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RS WORKSHOPS

TRAINING, NETWORKING AND
VENDOR PRESENTATIONS
IN Dallas, TX

 

Dallas, TX // April 19, 2020

CANCELED

The PackageHub™ Goal:

PBC on the Door = Million Dollar Store

We want a lot of things for our members, and at the top of that list is helping you hit the "Million Dollar Store" mark. At Retail Shipping Associates, we do our best to help lay out a clear path by recruiting vendors for the RS Premium Supplier program and holding training events to help you succeed... PackageHub Business Centers™ (PBC) is going to take it a step further.

PBC will have a lot more power and flexibility when it comes to carriers and vendors, which is part of PBC’s “action plan” to get your store to the million-dollar mark, but there’s more to it than just making deals and discounts, you have to take action!

An “action plan” is a call to act, and PBC wants you to do your part to reach that million-dollar goal: Make your plans now to participate in the RS Workshop April 19, 2019 in Dallas, TX.

The RS Workshop was developed for the sole purpose of helping you build a step-by-step plan to a “Million Dollar Store”. This April, RS Associates will bring together some of the industry’s top performers and suppliers with over 100 years of combined experience, to show you how to make your store a top performer.

* Attendees that are approved as PackageHub Business Centers™ by 7/31/2020 will receive a $20 refund for the RS Workshop.


RS WORKSHOP [ ALL-DAY SUNDAY ]

The format for the RS Workshop is focused entirely on helping you build a real action plan to hit your financial goals. It runs from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm Sunday (April 19th).

This conference will focus on three major components of your plan. A few of the topics covered for each include:

PROFIT CENTERS & PRICING

Understanding Gross Profit, Top 10 Profit Centers, How to Develop a Competitive Pricing Strategy, The 2-Minute Advantage, Upselling, Cross Selling & Educating and Turning Drop-Offs Into Dollars.

MARKETING, ADVERTISING & SALES

Marketing & Advertising, How to Write a Press Release, Social Media, Guerilla Marketing and Direct Mail Marketing

STORE OPERATIONS

The Best Retail Product Mix, Merchandising - Dress Your Store For Success, Setting Your Point-of-Sale for Maximum Profit, How to Re-Sign/Re-Brand Your Store, Building a Business Plan and Profit Center Analysis.


Vendor Spotlight & PBC Presentation [ SATURDAY NIGHT ]

Hosted by FedEx®, the Saturday night Vendor Spotlight & PBC Presentation is open to any and all store owners able to stop by (you DO NOT have to be registered for the RS Workshop to attend). Enjoy an evening with your peers and get some of that all important face-time with some of the industry's top vendors and suppliers.

Shipping Provided by YouCrate

Additional vendors and suppliers will be added weekly.


PRE-EVENT TRAINING ** Not Included With the RS Workshop**

[ Thursday, Friday & Saturday ]

For those of you who are looking to improve your industry knowledge base, come early and take advantage of the RS Academy Professional Skills Certification classes prior to the event.

RS Academy Certification Training

PBC & Premium Member Price: $60/Class*
Premium Member Price: $80/Class
Basic Member Price: $100/Class

NOTE: Pricing is per person per class.

The most successful store operators in the industry understand that Retail Shipping is not a simple business. There are literally tens of thousands of rules, regulations, best business practices and details that you must know before you can represent yourself as a real expert. Quality training and education for you and your staff is an absolute necessity. The following courses will be offered at the RS Workshop – Dallas.

THURSDAY – April 16th
  • Packing 101: Packing Essentials — 1:00p to 5:00p
FRIDAY - April 17th
  • Shipping 101: Domestic Shipping — 8:30a to 12:00p
  • Operations 101: Outstanding Customer Service — 1:00p to 5:00p
SATURDAY - April 18th
  • Operations 102: Commercial Mail Receiving Agent (CMRA) — 8:30a to 12:00p
  • Shipping 102: International Shipping — 1:00p to 5:00p

 

* Attendees that are approved as PackageHub Business Centers™ by 7/31/2020 will receive a $20 refund for each certification class purchased.

Schedule of Events

 

RS Workshop - Sunday, April 19th

 

6:00a - 8:00a
Breakfast on your own

Enjoy a FREE hot breakfast in the hotel lobby. — (Only for Hotel Guests)

 
8:00a - 8:30a
Workshop Welcome & Agenda Review

Conference Overview, Industry Update and Creating Your Action Plan.

