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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 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)
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• 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)
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• 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).
Retail Training and Consulting
NSRA is partnered with The Friedman Group in order to provide members access to the invaluable training programs and resources they offer – at an exclusive NSRA Members-Only rate!
The Friedman Group are legends in retail training having developed the most widely used Sales and Management training programs in the world. Learn More

Online Marketing Services
A full service digital marketing firm, RyTech will provide an exclusive 10% discount on online marketing services for NSRA members. RyTech works with clients across the country on their marketing needs.
• Complimentary website assessment
• No long term contracts
• Social media marketing
• Search engine marketing (SEO & PPC)
• Email marketing
• Website development

NSRA Retail Education Resources

Shoe Retailing Today

Print magazine with informative articles about:

• Best practices
• Footwear business trends
• Industry trends
• Technology
• Independent retail member
• Footwear vendor profiles
• Legislative updates, and more


Electronic newsletter featuring:

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


NSRA Business
Article Library

Access past Shoe Retailing Today articles, organized by topic:

• Best Practices/Business Management
• Human Resources
• Inventory Management
• Marketing
• Next Gen/Succession Planning
• Retail Store Training

• Store Design/Environment

to access library from main menu.
  Retail Education Webinars

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

• Retail Finance
• Securing Leases
• Succession Planning
• Store Design, and more
to access Webinar Library from main menu.

Next Generation
Leadership Program

A how-to guide for a successful transition from one generation to the next. Learn More


  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 Conferences & Networking
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,
held in various
destination cities



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