Golf News for Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | Business

Ship Sticks golf club shipping service achieves triple-digit growth

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 18, 2013 - For traveling golfers, nothing is more important than making sure their clubs arrive safely at their destination. Ship Sticks, a golf bag shipping company that provides door-to-door service, has achieved triple-digit growth in less than a year because avid golfers have quickly seen the value in high-service, convenient and affordable transport of golf clubs.

Ship Sticks is the only shipping service that competes on the three most important factors in golf club shipping - service, convenience and cost.

SERVICE: Founded in 2011, Ship Sticks was created to provide a specialized, unmatched shipping service for golf clubs. Through its easy-to-use online service, the company ensures a seamless pickup and delivery of clubs from the home or golf club directly to a hotel or desired travel destination.

"As avid golfers, we know firsthand that traveling with golf clubs is the most cumbersome part of the golf travel experience," said Nicholas Coleman, CEO of Ship Sticks. "However, using your own clubs is vital to the success and enjoyment of the round. Ship Sticks provides an affordable and valuable solution for golfers to transport their clubs from home to any golf destination around the world."

Every Ship Sticks order includes baseline insurance of $1,000, which is 10 times the average insurance rate of other shipping services. Golfers may add up to $3,500 supplemental insurance for any single bag. In addition, Ship Sticks will offer a $200 credit if golf club shipments do not arrive before scheduled tee times.

CONVENIENCE: Ship Sticks works with leading golf resorts such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Erin Hills Golf Resort, Streamsong Resort and PGA National Resort & Spa, and has set up customized shipping accounts for more than 650 private and public golf facilities across the U.S. The company's easy-to-use technology is implemented into the facility's existing website and allows golfers and club professionals to manage the complete shipping process online. Ship Sticks supplies shipping boxes for its customers and affiliate golf clubs and personally tracks each step of the shipment so both the club professional and golfer know when to expect the clubs at the final destination.

COST: Through its partnerships with major logistics providers, Ship Sticks offers the most competitive pricing without compromising service. For example, shipping golf clubs from New York City to Palm Beach, Fla., or from Scottsdale, Ariz., to New York City, with $1,000 insurance is significantly more affordable with Ship Sticks when compared to FedEx or UPS.

Ship Sticks:

From New York City / To Palm Beach:
Next Business Day: $149
Two Business Days: $129
Three Business Days: $49
Five Business Days: N/A

From Scottsdale / To New York City:
Next Business Day: $159
Two Business Days: N/A
Three Business Days: $119
Five Business Days: $59

FedEx:

From New York City / To Palm Beach:
Next Business Day: $292.33
Two Business Days: $227.21
Three Business Days: $59.23
Five Business Days: N/A

From Scottsdale / To New York City:
Next Business Day: $337.51
Two Business Days: $286.03
Three Business Days: $201.39
Five Business Days: $84.44

UPS:

From New York City / To Palm Beach:
Next Business Day: $291.39
Two Business Days: $225.68
Three Business Days: $66.62
Five Business Days: N/A

From Scottsdale / To New York City:
Next Business Day: $333.95
Two Business Days: $282.47
Three Business Days: $197.83
Five Business Days: $93.10

Ship Sticks will be participating in the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., from Jan. 24-26, 2013 as an exhibitor in booth No. 2559.

For more information about Ship Sticks, or to plan a shipment, please visit https://www.shipsticks.com/.

About Ship Sticks LLC
Founded in 2011, Ship Sticks LLC provides customers with safe, secure, reliable and cost-efficient solutions for seamless pickup and delivery of golf clubs. Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Ship Sticks' mission is to provide value-added services to the golf industry, creating a win/win environment for all who participate. It is their intention to make golf travel easier and more affordable, thus increasing the number of participants and rounds played annually.

Ship Sticks is a white glove, golf bag shipping company that provides door-to-door services for shipping golf clubs. Avoid long lines and extra baggage fees at airports by sending luggage ahead of time. Ship Sticks makes traveling more enjoyable and easier by allowing you to ship golf clubs to your final destination with its easy-to-use website. Ship Sticks is a safe, secure, reliable and cost-efficient solution for seamless pickup and delivery of golf clubs. The company's up-to-date database of more than 15,000 golf facilities nationwide makes creating shipments on behalf of members and guests easy. For more information, please visit www.shipsticks.com.

Media contact:
Megan Godfrey
KemperLesnik
p: 708.214.4287
megan.godfrey@kemperlesnik.com



 
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