Once verified, all members receive the following benefits:
Association with the PTS - now 94 years old and positioned as 'The International Society for Philatelic Professionals'. New Members join some of the biggest and most respected names in global philately and can take advantage of professional, bold and innovative society developments.
Use of the PTS Shield as part of their marketing including presence at shows. The shield is a mark of trust & integrity. The PTS campaign using the #lookfortheshield hashtag and 'Look for the Shield' tagline. All PTS Members also have the benefits associated with the PTS being linked to the world class Stampex International brand.
Opportunity to have the PTS Shield and 'Authorised Seller' badge on your eBay.co.uk store and listings (eligibility criteria applies)
Opportunity to have the PTS Shield on your HipStamp store and listings (eligibility criteria applies)
Listing on our online member directory. Every member gets their own page on the member directory where they can add their logo, photos of their reps and teams, photos of sample items, information about their company, links to websites and social media accounts, other links including eBay seller ID and other philatelic association memberships and contact details. Members have access to be able to update their own page so they can keep visitors up to date with their latest news and offers.
Monthly PTS Member Newsletter with latest news about the society, member offers and philatelic news.
Ability to join the private PTS Members Only Facebook Group including real-time updates, polls, events, top tips and member-to-member help and advice.
Access to marketing materials and other PTS collateral to best promote your membership including PTS 'Proud Member' stickers to add to mail, catalogues, invoices and leaflets and hard board 'PTS Shield' to put up in you office, at stamp shows or as a background for photos and videos.
Ability to share information with the marketing communications team to be distributed to an audience of thousands through the collector-facing PTS & Stampex newsletter, the PTS and Stampex blogs and on social media @ptsandstampex
Access to Online How To Sessions on hot topics including how to get started on social media, how to maximise engagement from email distribution lists, and an introduction to PR.
Free auction catalogue listing on StampAuctionNetwork (eligibility criteria applies)
Support dealing with business issues including client complaints, outstanding debtors, customs advice and IT and Marketing how to guides.
Support from the PTS Team and from the PTS Council for escalation and emergency issues.
Use of the “red call” service.
Eligibility for the globally recognised PTS Awards
Ability to purchase the latest Stampex Smilers issue at a discounted rate.
Ability to attend AGM to hear the latest news about at the society and the chance to vote on key society issues.
The chance to meet other members from around the world face to face at shows and philatelic events or at virtual meetings - a world class philatelic networking opportunity.
PTS support at worldwide and local shows and within the hobby, including ongoing promotion of the PTS Shield and Stampex International to philatelic societies, fairs, exhibitors and collectors.
Member discount on PTS Expertising services.
We plant a tree for each PTS Member as part of our commitment to offsetting the trade's environmental impact.
Chance to be involved in PTS and Stampex marketing campaigns to boost your brand with support from our professional team.
The opportunity to gain account credits for referrals of new members.
The opportunity to take additional advertising space on the PTS and Stampex websites and other published material (printed and online)
Follow from @ptsandstampex on social media and free re-posts and promotions on Facebook, X, TikTok, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Ability to take a stand at Stampex International and a booth at Virtual Stampex and to take advantage of opportunities including brochure space, advertising and sponsorship.
Bespoke Member Offers including discounts on products like printing, stationery, parking, hotels.
For just £16.50+VAT a month, when paid monthly by direct debit, or £198+VAT per annum.
To sign up for membership please complete our online application form.