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Benefits

IFN Membership is an all-encompassing networking solution, with many benefits. Read on to learn why you should join IFN.

MEMBER ACCESS

  • Immediate access to 200 global Partners in 108 countries
  • Popular annual Member Meetings to enhance relations and boost business
  • Opportunity to promote your company via your own dedicated profile page
  • Access to IFN email systems
  • Use of advanced tools for rate requests and member contact in IFN member website
  • FREE access to an instant rate request system and cargo rates app: AIRates.com
  • Preferential rates for eAWB connectivity for IATA and non-IATA freight forwarders
  • Heavily discounted rates for cloud based ERP System covering all your company’s needs
  • You are not required to annul long-standing agency relationships

MEMBER QUALITY

  • Use of a Payment Monitoring System, to keep IFN financials healthy
  • All members follow a Code of Conduct to protect member interests
  • Stringent entry procedures ensure only vetted, strong companies can work with you
  • Annual Membership Surveys to ensure a continued high standard of membership
  • Credit status page to alert all to any slow paying members
  • In our group of networks, a membership renewal rate of 95% meaning members are happy and staying

IFN HEAD OFFICE

  • IFN Head Office in Central London provides efficient daily administrative support
  • Neutral arbitration provided should things go wrong
  • IFN Founder, Kelly Bunyan offers strong and fair leadership, management and influence
  • Quarterly Newsletters and regular Updates are provided with Network News
  • Sales tools to help you gain new customers - Personalised Website, Personalised Brochure etc.
  • IFN marketing to increase business for your company - press releases, industry exhibition collaborations

See what benefits our WFN and SFN Members are deriving from their membership here and here. 

You can watch more video testimonials at the WFN YouTube Channel & SFN YouTube Channel too. 

IFN will soon have its own channel and testimonials, as soon as we host our first meeting in 2020.

Kelly’s networks have a sense of family, meaning an element of intimacy is safeguarded, which is particularly prevalent at our Member Meetings - our members leave the events being remembered, rather than lost in a sea of competitors.

It matters to all at IFN Head Office that the companies you are granted instant access to throughout the world are as strong and competent as you, the resultant being that new applicants are thoroughly inspected and trade references, which are also verified, must confirm their ability to pay on time and provide an excellent service. For strong and successful companies, this process is a mere formality. Your company is strong, right? So JOIN IFN.

IFN exists to aid your quest to increase business, consequently all at IFN Head Office work tirelessly to promote the IFN brand globally and to attract quote requests for its members. IFN is regularly featured as an official Media Partner on international event websites as well as having the IFN logo on conference materials. Such exposure helps IFN and your company reach a growing worldwide audience of industry executives.

IFN invests in search engine optimisation so that the IFN website generates leads for its members.

Marketing tools are provided by IFN Head Office to demonstrate the global alliance IFN membership provides. For example, a printable, personalised marketing brochure, which mentions the connection between your company and IFN, is provided once you join. A dedicated website is provided too, with a video of Kelly endorsing your company. Such tools assist you in demonstrating the global reach of your company.

Additionally countless state-of-the-art systems are in place in the member website to assist you in finding the right IFN partner and obtaining rates quickly in order to win the business you are pursuing. Members can be found via an interactive map, a printable map, every type of list - excel, online, drop down company or country searches. You name it, IFN has it, to ensure that no time is lost in quoting for your customer.

Member Profile Page

Once a suitable company is found within the systems, you can learn as much information as the relevant company is willing to share; each IFN Member can manage their unique Company Profile Page, which contains all contact details, a list of services, company profile presentations, details about staff members and photographs.

Email Systems

IFN uses a secure, dedicated email system, allowing members to send a single email to a specific email address, which is then automatically distributed to all members. This provides an excellent tool for members to promote their new services, a great shipment they have just been involved with, the opening of new offices, changes in local procedures, introducing new staff - anything that will raise the profile of their company within the network.

To ensure fast communication within the network, IFN also has dedicated email addresses to assist in directing quote requests to specific countries. All members in the required country can be reached with ease. The advantage of this system is that you will get competitive rates from several overseas offices, allowing you to select the most well-matched and compatible company to work with for each individual shipment. Full details on this system are provided upon joining.

Payment Protection

As soon as business begins to be exchanged, the Online Payment Monitoring System has been designed to ensure smooth cash flow between members and to prevent late payments. Healthy financials within the network are imperative. IFN Head Office is immediately alerted to any late payments and can intervene. Grand payment protection insurance schemes are just not needed in IFN - they have the adverse affect of failing to breed a sense of trust. With 99% and 100% payment records from year to year (currently 99-100% in 2018), the Group’s members elected not to choose to enrol in a scheme when it was offered to them.

Quality Control

To maintain standards, a Quality Control Survey is completed on an annual basis, to give IFN Head Office an insight into the quality of all members. Providing Excellent, Average and Poor ratings, weaker performing members can be highlighted and, if necessary, expelled. Such a window into all activity within the network is advantageous for the longevity of IFN. Members are also encouraged to report any misdemeanours to IFN Head Office as soon as they arise. Whatever the dispute, the earlier the intervention, the sooner the resolution. Member disputes are exceptionally rare, meaning that dealings are very harmonious.

For such a small investment, you could be benefiting from all of the above.

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