Members rely on MJSA to help them not just respond to current challenges, but also adapt to change and anticipate potential disruptions. That’s why we’ve assembled a portfolio of leading business providers covering a spectrum of services—from sourcing raw materials to delivering finished products to satisfied customers. Together, they offer best-in-class resources that can protect our members’ businesses and help them to remain profitable.
In many cases, MJSA members receive discounts and additional services—including support from MJSA staff, who can facilitate connections and answer questions. In all cases, our members know that MJSA has done the homework needed to ensure that these providers—all of whom abide by the MJSA Code of Ethics—are reliable and trustworthy. Current partners include:
Parcel Pro has been serving the jewelry industry for almost 20 years, offering a choice of carriers—including UPS and FedEx—as well as a full range of services, from Next Day to Ground to International. Its expertise is unparalleled, and its technologies enable industry-best procedures to mitigate risk and provide end-to-end protection for high value shipments. Plus, MJSA Premier members are eligible for exclusive rates far below industry average on their insured small packages and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments of jewelry, loose stones, precious metals, and other products/supplies. Click here to learn more.
When Scotiabank decided last year to limit lending by its ScotiaMocatta metals unit, many jewelry manufacturers, refiners, and metals suppliers faced a void. MJSA enlisted the TD Bank Group and its metals subsidiary, TD Securities, to help fill that void. TD Securities leases precious metals to users around the globe, and it has the expertise necessary to help members navigate the metals markets effectively. In addition, qualifying MJSA members who work along the Eastern Seaboard can take advantage of TD’s commercial lending arm (TD Bank N.A., which is one of the 10 largest U.S. banks) to simplify the leasing process. Click here to learn more.
For more than a century, Jewelers Mutual has been the only insurer solely dedicated to serving the jewelry industry. It offers a range of coverage options for manufacturers, suppliers, custom jewelers, and designers, including Jewelers Block insurance and business owners policies. Its enhanced offerings to MJSA members include its Consultative Approach: A JM representative will review qualifying members’ insurance coverages and business processes to identify potential cost savings, while at the same time ensuring that the necessary insurance is in place to protect valuable assets. In addition, as the industry’s most respected independent security expert, Jeweler’s Mutual will conduct Security Reviews and make recommendations for improvement where appropriate. Click here to learn more.
Over the past several years, as the jewelry industry has consolidated, many members have told us they’ve seen their accounts receivables become concentrated among a few core customers—a development that only increases their risk. To help mitigate that, MJSA has teamed up with One Source, the largest independent agent of the global insurer Euler Hermes. One Source offers MJSA members trade credit insurance from Euler and other firms to help protect their receivables in the event of defaults.
The Member Protection Package can also includes partners such as Service First Processing (credit card processing), Andrea Hill (business consultations for small and medium-size businesses), Marlene Richey (consultations for artisans and designers), and Matthew Perosi and the Sapphire Collaborative (consultations for digital marketing and website development).
Do you have a suggestion for a new member benefit program? Let us know. We will continue to add other programs and services as the need arises. To learn more about how to take advantage of the current Member Protection Package offerings, contact MJSA Customer Service Manager Betty Costa at 1-800-444-MJSA (6572), ext. 3050, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.