About Preferred Shipping

About Preferred Shipping

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We are global shipping specialists.

Since 1992, Preferred Shipping has worked with DHL Express – the world’s largest logistics provider – to offer substantial buying power to small and medium size, international shippers.

Preferred Shipping is one of DHL Express’ largest and most experienced resellers in the US. For more than 25 years, this strategic partnership between Preferred Shipping and DHL has given our customers access to the fastest, most reliable international delivery service in the world at the best rates. Our volume buying power provides small and medium size businesses (SMBs) significant cost savings.

We’ve recently expanded our services to offer a domestic solution, via the USPS, through our partnership with Panda Postage. This addition allows us to offer a more complete logistics solution to our customers. We offer scaled services for ecommerce, SMB and enterprise customers.

Preferred Shipping differentiates ourselves through exceptional customer service and our easy-to-use web-based shipping platform. We are committed to building long-term, strategic partnerships with our customers.

We have Independent Sales Representatives located across the country to provide regional support to our customers.

Our Value Proposition

Exceptional Customer Service

  • Talk to a person, not an answering machine
  • Guidance through shipping process from specialized quoting through international paperwork
  • Local shipping expert for hands-on support and training
  • Online support portal with answers to common shipping questions

Significant Cost Savings

  • Our volume buying power saves you money with the world’s premiere logistics company, DHL Express
  • Access to the the largest residential delivery network in the country with the USPS
  • Free pick-ups
  • Free web-based shipping platform

Easy to Use Technology

  • Easy-to-use, web-based shipping system
  • Quickly create quotes and manage international shipments from beginning to end
  • Integration with many third-party shipping platforms and ecommerce solutions

Our Executive Team

George Flowers
George Flowers
PRESIDENT

George Flowers is President of Preferred Shipping and has been at the helm from its beginning in September 1992. He is a graduate of Purdue University with an bachelor’s degree in Accounting. George received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

George was also a Professor of Finance at Houston Baptist University. George has more than 20 years experience in transportation and logistics planning.

George has committed to keeping Preferred Shipping a customer centric business. Building a mutually beneficial relationship with our customers is an important driver in all of the business decisions he makes.

Adam Young
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Adam is an experienced executive who has been with the Preferred Shipping Team for 16 years. He is responsible for developing and implementing sales, marketing, training and technology strategies, to benefit Preferred Shipping’s customers and achieve company growth goals.

Prior to joining the Preferred Shipping Team, Adam was with DHL Express for 16 years in various Operations and Call Center Management positions. Adam received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communications and Business Administration from Columbia College. He is a member of many transportation & logistics organizations including the Houston Brokers and Forwarders Association.

Adam’s contributions to the Preferred Shipping organization and its customers has been invaluable. His daily efforts provide reassurance to our customers, that the successful delivery of all their shipments are important to us.

Gary Christensen
VICE PRESIDENT
Independent Sales Representatives

As the Vice President of Independent Sales Representatives (ISR’s), Gary’s responsibilities include recruitment of ISR’s nationwide, training, supporting, and handling any issues that ISR’s may incur. He is the main point of contact for our ISR family and travels around the country to provide sales support to our representatives.

He also acts as a liaison between our field people and the backroom staff, helping them with any questions they may have. By helping ISR’s grow their business and take care of our customers, he plays a substantial role in growing Preferred Shipping’s business.

Michael Carey
DIRECTOR
National Sales

Joining Preferred Shipping in 2012 as an independent sales representative and rising to director of national sales, Michael Carey is tasked with ensuring the success of our shipping experts across the country. With more than 20 years of logistics and management experience, he works with our team daily to create unique shipping solutions for our customers, and assisting our independent sales representatives in providing world-class customer service to our customers.

Michael J. Ryan 
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Sales

Mr. Ryan has an extensive background in the small parcel business and global supply chain. He has held executive positions with DHL Express, GENCO(FedEx Company) and Velocity Express. He is currently the Executive Vice President for Preferred Parcel Solutions (Houston, TX). He has worked with many global organizations in developing integrated small parcel shipping programs and complex solutions. He also has worked with many SMB’s in developing a Parcel Optimization Solution for organizations that do not have the resources or buying power that larger organizations use in their negotiation processes. He has a passion for developing a solution for clients that meet’s their customer delivery expectations at a competitive cost.

Michael received his Bachelor of Arts – Business Economics degree from Benedictine University (Lisle, Illinois). He also is a writer for the Parcel magazine and is a regular presenter at Parcel conferences.

J. Nathan Chadwick
DIRECTOR
Customer Support

Nathan graduated with a B.S. in Business Management with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University in 2000. He has since worked in the transportation industry, specializing in international customer support. As Customer Support Director, Nathan seeks dedicated people who are empowered to serve customers at a high level by using unique advantages that only Preferred Shipping can offer.

Part of the Preferred Companies

Preferred Shipping is part of a larger network of logistics companies. Each company specializes in a certain area of logistics support but we provide a seamless customer service experience. Learn more on each website or on our services pages.

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