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FEBRUARY 2013 issue of
Rental Management

ARA affinity programs: Saving time and money
02/01/2013

ARA affinity programs offer discounts and more to ARA members

Businesses are always looking for ways they can save time and save money, as well as quality services that can benefit their companies. The American Rental Association (ARA) has endorsed several affinity programs that can help its members — both general and associate — run their businesses better.

Here’s a closer look at ARA’s current affinity programs, which offer discount pricing on their services for ARA general and associate members.

  • ARA Merchant Services Program. Provided by Veracity Payment Solutions, this program provides low and competitively priced processing rates for credit card acceptance, member-guaranteed savings with no early cancellation penalty, data breach insurance, customer service and more. Those who aren’t customers can receive a complimentary analysis comparing their current program with ARA’s.
  • Constant Contact®. For a quick and easy way to offer professional email marketing campaigns that will grab your customers’ attention, ARA has a partnership with Constant Contact®, a leading provider of email marketing services. This partnership allows you to access more than 400 email templates that can be quickly customized to your business. You also can track the open rates, click-throughs, bounces and other information for your messages. Constant Contact® also offers online surveys, social media and event marketing tools.
  • Credit Report Service. BizCreditReports helps you make educated decisions before extending credit by providing commercial credit reports on your customers through Experian, a national credit bureau. A variety of U.S. business reports and one consolidated Canadian report are available for general and associate members. These reports provide a wealth of information to determine creditworthiness.
  • Paychex® Human Resources and Payroll Service. ARA has teamed with Paychex®, a trusted payroll provider for small businesses, to offer what the company says is convenient, safe, secure and personalized payroll and human resources assistance. As a member, you can submit your payroll online, by phone or fax, or talk with a payroll specialist to be assured that you are receiving complete, professional assistance. In addition, Paychex® provides payroll tax administration, 401(k) and retirement services, health insurance partnerships, time and labor solutions, and human resources answers.
  • UPS® Discount Shipping Program. ARA has partnered with UPS® to create a savings program specifically designed to lower shipping costs. The program, for U.S. members currently, offers discounts on customized solutions for shipping needs from small packages to palletized freight with UPS® and UPS Freight®. There also are opportunities at The UPS Store® to save on select back office services on copying, binding and more.

For more information on any of these affinity programs, go to “Business Resources” at ARArental.org.

 

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