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RS Expo Presents – "A Slice Of Expo"
The October Digital Event Was a Success!

This event brought together the key carriers, vendors/suppliers and subject-matter experts in the industry in an online forum — A first for the Retail Shippers Expo. Attendees were treated to a series of dynamic speakers, new profit center presentations and were the first to hear the details about "the BIG Deal"! All A Slice of Expo sessions were recorded and will be available in their entirety soon. However, we have already made available SESSION 02 (Address by Satish Jindel) and SESSION 06 (The BIG Announcement by Brandon Gale). Scroll down to watch the vidoes.
 

 

WHAT IS “A SLICE OF EXPO”?

Since we were unable to host attendees and exhibitors at the postponed 2021 RS Expo & Trade Show, we decided to give all RSA Members A SLICE OF EXPOa digital event that encompassed a small slice of what the RS Expo has to offer!

Here’s what A Slice of Expo offered!

  • Keynote/Featured Speaker Addresses
  • Meet the RS Council
  • Platinum Sponsor Messages
  • Trade Show Spotlights
  • AND MORE!

(View the Agenda tab for complete details on what was covered)


SUNDAY AFTERNOON - OCTOBER 17TH

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

from PackageHub Business Centers®

Perhaps the most important aspect of this digital event was the exciting and highly anticipated PackageHub Business Centers® (PBC) announcements, previously teased in State-of-the-Hub episodes! Even if you couldn't make the event, you can't afford to miss watching the video of this game-changing announcement!


WATCH THE RECORDING

SESSION 02

Address From Satish Jindel
President, Shipmatrix

There are few people in the transportation industry better suited to explain the rapidly-changing landscape and what it means to Retail Shipping Store owners and the PackageHub® network. Satish illustrates where both the risks and the opportunities exist within the parcel transportation universe and shows where and how we, as an industry, need to adapt in order to take full advantage. This your opportunity to hear directly from one of the world’s leading experts.

SESSION 06

UPS Announcement From Brandon Gale
President, RS Associates & PackageHub®

Perhaps the most important aspect of the Slice of Expo was the exciting and highly anticipated PackageHub Business Centers® (PBC) announcement that ALL PackageHub® locations will now be eligible to become UPS Authorized Shipping Outlets (ASO). This "BIG Deal" has been more that 2 years in the making and we are proud to finally share it with you.

 
A Slice Of Expo
Schedule of events

NOTE: All Event Times are Central Time Zone

Saturday | October 16th
Session 01
2:00P - 2:10P
Welcome to A Slice of Expo! [ LIVE ] 

Brandon Gale, President of Retail Shipping Associates & PackageHub Business Centers® invites all RSA and PBC members to take part in A Slice of Expo!

 
2:10P - 2:20P
A Message from our Platinum Sponsors[ LIVE ] 

Hear from our 2021 Platinum Sponsors FedEx, PostalMate, ShipRite, and Pitney Bowes

 
2:20P - 2:45P
Featured Speaker: Casey Adams – Visible Supply Chain Management[ LIVE ] 

This year, we are honored to have Casey Adams, President of Visible Supply Chain Management, as one of our Featured Speakers to share with us his views on business opportunities, marketing strategies and the future of PostalMate.

 
2:45P - 2:50P
Session Wrap-up[ LIVE ] 

A few words from RSA President, Brandon Gale.

 

Session 02
3:10P - 3:50P
Featured Speaker: Satish Jindel – ShipMatrix[ LIVE W/ Q&A ] 

Returning speaker, Satish Jindel, President of ShipMatrix, will reflect on the retail shipping industry since we last heard from him in 2018 and provide his insight on where the industry is headed and how PackageHub® is a part of that future. Immediately following the presentation, Satish will be taking your questions LIVE.

 
3:50P - 3:55P
Session Wrap-up[ LIVE ] 

A few words from RSA President, Brandon Gale.

 

Session 03
4:05P - 5:15P
RS Platinum Sponsor: FotoZoomer[ LIVE ] 

Tune in to find out how adding large format printing to your store can add $$$$ to your bottom line.

 
5:15P - 5:35P
RS Platinum Sponsor: Pitney Bowes 

Hear from Pitney Bowes a 2021 Platinum Sponsor.

