RSPA Detailed Member Benefits & Contact Information

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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. 

During 2012, RSPA Members saved over $600,000.  Average savings per company enrolled = $2,385.75!

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.

"In 2012, we saved over $2,700 by taking advantage of the RSPA Freight Savings Plan."
- Ken Andrews, Millenium Digital Technologies

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. 

RSPA Members save an average of 14% per transaction.

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.
“As a small business, that is a significant ROI on our membership dues. If you are an RSPA member and not taking part of this program, you should sign up today. Your savings begin immediately.”

Lynn Skurla, Skurla’s POS Solutions
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.” 

In 2011, RSPA members used an estimated $90,000 worth of legal services at absolutely no cost
to them.
“Thank you RSPA and Bob Goldberg for the amazing benefit of the legal hotline. It is very comforting to be able to offer my customers with the foremost expertise in the country on the PCI issue due to my RSPA membership. I think this could have very well paid for a lifetime membership.”

Jason Cowan, Cowans Retail Systems
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.

Industry Education & Certification
RSPA is your center for industry education, working to ensure essential industry information and training are available to the membership. Providing the industry with comprehensive education and certification are top priorities and contribute to the core mission of RSPA.

Professional Development
For individuals who want to sharpen their business or technical skills, RSPA offers live webinars, on-site education and over 3,000 on-demand courses to help you achieve your learning goals.

Individual Certification Programs
For individuals who wish to credential their professional skills, RSPA has three certificate programs: Support Specialist, Sales Specialist and 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.

To view the 2013 education schedule or to learn more about Certification, visit:
RSPA awards over $100,000 in college scholarships each year. Children, grandchildren, full time employees, and children of full time employees of an RSPA member reseller are eligible for an RSPA scholarship. The RSPA member reseller must be in good standing and a member for the past three years. If an employee of a member is applying, they too must have been employed by the member reseller for the past three years.

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

In 2011, RSPA awarded over $113,000 in college scholarships to 69 deserving children of RSPA members and RSPA
member employees. 
“I was thrilled to open my letter to learn I had received a scholarship from RSPA. This will be a tremendous help in achieving my educational goals.”

Mark Sehnert, son of RSPA member John Sehnert, Retalix/StoreNEXT
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
“RSPA, through connect, has dramatically increased our interest in and knowledge of our industry providing an exceptional and unequaled focus on a variety of retail solution sets.” 

Lee Kosman, Euthenics, Inc.

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.

Visit for advertising rates. Submit all articles to
RSPA can also be found on the Internet. This site features industry education, membership details, publications, upcoming events, PCI Security Compliance information and legal forms. RSPA’s website is constantly updated with the very latest information affecting the retail technology industry.
“RSPA’s website is a useful tool including industry calendars and announcements that keep us up to
date. We have also been able to leverage the RSPA membership for networking and creating business opportunities.”

Mahendran Ramanathan, Retail Technology Experts 

Member Directory
Upon joining RSPA, members can access an online member directory updated quarterly with contact information along with information about RSPA benefits, Board of Directors and member benefits.

Click here to visit the member directory.

Member Logo
Be proud of your RSPA membership by displaying your RSPA member logo on your business cards, marketing materials, and/or website.
Programs & Services
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 is a convention, held every summer, and is the only place where vendors of retail technology can meet exclusively with their indirect distribution channel. RetailNOW also offers dozens of educational seminars for all levels of industry professionals along with first-class networking events. Visit

INSPIRE is a thought leadership summit held every winter, bringing executive level management together to network and learn the latest information in the retail technology industry. Visit

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

“I am impressed with how far ahead of other industries RSPA is with its RetailNOW Expo. With the increasing number of quality attendees and incredibly relevant education sessions, this show is a MUST
for us.”

Diane Morsch, Bristol ID Technologies

As an RSPA sponsor, a company will gain exposure with industry leaders and company decision makers. The RSPA Sponsorship Program provides opportunities to sponsor multiple events throughout the year or single events at RSPA’s Annual Summer Convention and Expo - RetailNOW - and Thought Leadership Summit -INSPIRE.  As awareness of RSPA grows, it makes it an especially good time to get involved.

RSPA offers bundled sponsorships which will allow you to plan your marketing and media budget on an annual basis. It provides a number of choices to maximize market awareness for your company and products. With bundled sponsorships you receive recognition at all RSPA events and activities, in RSPA publications, and on event marketing materials. This ensures maximum exposure for your company at marquee events, in the association publications, and on RSPA’s website.

Click here to see a list of current sponsors.

RSPA’s Education Funding Program also allows exposure, recognition and market awareness for your company. RSPA continues to help build more profitable businesses through RSPA’s education and certification programs. This program
will allow for the RSPA’s education programs and the
education infrastructure- furthering the exclusive presentations, workshops and webinars that help advance member’s businesses.

Visit for more information on our Sponsorship Program.