 
8:30a - 10:15a
Profit Centers & Pricing

Understanding Gross Profit, Top 10 Profit Centers, How to Develop a Competitive Pricing Strategy, The 2-Minute Advantage, Upselling, Cross Selling & Educating and Turning Drop-Offs Into Dollars.

 
10:30a - 12:00p
Marketing & Advertising

Marketing & Advertising, How to Write a Press Release, Social Media, Guerilla Marketing and Direct Mail Marketing

 
12:00p - 1:00p
Lunch Sponsored By PostalMate

Re-fuel for the afternoon sessions and get to know your peers. This is a great opportunity to network and chat with all the other store owners in attendance, as well as visit with the vendors and suppliers to get your questions answered directly from the source.

 
1:00p - 2:15p
Sales

Marketing & Advertising, How to Write a Press Release, Social Media, Guerilla Marketing and Direct Mail Marketing

 
2:30p - 4:30p
Store Operations

The Best Retail Product Mix, Merchandising - Dress Your Store For Success, Setting Your Point-of-Sale for Maximum Profit, How to Re-Sign/Re-Brand Your Store, Building a Business Plan and Profit Center Analysis.

 
4:30p - 5:00p
Event Wrap-Up

Review of the day's sessions and setting up an Action Plan.

 
 

Pre-Event Training

Thursday – April 16
1:00p - 5:00p
Packing 101: Packing Essentials

This class covers both the science and rules; containers, packaging/cushioning materials and how to use the "right" one for the job, packaging techniques, sealing, carrier rules, and tricks of the trade that will make you a true packaging expert.

 
Friday – April 17
8:30a - 12:00p
Shipping 101: Domestic Shipping

Designed for new store owners and staff, this course covers the basics and the essential rules, requirements, science, and best practices for small package shipping in the United States.

 
12:00p - 1:00p
Lunch Sponsored By FotoZoomer

Re-fuel for an afternoon of training and get to know your peers. This is a great opportunity to network and chat with all the other store owners in attendance, as well as visit with the vendors and suppliers to get your questions answered directly from the source.

 
1:00p - 5:00p
Operations 101: Outstanding Customer Service

This course is designed to help develop industry-specific, superior customer service skills. Learn about positive language, relationship building, and why customer service is more than just a smile.

 
Saturday – April 18
8:30a - 12:00p
Operations 102: Commercial Mail Receiving Agent (CMRA)

If postal services are a part of your product mix, the United States Postal Service plays a vital role in your day-to-day operation. As a regulator, the USPS requires compliance with the rules and regulations imposed on private mailbox rental services through the Commercial Mail Receiving Agent (CMRA) program.

 
12:00p - 1:00p
Lunch Sponsored By Refund Retriever

Re-fuel for an afternoon of training and get to know your peers. This is a great opportunity to network and chat with all the other store owners in attendance, as well as visit with the vendors and suppliers to get your questions answered directly from the source.

 
1:00p - 5:00p
Shipping 102: International Shipping

International shipping is a substantial profit center for retail shipping centers, but remembering every detail, procedure, and regulation can be a challenge. Rules and services can change every day - and knowing how to adjust to those changes can mean the difference between great profits and great losses!

 
6:00p - 9:00p
Vendor Spotlight & PBC Presentation
( FREE to Attend, Registration Required)

Hosted by FedEx®, the Saturday night Vendor Spotlight & PBC Presentation is open to any and all store owners able to stop by (you DO NOT have to be registered for the RS Workshop to attend). Enjoy an evening with your peers and get some of that all important face-time with some of the industry's top vendors and suppliers.

 

NOTE: All classes, breakouts and times are subject to change.

Holiday Inn Richardson

1655 North Central Expressway | Richardson, TX| 75080
PH: (800) 760-7718| WEB: www.HolidayInnRichardson.com

The best of North-Dallas...

One of the Best North Dallas Hotels – the Holiday Inn Dallas-Richardson. Stay productive with free Wi-Fi Internet access and business center. DFW Airport is 25 miles, and HWY 75 makes the Dallas Convention Center and downtown Dallas 30 minutes away. The DART rail offers fast access throughout the Dallas area. Leisure guests also appreciate the convenience of our location. Shoppers love that our hotel's near five different malls, including North Park, the Galleria, and Allen Outlet. From the lobby's marble floors to plush pillow-top mattresses in each room, our hotel's accommodations in Richardson, TX promise to make you feel right at home.

PARKING: FREE
WI-FI: FREE

 

Room Reservations

Discount room rates end on APRIL 9TH. To reserve a room, click on the button below, and use the promo code "RSS" when prompted.

$89

PER NIGHT