 
5:35P - 5:45P
Session Wrap-up[ LIVE ] 

A few words from RSA President, Brandon Gale.

 
Sunday | October 17th
Session 04
2:00P - 2:20P
Welcome to Day Two & Meet The RS Advisory Council[ LIVE ] 

Meet the country-wide retail shipping representatives that make up the RSA Advisory Council! The RS Council is a committee of dedicated and experienced store owner/operators from around the country who give insight, critique, and counsel to the RSA management team.

 
 
2:20P - 3:25P
NEW National Supplier Program for PBC & RSA Members: RJ Young[ LIVE ] 

New national program from a key provider in the print-for-pay and services industry. Exclusive pricing for the PBC Network.

 
3:25P - 3:30P
Session Wrap-up[ LIVE ] 

A few words from RSA President, Brandon Gale.

 

Session 05
3:50P - 5:00P
Featured Speaker: Tony Wright – Wright IMC[ LIVE W/ Q&A ] 

From Search Engine Optimization to Search Engine Marketing, industry expert Tony Wright CEO of Wright IMC, will share with you the secrets to a successful, and ultimately profitable, online presence for your business. Take good notes and make a list of your questions as Tony will be hosting a Question-and-Answer session immediately following his presentation.

 
5:00P - 5:05P
Session Wrap-up[ LIVE ] 

A few words from RSA President, Brandon Gale.

 

Session 06
5:25P - 5:35P
A Special Message From UPS[ LIVE ] 

A major announcement from UPS by AYANA GREEN, Vice PresidentSmall Business Strategy and Revenue Channels.

 
5:35P - 6:30P
State of the Industry & State of the Hub Special [ LIVE ] 

Wrapping up our digital event, Brandon Gale, President of RSA & PBC invites everyone to listen in on his State Of The Industry address and big announcements in this State Of The Hub Special

In his address, Brandon will remark on industry topics, including the upcoming 2022 RS Expo & Trade Show. Perhaps the most important aspect of this address will be the exciting and highly anticipated PackageHub Business Centers® (PBC) announcements, previously teased in State of the Hub episodes!

This State of the Hub Special is a must-watch for ALL participants.

 

Note: All times and events are subject to change.

A Slice Of Expo
Featured Speakers

When we look for featured speakers for the RS Expo, we consider several factors, such as: the current needs of the modern retail shipper, the state of the industry, and what the future, near and far, will bring.

Because their messages are timely and relevant, it only makes sense to hear what they have to say now, rather than waiting till the 2022 RS Expo.

Having already announced the highly anticipated 2021 RS Expo featured speakers, we are pleased to inform you that we will be hearing from these same speakers during the Slice of Expo digital event! We are honored to have Casey Adams, President of VisibleSCM, Tony Wright, CEO of WrightIMC, and Brandon Gale, President of Retail Shipping Associates & PackageHub as our Featured Speakers to share with us their views on business opportunities and marketing strategies.

Available to everyone, our RS Expo / A Slice of Expo speaker addresses will continue as planned via on-demand virtual access—don’t forget to tune in and hear what these industry authorities have to say about the present and future of the transportation & logistics industry!

(View the Agenda for all publication dates and times.)


 

Here's who we have in store for you...

Casey Adams

PresidentVisible Supply Chain Management

Most recently recognized as the recipient awarded with a place on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2021 Pros to Know list for his leadership capabilities during a time of unprecedented growth in the transportation and logistics industry, Casey Adams will be speaking on: Revenue Opportunities in the New Package Economy.

(VisibleSCM is the parent company of PostalMate®.)


 

Tony Wright

CEOWrightIMC

With extensive experience in crisis communication, brand reputation strategies, online media strategies, public relations, and other interactive marketing projects, Tony Wright has been recognized for awards locally and nationally, including the Excellence in Interactive Marketing Award, the Katie Awards, Webawards, and the PRweek awards. Tony will be speaking on: Digital Marketing – Creating Results Nationally & Locally.


