RSPA is North America’s largest community of VARs, software providers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, grocery, and cannabis verticals. We’re a fit for any organization that’s serious about growth in those markets.

  • VARs join for guidance from our General Counsel, our community, and the RSPA Academy
  • ISVs join to develop strategic relationships with community members who can expand their reach
  • Vendors and distributors join simply because they need to be where growth-oriented VARs and ISVs congregate
  • All members receive White Glove Service from our happy-to-help-you Member Services Team

Many companies have been members for decades – and we frequently add startup tech companies – because we accelerate their growth and they see the massive ROI RSPA membership offers. If you’re ready to join the RSPA community and accelerate your success, apply for membership today. If you need more information, contact the RSPA Member Services Team of Peggy Fry, Nicole Greene, and Ashley Naggy at or 804-678-8978.

RSPA White Glove Service is provided by the Member Services Team of Peggy Fry, Nicole Greene, and Ashley Naggy. They personally engage with members every day to understand their goals and challenges, and then connect members with RSPA services or fellow members who can help. The most popular White Glove Service benefit is member-to-member warm introductions. Instead of leaving you on your own to navigate our growing list of member companies, Peggy, Nicole, and Ashley will make warm 1-on-1 introductions on your behalf to fellow members who can accelerate your success.

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.

Inspire® – All leaders are charged with providing visionary insight and strategic thinking for their businesses. RSPA’s distinct position as the only industry association for the point of sale and retail technology ecosystem provides us with a unique opportunity to bring together the industry’s top leadership perspectives to one location, for collaboration and connection. Coupling that valuable networking with three days of executive education, Inspire prepares leaders to return to their businesses with new perspectives, best practices and renewed energy for the year ahead.

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.

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. RSPA offers live webinars along with a library of On-Demand education topics.

The RSPA Solution Center is an online platform designed to introduce VARs and ISVs to new solutions and connect them with the providers of these solutions. It is an opportunity for RSPA Vendor Members (manufacturers of hardware, developers of software, payment processors, distributors, consultants, and ISVs) and DISD Members (Direct Independent Software Developers) to showcase products and services in the RSPA Solution Center at no charge through the remainder of 2020. Also, RSPA website visitors can learn about new products and services.

Our online searchable directory allows you to find members to help meet your needs. All RSPA member companies are listed along with contact information, and they can be sorted by state, country, business type, vertical markets, and applications. Click here to learn more. (Must be logged in.)

The RSPA has formed communities to meet the unique needs of subsegments of our membership. Communities enable similarly situation companies and individuals to make connections and learn best practices that will improve their organizations. Current RSPA communities include W2W (Women in Retail), Cannabis, Canadian, NextGEN, and Niche & Startup ISV Community. Click here for more information.

If you’re ready to join the RSPA community and accelerate your success, apply for membership today. If you need more information, contact the RSPA Member Services Team of Peggy Fry, Nicole Greene, and Ashley Naggy at or 804-678-8978.

The RSPA provides members with unlimited phone and email consultations with RSPA Legal Counsel Jill M. Miller along with access to legal templates. The legal counsel also meets one-on-one with members at RSPA events (RetailNOW and RSPA Inspire) and contributes to RSPA’s Connect magazine, Community Connection newsletter, Trusted Advisor podcast, and website. RSPA provides up-to-date legal guidance from an individual that knows the industry and the issues. RSPA members can connect with Jill Miller by email at

Legal Documents
The RSPA’s repository of legal documents and templates saves time and money for our members. Dozens of documents are available for Customer Contracts and Agreements, Internal and Employment Documents, and Security and PCI Resources.

The RSPA has an industry-experienced Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM) on staff that can assist with aligning tailored educational training programs with your business goals. The Education Advisory Service is designed to help VARs and ISVs establish critical ongoing education and development initiatives that improve the effectiveness of your team. For more information, email

The RSPA has a team of channel professionals who work with high-initiative, growth-oriented VARs, ISVs, and MSPs to improve their organization through Strategy Sessions with your leadership team and professional development workshops with your staff. To discuss the services available, contact RSPA Vice President of Marketing Jim Roddy at

Customer Health Checkup Merchant Survey
The Customer Health Checkup is an easy-to-implement merchant survey that enables VARs and ISVs to uncover their business blind spots by collecting feedback from customers. We create the survey and email messages for you and then compile your survey data and review it with you. For more information, contact RSPA Vice President of Marketing Jim Roddy at

If you’re ready to join the RSPA community and accelerate your success, apply for membership today. If you need more information, contact the RSPA Member Services Team of Peggy Fry, Nicole Greene, and Ashley Naggy at or 804-678-8978.


Connect Magazine
Connect is published by RSPA and includes association updates, trends and opinions, articles on emerging technologies and legal issues within the industry, and educational information to help VARs and ISVs accelerate their success. 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, subscribe or view advertising rates for Connect, email

Community Connection
RSPA’s 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. Among the most popular sections of our website are the RSPA Blog and the Community IQ resource center.


Rogers: RSPA Canadian members receive preferred pricing on Rogers Business Solutions Plans. Services include data/voice plans, enterprise-grade fiber internet, business landlines, data center solutions and cable internet (address-permitting). For more information, email

UPS: RSPA and UPS took the guesswork out, and put the easy in. Members now have access to new and improved flat pricing with savings of 50% on Domestic Next Day/Deferred, 30% on Ground Commercial / Residential and up to 50% on additional services. In addition, members can take advantage of UPS Smart Pickup® service for free. For complete details or to sign up, click here! (Must be logged in.)

RSPA has awarded nearly $3 million to families of RSPA member companies since the inception of its scholarship program. Employees and family members of RSPA member organizations‚ who have been members for 3+ years can apply for scholarships to help ease the costs associated with higher education.

Click here to learn more about applying for RSPA scholarships or to donate to the fund.

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: Package Sponsorships (Platinum, Gold & Silver Levels); individual event sponsorship; Education Sponsorship & Community Sponsorship.

Click here for more information on our Sponsorship Program.

Click Here to view current sponsors.

If you’re ready to join the RSPA community and accelerate your success, apply for membership today. If you need more information, contact the RSPA Member Services Team of Peggy Fry, Nicole Greene, and Ashley Naggy at or 804-678-8978.