RSPA Member Benefits

Networking & Relationship Building

Conferences & Conventions
RSPA hosts two signature events each year: Our annual summer conference and expo, RetailNOW®, and our winter, executive thought leadership summit, inspire®.

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 executive level education with ample opportunities for more intimate networking.

RSPA is also able to obtain special discounts to other various industry shows and conventions throughout the year which are made available to RSPA members.

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 their employees. RSPA is your source for industry education in a variety of formats:

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 at no additional cost.

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.
Affinity Programs

FedEx and UPS Discounts
RSPA members benefit from significant discounts on ground and air shipping. 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.

Save up to 30% on UPS Shipping. Thanks to the RSPA! Sign up Now!

RSPA members have exclusive access to the UPS Savings Program, which provides great discounts on UPS domestic air, ground, and international services. Simple shipping! Special savings! It's that easy! For complete details or to sign up, Click Here!

The Nashua Corporation 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.

For more details on the OfficeMax Partner Advantage, Click Here | Pricing valid through 12/31/15
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.


RSPA has awarded more than $2 million to families of RSPA member companies since the inception of its scholarship program. Employees and family member of reseller members  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 or to donate to the fund at


connect Magazine
connect is published by RSPA eight times per year and includes industry news, 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.

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

RSPA E-newsletter
RSPA’s monthly e-publication gives readers a quick look at current industry events as well as information on the latest RSPA news. If interested in contributing please submit all articles for consideration to is RSPA's interactive website created to serve as the home for the Point of Sale and retail technology industry. This site provides 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 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 package sponsorships; individual event sponsorship; Education Sponsorship & Community Sponsorship. Visit for more information on our Sponsorship Program. Click Here to view current sponsors.