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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 and certification programs, numerous marketing opportunities, extensive research reports, advocacy, and networking events.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call (847) 686-2239.

See details below on cost and benefits of membership:

MEMBER TYPE/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 Merchandiser: $1,075
  • Shop!X Annual Meeting is the Association’s annual conference. This three-day event combines education and member-to-member networking events. Member Benefits: Members save $300/registrant, Discounted Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities.
  • West Coast POP Show One-day show honoring point-of-purchase (POP) on the West Coast. Member Benefits: Discounted registrations and sponsorship 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.
  • Shop!talk is a series of peer-to-peer learning and networking events held regionally around the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Member Benefits: Discounted Registrations, Discounted Sponsorships.

Awards – Recognition & Networking

The Shop! Awards

  • OMA Awards (Outstanding Merchandising Achievement ) OMA is the premier award recognizing the most innovative and effective in-store and point of purchase displays. Members receive a discount on entries. Member Benefit: Members save $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.

Business Services

  • GlobalShop Receive a 25% discount on booth space in all GlobalShop pavilions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ProPurchaser ProPurchaser provides up to date pricing information and modeling to give you negotiating leverage with suppliers – Member benefit – Extended free trial and $200 discount on annual subscription.
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  • APPI Energy Consultants in non-regulated energy States. Member benefit, 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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  • Retail Environments Magazine is the Association’s official magazine and focuses on the rapidly changing retail brand experience. Member Benefit: Discounted advertising and sponsorships.
  • Shop! MemberConnect is a digital publication for members only, providing news and information specifically targeted for your business. Member Benefit: Discounted advertising and sponsorships.
  • Retail Environments Insights is a weekly enewsletter tracking retail and brand marketing trends. Member Benefit: Discounted advertising and sponsorships.
  • Week Insider is a weekly enewsletter that keeps members up to date on association news, member benefits, upcoming Shop! events and important deadlines. Member Benefit: Discounted advertising and sponsorships.
  • Buyers’ Guide is the industry’s best-known annual print resource for finding suppliers. The annual Buyers’ Guide is published in the fall.
  • The Brief is a weekly e-mail highlighting timely Retail Environments magazine articles and product spotlights from member companies.
  • Winners Book Shop! Design Awards coverage includes a signature photo, project descriptions, and contributing companies for award winners.
  • OMA Annual Coverage of the annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Award winners.

Research

  • Journal of Shopper Research* is an educational journal edited by Dr. Raymond Burke at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. It offers quality academic and commercial research, and knowledge on understanding shopper behavior.
  • 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 $1300 value.
  • Crittenden Retail Tenants Report provides detailed expansion plans of retailers and information regarding future development. Member Benefit: Complimentary to members – a $1000 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.