 

Brandon Gale

PresidentRS Associates & PackageHub®

Entering the transportation and logistics industry in 1984 as a retail shipping store owner/operator, Brandon Gale grew his single store operation into a 38-store chain of licensed and corporate centers. After serving as president of Associated Mail & Parcel Centers [2003-2007], he co-founded Retail Shipping Associates, the industry’s largest retail shipping trade organization. In 2020, he officially established PackageHub Business Centers, a nontraditional franchise for retail shipping centers. With his diverse range of industry experience and knowledge, Brandon will be speaking on: State of the Industry.

Closing Address, A State of the Hub Special

Wrapping up our digital event, Brandon Gale, President of RSA & PBC invites everyone to listen in on his closing remarks (and big announcements) in this State of the Hub Special!

In his address, Brandon will remark on industry topics—such as the upcoming 2022 RS Expo & Trade Show. Perhaps the most important aspect of this address will be the exciting and highly anticipated PackageHub Business Centers® (PBC) announcements, previously teased in State of the Hub episodes.

A Slice of Expo will conclude with all the big news—this State of the Hub Special is a must-watch for ALL virtual participants.


Satish Jindel

PresidentShipMatrix

There are few people in the transportation industry better suited to explain the rapidly-changing landscape and what it means to Retail Shipping Store owners. Satish will illustrate where both the risks and the opportunities exist within the parcel transportation universe and show where and how we, as an industry, need to adapt in order to take full advantage. The opportunity to hear directly from one of the world’s leading experts is rare—and only RS Expo All Access Pass holders will have this distinct opportunity. Satish will be speaking on: TBD.


 
A Slice Of Expo
Trade Show Spotlight Webinars

Tune in when you’re ready to watch! These on-demand Trade Show Spotlights are recorded presentations from your favorite expo-going industry partners and suppliers! Find out what’s new, what special promotions they have, and more!


PostalMate

PC Synergy is the leading supplier of automation to the retail shipping industry. PC Synergy offers more features to assist at every level of the retail shipping business. PostalMate® is a comprehensive yet easy to use solution, providing automation for shipping DHL, FedEx, UPS and USPS. Included with PostalMate® is a complete point-of-sale, accounts receivable and mailbox management system.

PH:800-485-6901 | WEB: www.pcsynergy.com | EMAIL: sales@pcsynergy.com

Additional Resources

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FotoZoomer

FotoZoomer systems print professional-quality indoor and outdoor banners, poster-size calendars, canvas portraits, signage, photo enlargements, magnet backed prints, and more.

PH:702-485-4421 | WEB: www.fotozoomer.com | EMAIL: sales@fotozoomer.com

 

iPostal1

Now your customers can manage their postal mail & packages online, 24/7 from anywhere, with Digital Mailbox service from iPostal1. Tap into a huge new market for your store’s services. Add more mailbox rentals. Grow your revenues. Create more loyal customers. Expand your geographic reach. Defend against competition.

PH:845-579-5772 | WEB: www.uszoom.com | EMAIL: sales@ipostal1.com

Additional Resources

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Anytime Mailbox

Anytime Mailbox is a white-label, digital mailbox software platform for postal & shipping operators. You have full control of your service plans including the fees you charge your customers. Your digital mailbox web portal, customer invoicing and mobile app are fully branded with your company logo. There are zero upfront expenses.  Simple flat-rate pricing model, free training, we can invoice your customers on your behalf at no charge and we market your location via our global marketing campaigns. We are your partner, not your vendor. Ask us for a free demo account today!

PH: 866-444-8417 | WEB: www.anytimemailbox.com | EMAIL: sales@anytimemailbox.com

 

Jackson Marking Products

JMP provides rubber stamp equipment and services. Use our Brother Stampcreator Pro System to make pre-inked stamps for your customers in just three minutes while turning $9 in materials into a $25 sale. Fast, clean, simple and fun! Great service and support have made us Brother’s #1 Stampcreator distributor in the USA. We also provide custom stamp and engraving services including quick turn-around and a full 50% discount on most items.

