Indie booksellers have a chance to win a $15,000, $30,000, or $50,000 grant from FedEx® as part of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, which in 2021 will offer a range of monetary prizes to 10 winners.
The contest is offering three prize packages this year: one small business will win the Grand Prize of $50,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services; a second business will win the second place prize of $30,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office print and business services; and 10 winners will take home the third place prize of $15,000, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office print and business services.
Entering is an opportunity to gain exposure for your business and connect with your community; entries for the contest will be accepted through March 9. To participate:
- Write a short profile highlighting your small business’ unique story and offerings.
- Upload a logo and photos that capture the spirit of your business.
- Create a one-minute video about what makes your business special.
- Share your entry and remind fans to vote between March 10 and March 24.
Booksellers can learn more about the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest here. Outside of the 2021 contest, ABA members can benefit every day from the FedEx discounts offered by PartnerShip, a shipping solutions company. As an American Booksellers Association business service affinity partner, PartnerShip helps member booksellers save on shipments they send and receive through its ABA Shipping Program.
Through the ABA Shipping Program, booksellers can enjoy savings of up to 50 percent on FedEx shipping. There is no cost to enroll in the program and no minimum shipping requirement. Booksellers can enroll on the PartnerShip website or by calling the company at (800) 599-2902.