marketing to children

Trade Shows

TIA’s Fall Toy Preview and February Toy Fair are premier trade events in the product development and buying cycles.

TIA members receive discounts on exhibit space, advertising, and promotional opportunities, as well as the following exclusive benefits:

  • Priority booth assignments
  • Express registration and badge pick-up
  • Express lines at the show decorator’s on-site location
  • Discounts on ads in the show directory and Toy Fair show daily newspaper
  • Discounts on sponsorship and promotional opportunities
  • Discounts on rentals of Toy Fair attendee pre-registration mailing lists
  • Access to the TIA Members-Only Business Center

TIA members also receive a 30% discount on material handling charges for advance crated or skidded shipments to Toy Fair. To qualify, membership status and dues payment must be established and in good standing by January of the current exhibit year.  This excludes late shipments, freight requiring special handling and inbound/outbound freight incurring premium or overtime charges. Click here for more information.

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TIA Credit Interchange

The Credit Interchange Program is a comprehensive resource centered on EZ Credit, an online credit database with more than 5,000 retail accounts specific to the toy industry. Through EZ Credit, members can access important retail industry news and SEC filings, credit reports that outline retailers’ payment history, and weekly and monthly credit questionnaires.

Qualifying TIA members are eligible for participation in the Credit Interchange Program.

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Shipping & Supply Chain Management

TIA Discount Shipping Program
The TIA Discount Shipping Program, managed and provided by PartnerShip®, offers TIA members substantial discounts on shipping services with world-class  shipping providers including FedEx Freight® and UPS Freight®.  TIA members who enroll in this free discount shipping program save on inbound and outbound  shipments. In addition to the no obligation discounts and no minimum volume  requirement, PartnerShip offers:

  • A custom LTL freight program, PartnerShip Select Services®, featuring a minimum 68% discount on shipments; a dedicated account representative; direct billing from PartnerShip with flexible payment options; and a complete list of freight carriers including: UPS Freight®, Con-way Freight, FedEx Freight®, FedEx National LTLSM, New Penn, Pitt Ohio Express, R+L, and YRC
  • Savings of up to 29% on select FedEx Express® services, 20% on select FedEx Ground® services and 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services
  • TIA member exclusive website to request rate quotes, create and track shipments and print bill of lading

Enroll today! For more information, please contact PartnerShip at 800-599-2902 or sales@PartnerShip.com.

The Toy Shippers Association
The Toy Shippers Association, or TOYSA, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to negotiate competitive ocean freight contracts for companies that import toys and related commodities from Asia to the United States. TIA members are automatically eligible to become an affiliate of the TOYSA, which offers valuable savings on marine cargo insurance, international and domestic air freight shipments, customs clearance costs, and more.

For more information contact Dave Akers at 513-489-7730 or dakers@toysa.com.

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Insurance & Property Coverage

HUB International (HUB), a leading commercial insurance brokerage with over 200 offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, offers TIA members a comprehensive, insurance program customized for the toy industry. Feedback from TIA members indicates that HUB’s consultative approach has supported their risk management strategies and business growth.

Available coverage includes:

  • Liability. Premises and environmental liability; professional and employer’s liability; product liability and product recall; and transit/cargo coverage.
  • Employee Benefit Programs. Medical/dental/vision; long/short term disability; and life insurance.
  • Property Coverage. Building, inventory and business income.
  • HUB’s CoverEdge. A comprehensive medical, life, and disability insurance program for employers with non-eligible or non-participating employees.

For more information, please contact Benjamin Thrush at 800-706-3023 or Benjamin.Thrush@hubinternational.com

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Advertising & Creative Services

Blue Plate Media Services is a full service media planning and buying agency offering TIA members free consultative services and special pricing.  Blue Plate Media Services customizes media campaigns and identifies non-traditional solutions that maximize return. 

For more information, please contact David Becker at 908-918-0202, ext. 14 or dbecker@blueplatemedia.net.

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Enhanced Retail Solutions

Enhanced Retail Solutions brings the power of retail analysis to toy manufacturers. TIA members can receive a discount on consulting and software services from Enhanced Retail Solutions, and attend valuable seminars. Optimizing retail sales information — by SKU and by door — can improve the bottom line. In addition, vendor management is increasingly expected by major retailers.

For more information, contact David Matsil at 212-938-1991, ext. 103 or dmatsil@ers-c.com.

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