RSPA Member Benefits

Networking & Relationship Building
Conferences & Conventions
RSPA hosts several events throughout the year including our annual summer convention and expo, RetailNOW®
, and our Thought Leadership Summit, inspire®. The purpose for these events is to further educate the membership and provide networking opportunities to help grow member businesses.

RetailNOW® - This convention & tradeshow brings industry leaders, innovators, and channel players together to develop relationships necessary for any successful business. The diversity of attendees and exhibitors allows for the very best in education, thought leadership, and product availability paramount to the strength and growth of the industry. It is where the industry meets. Visit

inspire® - Our thought leadership summit gathers the industry's top leaders for a series of executive level education workshops. Visit

RSPA is also able to obtain special member discounts to other various industry shows and conventions throughout the year.

Sponsorship Program
RSPA sponsoring companies gain exposure with industry leaders and company decision makers. The RSPA Sponsorship Program provides opportunities to sponsor multiple events throughout the year or individual opportunities at RSPA’s RetailNOW® and inspire® events. As awareness of RSPA grows, it makes it an especially good time to get involved.

Sponsorship opportunities include: Platinum, Gold & Silver Level Package Sponsorships; Event Sponsorship; Education Sponsorship & Community Sponsorship. V
isit for more information on our Sponsorship Program. Click Here to view current sponsors.
Industry Education
Improve your team's performance through education provided by industry experts. The RSPA learning platform is available year-round to ensure essential industry information and training is available to our member companies and thier employees. RSPA is your source for industry education. See available offerings below:
Online Education
In addition to the onsite education sessions found at our networking events, individuals can also sharpen their business or technical skills online at RSPA offers 
live webinars along with a library of On-Demand education topics.

For individuals who wish to credential their professional skills, RSPA offers a certificate program in PCIwise. PCIwise courses are available to RSPA members and their customers.

RSPA Certification
For companies who wish to differentiate themselves, RSPA Certification provides a way to showcase your dedication to maintaining exceptional levels of professionalism and performance, backed by an industry association that has been
in existence for over 60 years. The RSPA Certification Program is endorsed by CSRA, NRA & NGA.
Affinity Programs
UPS Program
The RSPA/UPS Shipping Program was officially launched in October 2003. This program offers significant discounts on ground and air shipping (within the continental U.S.) as long as the aggregate shipping revenues meet UPS’s targets for the program. The program requires no new payment arrangements, no new UPS accounts, and no changes at all from the arrangement that each member currently has with UPS. Discounts will be automatically applied to shipments made from their existing accounts. 

RSPA Freight Savings Plan
The RSPA Freight Savings Plan offers savings on select FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® services, as well as FedEx Freight® less-than-truckload (LTL) services. Competitive discounts are also available with YRC Freight. If you’re shipping to a trade show, YRC Freight Exhibit Services offers a shipping guarantee on all trade show booths inbound to a show or advance warehouse at no additional charge.

The program also offers special RSPA rates on international shipping. No enrollment fees or minimum shipping quotas apply so you can save no matter how much shipping you do. Call service provider Siriani at 1.800.554.0005 to have your account linked to the RSPA discounts.

On March 2, 2009 - RSPA entered into a partnership with Nashua Corporation to offer members a POS & Imaging Supplies Member Discount Affinity Program.  This partnership enables RSPA to offer members a valuable paper discount program at competitive market pricing. Members contact Nashua directly when purchasing POS supplies. Nashua will handle the complete transaction from order entry through delivery and invoicing. 

OfficeMax partnered with RSPA in March 2008 to offer members a special discount card that allows 30%-50% discounts on select items. If you do your ordering on-line, RSPA members have also been issued an IPA discount code.
Today many retailers are requiring their vendors installing and supporting retail technology to do a
background check on their employees. PCI Compliance requirement 12.7 calls for merchants to vet their employees and contractors who have any contact with card holder data. To assist with meeting that
requirement RSPA has partnered with to provide over a 30% discount on their most
popular employment screening package.

RSPA has teamed up with Sprint to offer our members and their employee’s special savings on Sprint and Nextel services and equipment. Currently, Sprint is offering an 8% monthly savings for equipment as well as an extra $50 off for any new activation. Members can also expect monthly services discounts, extensive equipment discounts and special member only promotions each month.
Legal Assistance
RSPA Members have unlimited phone consultations with RSPA General Counsel, Bob Goldberg as well as supplier contract reviews, and access to legal templates. There is no limit on the value of the benefit. The only restriction is failure to take advantage. RSPA provides up to date legal guidance from an individual that knows the industry and the issues. As MasterCard would say “Priceless.” 
Healthcare Headaches?
Health proponent is your personalized help to solve a full range of healthcare problems and save you time, money and worry. Here are some of the many things they do: help resolve insurance claims and assist with negotiating billing and payment arrangements; find the right doctors, hospitals, dentists and other leading healthcare providers anywhere in the country; negotiate medical bills. RSPA members save 25% on their already very affordable services.

connect Magazine
connect is a magazine published by RSPA ten times a year including news about industry trends and opinions, articles on emerging technologies and legal issues within the industry, and educational information to assist business owners in becoming and remaining successful. connect is complimentary with RSPA membership. Members are encouraged to submit articles, information and/or press releases to be considered for publication in connect.

Visit to view advertising rates or to subscribe to connect. To submit press releases for publication, email

juice-news E-newsletter
juice-news is RSPA’s no nonsense e-newsletter delivered to members’ in-boxes each month. This one-of-a-kind e-publication gives readers a quick look at current industry events as well as information on the latest “hot topics”. juice-news features ‘The Buzz’, a word-on-the-street type article, Business Tips, Ask our Legal Expert, where members can submit their legal questions to be answered by our legal team, and several other quick looks at what is happening right now in the retail technology industry. If interested in contributing please submit all articles for consideration to is RSPA's interactive website created to serve as the home for the retail technology industry. Retail technology professionals have access to industry news, calendars, on-demand education, and archived articles on a wide range of topics.

RSPA Member Directory
The online searchable directory allows you to find members to help meet your needs as well as provide exposure and traffic. Click Here to visit the member directory.
RSPA has awarded more than $2 million to families of RSPA member companies and that tradition continues with you. Employees of all reseller members (and their families) who have been members for 3 years, can apply for scholarships to help ease the costs associated with higher education.

Visit to learn more about applying for RSPA scholarships. Donate to the fund at