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NSRA's primary purpose as an association is to significantly improve
the business performance of our members through exceptional educational programs,
vital cost-saving services and informational resources, and powerful networking opportunities.

Annual membership to join America's oldest and largest association
for independent retailers is only $199, join today!

NSRA Cost-Saving Business Services

Discounted Shipping

PartnerShip®, the endorsed shipping provider for NSRA, offers significant savings on your inbound vendor shipments and your outbound shipments to customers.
(U.S. members only)
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Offset your dues - member save an average of $4,100 per store annually
• Ship smarter with exclusive FedEx discounts
• Save on LTL and truckload freight shipments with UPS Freight, YMC Freight,
   and others
• Mange your international freight with customized air and ocean services

Credit/Debit Card Processing
With thousands of stores in our payment network, we negotiate lower-cost service
than you could expect on your own.
(U.S. members only)

• Preferred pricing
• No monthly minimum
• No up-front fees
• No monthly or annual statement fees
• Special terminal pricing

E-Marketing via Constant Contact

Join the Business Partner Program with Constant Contact.

NSRA members save up to 30%
• Reach customers quickly, inexpensively and frequently
• Design ads and newsletters with hundreds of templates
• Built-in anti-spam checker
• Free training, and much more


Members not already enrolled,
click here to sign up (sign-in required).

Information Resources

Shoe Retailing Today

Bi-monthly print magazine with informative articles about:

• Best practices
• Footwear business trends
• Industry trends
• Technology
• Retail member profiles
• Footwear vendor profiles

to access library of past articles from main menu.


Business Performance Report
Learn More in Online StoreThe footwear industry’s only financial analysis resource for comparing expenses and revenues with national averages reported by America’s leading independent footwear retailers.
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Trends Sharing
Pivotal Research Group offers monthly and quarterly reports of activity in the independent footwear retailing, including sales, margins, inventory, and brand and category performance. Results are anonymous, and are extracted from quick surveys completed by participating retailers.

Bi-weekly electronic newsletter featuring:

• Industry news
• Educational articles
• NSRA member updates
• Vendor product showcases
• Best practices, and more


Online Marketing Services
A full service digital marketing firm, RyTech will provide a complimentary website assessment
and an
exclusive 10% discount on online marketing services for NSRA members.

• No long term contracts
• Social media & Email marketing
• Search engine marketing (SEO & PPC)
• Website development


Sales & Management Training
To Boost Business amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Improve sales and leadership in
your business with John Lees!
John offers complimentary and
confidential personalized training
that is tailored to your staff and store. It’s a specially curated program exclusively for NSRA retail members!


NSRA Education & Networking Events
Education Seminars & Peer-to-Peer Networking
Enjoy networking opportunities with other independent shoe retailers and vendors at conferences throughout the year. Learn what works and what doesn’t from others in the know.
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(February & August)

Afternoon conference
the day before

at MAGIC tradeshow
in Las Vegas.



(February & August)

Morning seminar at




Annual 2-day,
member-exclusive event
held in a different
city each year.

2021: Tucson, AZ


Next Generation Leadership Program
First of its kind in the footwear industry, this program answers the needs of the next generation of leaders and their parents with cutting-edge and hands-on sessions that focus on practical solutions for generational transitions. Learn More


Retail Education Webinars
Join industry professionals and NSRA in live education seminars via the internet, discussing topics such as:

• Sales Training
• Retail Finance
• Securing Leases
• Succession Planning

View Webinar Schedule
to access Webinar Library (recordings) from main menu.


Have Questions?

Call us at 800-673-8446

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