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Shop!, the global trade association focused on enhancing retail environments and experiences, is the industry’s only end-to-end retail experience organization. Our members have access to a variety of benefits including education, numerous marketing opportunities, extensive research reports, advocacy, and networking events.

Questions? Email join@shopassociation.org or call (001) 847-686-2239.

See details below on investment and benefits of membership.

Networking – Education

  • Shop! CoLabs are a series of virtual industry discussions on topics shaping the future of retail.  Member Benefit: Discount on registration
  • Shop! Ideation is the Association’s annual conference. This three-day event combines education and member-to-member networking events. Member Benefits: Members save on registration, Discounted Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities.
  • Women’s League The Shop! Women’s League is a community whose members come together to gain career development and pursue growth opportunities while being supported and mentored by other experienced professionals. Member Benefits: Build Career.
  • Councils/Advisory Groups Members have the opportunity to serve on a Council or Advisory Group
  • Speaking Opportunities Members can serve as speakers for various events, webinars or other Shop! programming, online or in-person

Awards – Recognition & Networking

  • OMA Awards (Outstanding Merchandising Achievement ) OMA is the premier award recognizing the most innovative and effective in-store and point of purchase displays.  Member Benefit: Members can save up to $500/entry
  • Design Awards are the retail design industry’s most coveted awards honoring store design, visual merchandising, fixture design and more. Members receive a discount on entries. Member Benefit: Members save $150/submission
  • Global Awards The Global Awards celebrate the “best of the best” in point-of-purchase, from previous year’s Gold Winners from around the world.
  • Regional Awards celebrate the best in point-of-purchase and design in countries around the globe.
  • Hall of Fame Members Each year inductees are nominated by fellow members and chosen by a Selection Committee led by the Immediate Past Chairman for Shop!
  • Women of Distinction Awards Shop! honors the professional achievements of women in the association whom are dedicated to helping other women grow and succeed in the retail industry.
  • Andrea Martin Volunteer of the Year Award This award recognized the one individual member who has contributed an outstanding amount of passion, time, and value to the association.
  • Merriman Above & Beyond Award The Merriman Above and Beyond Award recognizes perseverance and dedication of industry suppliers to the customer experience, making it one of the best ways to reward excellent performance from an outstanding supplier.

Business Services

  • Shop! Job Board Members save $100 on all job postings to the Shop! job board
  • Member Connect is an online member-to-member community that provides opportunities to collaborate and share information. Supports committee communications, sharing of white papers, reports and more. Member Connect is a site for members only, providing news and information specifically targeted for your business. Members receive discounted advertising and sponsorships.
  • Supplier Connect: All members receive a complimentary basic profile in Supplier Connect, a public, online directory used by retailers, brands and suppliers.
  • WindowsWear 15% discount on all WindowsWear subscriptions, advertising or sponsorship offers.
  • Chain Store Guide 20% discount on a resource of over 165,000 retail and restaurant executives, including email addresses.
  • YRC Freight members typically save 5-15% over their incumbent carrier or logistics provider.
  • Retail Recruiter Platform (powered by capango): To meet your recruiting needs, Shop! members now have access to a highly focused job platform. This service in currently only available in the US, Global reach is coming soon.
  • ProPurchaser provides up to date pricing information and modeling to give you negotiating leverage with suppliers. Members receive an extended free trial and $200 discount on annual subscription.
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  • APPI Energy Consultants: Members receive complimentary initial consulting services. Watch the webinar to learn how to take advantage of this partnership.
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  • OASIS Oasis, a Paychex® Company, specializes in providing human resources services, employee benefits administration, payroll and tax administration, risk management services and staffing solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States.
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Publications / Newsletters

  • Editorial Exposure is a benefit available to all members, including coverage of company & personal news from your firm, coverage of your companies’ product new, opportunities for commentaries from your company’s though leaders, and more.
  • Shop! Newsletters Create Retail Today and Experience Retail Today are weekly e-newsletters targeted that gather a wide range of thought-leadership content from across the retail and business sector, providing you with relevant news, expert insights, and in-depth analysis
  • Buyers’ Guide is the industry’s best-known annual print resource for finding suppliers. The annual Buyers’ Guide is published in the fall and all members receive a listing in the guide and a complimentary copy.

Research

  • Shop! Economic Advisor is a quarterly members-only publication offering expert economic analysis by the consultants at ITR Economics. Member Benefit: Complimentary to members (a $1,300 value).
  • Crittenden Retail Tenants Report provides detailed expansion plans of retailers and information regarding future development. Member Benefit: Complimentary to members (a $1,000 value).
  • Shop! White Papers Members have opportunity to partner with Shop! to produce an educational white paper associated with their company name. Member Benefit: Discounted partnership opportunity.

Global Benefits

  • Member Discount for entering Shop! or POPAI Awards in all countries
  • Member Discount at Shop! and POPAI events around the globe
  • Member Pricing for members from Shop! affiliates for the Shop! North America Awards programs and events
  • EuroShop Discount on booth space at the Shop! Global Village at EuroShop
  • Access to the teams of the Shop! countries across the globe
  • Seasonal marketing instore reports from across the globe, 6x/year

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY/COST

  • Agency: $3,000
  • Associate: $2,050
  • Brand: $3,000
  • Designer (based on # of employees): $600 – $1,400
  • Educator: $180
  • In-Store Execution (based on annual sales volume): $1,595 – $7,995
  • Producer (based on annual sales volume): $2,000 – $5,500
  • Retailer: $1,500
  • Visual Product Provider: $1,075