PH:800-782-6722 | WEB: www.rubber-stamp.com | EMAIL: jmp@rubber-stamp.com

Additional Resources

Show Promo | Flyer


Kobis.com

Kobis.com is a distributor of personalization equipment and supplies, and an Authorized Reseller for DNP, Roland, and other leading manufacturers. We specialize in Digital Photography solutions, including the New DNP IDW500 Passport and ID system, and DNP SL620A Snaplab+ Photo Kiosk System. If you are ready to upgrade your current equipment, or add these profitable solutions to your store, visit us at the Orlando RSA Expo for a live demo.

PH:800-781-8002 | WEB: www.kobisonline.com | EMAIL: sales@kobis.com

 

PMTools

We create software for small business. PMTools has more than 65 profit and power tools for PostalMate users. PIMMS sends out emails and texts to notify your customers of mail and package deliveries. Our Computer Rental app makes money from renting computer, internet use and prints. Computer Rental is available for any type of store. Our QuickBooks app converts your sales info to QuickBooks desktop daily journal entries. See VSoftwareTools.com for a list of guaranteed tools to help your store work smarter and faster.

PH: 800.778.4078 | WEB: www.vsoftwaretools.com

 

Refund Retriever

Refund Retriever monitors your FedEx and UPS to ensure you’re not losing money. Our easyto- set-up and use services, monitors your invoices, shipping disputes and any expenses billed to your shipping account... automatically disputing late packages and other billing mistakes. Damaged, missing packages and other reports are included for FREE. Best part? Refund Retriever is strictly 100% performance based. You’re never charged unless we confirm refund credits on your FedEx or UPS accounts.

PH:(800) 441-8085 | WEB: www.refundretriever.com

 

ShipRite

ShipRite™ began selling its software in 1997. At that time, and for the following 4 years, ShipRite’s™ Global Connect, proudly held the title of the ONLY Windows software with shipping and POS for mail & parcel Centers. ShipRite’s™ customers included independents as well as other franchises such as the Mail Boxes, Etc and Airborne (now DHL.)

PH:315-733-6191 | WEB: www.shipritesoftware.com | EMAIL: info@shipritesoftware.com

 

SmashDiscount

Like most business owners, we're always looking at trends and how we can increase revenue in our retail stores - So we created two mobile accessory displays to use in our off campus bookstore - the results were impactful and immediate. Based on that success, we dialed-in our supply chain and product line to offer our displays to other businesses.

PH: 610-873-4010 | WEB: www.Smashdiscount.com | EMAIL: info@smashdiscount.com

Additional Resources

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SupplySide USA

With years of experience working with thousands of parcel shipping centers, Supply Side USA can help you meet your retail goals. Take the guesswork out of retailing by providing fast-selling products, including locks, packing tape, protective products, boxes, decorative shipping and impulse items.

PH:800-284-7357 | WEB: www.supplysideusa.com | EMAIL: sales@supplysideusa.com

 

Jillson & Roberts

Jillson & Roberts offers the best & most fashion forward designs of decorative mailing products to cover every occasion. As a leader in the social expression industry, we offer a full line of gift wrap, tote bags, tissue, ribbon, bows, etc…. So how can we help you? Only our BEST SELLING designs are used for our decorative mailing products. That means, you already have a proven sales history when you offer our designs to your customers! That is a huge advantage that will help give your sales a boost while also adding lots of color and fun to your center.

PH: 800-782-6722 | WEB: www.jillsonroberts.com | EMAIL: cs@JillsonRoberts.com

 

PictaMail

Pictamail evolves your physical mailboxes to meet the challenges of a digital world. This solution provides a mail management system that can help monetize incoming parcels along with upcoming PBC's PUDO setup. The easy and compatible PictaMail also provides you an ability to offer your own digital mailbox service.

PH: 214.509.8409 | WEB: pictamail.com

 

Prosperous Internet Marketing

Prosperous Internet Marketing is a full-service national online marketing agency based out of beautiful Pensacola Florida. As both a Google Partner and a DigitalMarketer Certified Partner, we have the knowledge and resources to help our clients with their online marketing needs. We specialize in Website Development, Search Engine Marketing, Pay Per Click Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Reputation Marketing and Call Tracking services. Our philosophy is simple, deliver verifiable results for the client.

