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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!

Information Resources

Shoe Retailing Today

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.

Sales and Management Training  NEW!
John Lees is a Sales & Management Training Consultant providing complimentary services exclusively for NSRA members!

Contact NSRA for more information.


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

Learn More in Online Store Business
Performance Report

The 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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NSRA Education & Networking Events
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.


Afternoon conference
the day before



 Morning seminar at



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


Next Generation Leadership Program
A program that answers the needs of the next generation of leaders 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.


NSRA Cost-Saving Business Services

FedEx Shipping

PartnerShip, our shipping administrator, will arrange for your vendors to ship
directly to you via FedEx at significant savings. (U.S. retailers only)
Learn More

Special member pricing - Members saved an average of $4,100 per store annually
• Complimentary/confidential shipping analysis
• Complimentary shipping audits available
• LTL shipping
• Shipping invoices billed directly by FedEx, reducing vendor handling costs

Bank of America Merchant 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. retailers only)
Learn More
• 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

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