RSPA Expands Vendor Awards of Excellence

“RSPA Retail IT Community Leadership Award” Will Acknowledge Top Industry Supporters

RALEIGH, NC – The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) will expand its annual Vendor Awards of Excellence program in 2024 with the addition of the RSPA Retail IT Community Leadership Award. The RSPA Retail IT Community Leadership Award will honor RSPA vendor members for exceptional industry support and engagement over the past 12 months.  

All vendor members including hardware manufacturers, software providers, service providers, payment processors, and distributors are eligible for this new award. Winners will be recognized for their support of the RSPA community and retail IT channel based on the following criteria: 

The traditional RSPA Vendor Awards of Excellence by technology category will remain intact. Those longtime VAE awards will remain as the only awards in the retail IT industry where VARs vote for their favorite vendors in six categories: Electronic Payments/Financing, Technology Distributor, Software, Hardware & Software, Hardware Manufacturer, and Reseller Support Services.  

All Vendor Awards of Excellence honorees will be announced at RetailNOW, the RSPA’s annual summer trade show, education conference, and networking event. RetailNOW 2024, scheduled for July 28-30 at Paris Las Vegas, expects to attract 1,600+ attendees and 170+ exhibitors. 

“We’re excited to expand our awards program and are looking forward to recognizing our members who lead the way in supporting the RSPA and the retail IT channel community,” said RSPA President & CEO Jim Roddy. “We’re adding this new award based on feedback from our members, both reseller members and vendor members, who felt those who support our industry as a whole should be recognized. RSPA is the premier community serving the retail IT channel, and we’re happy to honor the leaders who make this industry better for all of us.” 

RSPA Vendor Awards of Excellence category winners in 2023 were: 

  • Electronic Payments/Financing: Gold – Datacap; Silver – Global Payments; Bronze – Shift4; Honorable Mention – BOLD Integrated Payments, CoCard 
  • Technology Distributor: Gold – M-S Cash Drawer; Silver – BlueStar; Bronze – ScanSource 
  • Reseller Support Services: Gold – Card Market; Silver – Keystone Group; Bronze – eCard Systems  
  • Hardware Manufacturer: Gold – Touch Dynamic; Silver – Epson; Bronze – Pax; Honorable Mention – Star Micronics, WTI Wireless 
  • Hardware & Software: Gold – CRS; Silver – Heartland; Bronze – Toshiba 
  • Software: Gold – NCC; Silver – EdgeServ; Bronze – Vigilix; Honorable Mention – QSR Automations, SpotOn, Tri-Tech 

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About RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) 
The RSPA is North America’s largest community of VARs, software providers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, grocery, and cannabis verticals. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the retail technology ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers member-to-member introductions, education, hotlines for legal, security, sales, and business advice, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire® which provide face-to-face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by visiting