PH:850-542-9009 | WEB: www.ProsperousIM.com/ship

 

Quilling Card

Greeting cards and gifts all handcrafted using the ancient paper art form of quilling; the art of rolling coiling and shaping strips of paper to create cohesive three-dimensional designs. Certified Fair Trade Federation Member. Don't just send a card, send art!

PH:508-405-2888 | WEB: www.QuillingCard.com | EMAIL: Info@QuillingCard.com

Additional Resources

Helpful Links


RJ Young

With a footprint throughout the Southeast, RJ Young is an industry leader providing technology solutions that power your business. We help small to enterprise-level organizations transition into modern workplaces and increase productivity with comprehensive managed IT solutions, office equipment and technology, business process outsourcing and digital communications.

PH:800-347-1955 | WEB: www.rjyoung.com | EMAIL: info@rjyoung.com

 

The Perfect Shipping

Our Self-Service Shipping kiosk will help you reduce costs, free-up counter time to provide other services, or expand to new locations at a fraction of the cost of a traditional store. SEND vastly reduces training time, and virtually eliminates surcharges and regulatory issues. Your clients will love sending a domestic or international package in less than two minutes. SEND is patented and NTEP certified for retail shipping. Self-Service is evidently exploding in every other industry. SEND’s innovative technology makes Self-Service possible and profitable in your business! Ask for a virtual demo! Dallas store? Ask about our pre-expo promotion!

PH:786-265-9418 | WEB: www.theperfectshipping.com | EMAIL: sales@theperfectshipping.com

 
RS Expo Presents – "A Slice Of Expo"
Session Recordings

If were unable to attend the LIVE A Slice of Expo event, all sessions were recorded and are available below.


SESSION 01

Platinum Sponsors & Casey Adams
Casey Adams – CEO, Visible Supply Chain Management

Opening remarks and a Welcome message from RSA & PBC President, Brandon Gale, followed by brief messages to the entire RSA membership from FedEx, PostalMate, & ShipRite, RS Expo Platinum Sponsors. After which, Brandon introduces us to our first featured speaker, Casey Adams, President of Visible Supply Chain Management. Casey shares with us his views on business opportunities, marketing strategies, and the future of PostalMate.


SESSION 02

Address From Satish Jindel
Satish Jindel – President, Shipmatrix

There are few people in the transportation industry better suited to explain the rapidly-changing landscape and what it means to Retail Shipping Store owners and the PackageHub® network. Satish illustrates where both the risks and the opportunities exist within the parcel transportation universe and shows where and how we, as an industry, need to adapt in order to take full advantage. This your opportunity to hear directly from one of the world’s leading experts.


SESSION 03

FotoZoomer & Pitney Bowes
Print Solutions For Your Store & New Vendor Introduction

Eric Steadham from FotoZoomer makes printing solutions easy for beginners, and profitable for veterans. Eric proposes an exciting Print Hub concept, a way for stores who offer advanced print services to partner with stores who do not. Rick Hernandez from Pitney Bowes, an RS Expo Platinum Sponsor, takes the virtual stage and speaks in-depth about the new parcel economy and the future of retail shipping centers.


SESSION 04

RS Advisory Council & RJ Young
Meet the Council & New National Print Program

After hearing directly from members of the RS Advisory Council (store owner/operators from across the nation who represent the retail shipping community), we’ll introduce you to Timothy Podskoc from RJ Young, a technology solutions partner. They are introducing a new national program and exclusive pricing for RSA Members and the PBC Network.


SESSION 05

Internet Marketing Guru Tony Wright
Tony Wright – CEO, Wright IMC

Having worked directly with Retail Shipping Associates and PackageHub Business Centers® (PBC) for almost a year, Tony Wright at WrightIMC (an internet marketing company), is the best source to learn about building SEO websites and promoting your business on both a national and local level. Watch now and learn first-hand about the successful marketing campaigns Tony and his team have helped PBC produce!


SESSION 06

UPS Announcement From Brandon Gale
President, RS Associates & PackageHub®

Perhaps the most important aspect of the Slice of Expo was the exciting and highly anticipated PackageHub Business Centers® (PBC) announcement that ALL PackageHub® locations will now be eligible to become UPS Authorized Shipping Outlets (ASO). This "BIG Deal" has been more that 2 years in the making and we are proud to finally share it with you.