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TRAINING, NETWORKING AND
VENDOR PRESENTATIONS
IN Santa Ana, CA

 

HOW TO HIT THE MILLION DOLLAR MARK

Your RS Action Plan Will Help Get Your Store There!

If you’re like most of our Members, one of your many goals is hitting the “Million Dollar Store” mark. That is a high goal to aspire to, but is reachable if you have an action plan and execute that plan. Unfortunately for many stores, that “action plan” has been missing.

Start making your plans now to participate in the RS Workshop March 23-24, 2019 in Santa Ana, CA. This conference has been developed for the sole purpose of helping you build a step-by-step plan to a Million Dollar Store. RS Associates is bringing 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. Additionally, get a special "Sneak Preview" of the NEW Store Model that will be officially revealed at the 2019 RS Expo in Dallas this summer.


SANTA ANA, CA // MARCH 23RD-24TH, 2019

RS WORKSHOP [ SATURDAY AFTERNOON & 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 2:00 pm Saturday through 5:00 pm Sunday (March 23-24).

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, SEO & Store Websites, 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 Reception [ SATURDAY NIGHT ]

Hosted by PostalMate®, the Saturday night Vendor Spotlight & Networking Reception 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 All-Access Pass **

[ All-Day Friday & Saturday Morning ]

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 and the RS Academy BootCamp New Owners Seminar prior to the event.

RS BootCamp - Store Owners Seminar

Premium Member Price: $350 | Basic Member Price: $395

RS BootCamp was developed by RS Academy for both new (or soon-to-be-new) store owners and veteran operators. This program provides a comprehensive overview of what it takes to thrive in the retail shipping industry.

RS Academy - Certification Training

Premium Member Price: $80 | Basic Member Price: $100

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 – Santa Ana:

  • Packing 101 - Packing Essentials
  • Shipping 102 - International Shipping
  • Operations 102 - CMRA Mailbox Rental Mgmt. & USPS App. Shipper Program

 


All Event Shipping Provided By:

RS Workshop - Dallas Vendors

RS WORKSHOP SCHEDULE


FRIDAY | March 22nd
8:00a - 5:00p
PostalMate User Training ( Pre-Event )
Additional Fee, Separate from RS Bootcamp, RS Academy Classes and RS Workshop

Join PostalMate® for some hands-on Point-of-Sale software training from the experts.

 
8:00a - 5:00p
ShipRite User Training ( Pre-Event )

Join ShipRite® for some hands-on Point-of-Sale software training from the experts.

 
10:00a - 6:00p
RS BootCamp - Owners & Managers Seminar
( Pre-Event | Additional Fee )

RS BootCamp was developed by RS Academy for both new (or soon-to-be-new) store owners and veteran operators. This program provides a comprehensive overview of what it takes to thrive in the retail shipping industry.

For more information and a detailed description of the 8-hour course,
visit the official RS BootCamp page.

 
6:30p - 9:00p
TitleMax Reception ( FREE to Attend, Registration Required)

Meet the TitleMax team and join them for some hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while finding out how becoming a TitleMax Authorized Appraiser can add hundreds of dollars to your bottom line every month! This reception is open all store owners able to make it and DOES NOT require you to register for the RS Workshop Weekend.

 
Saturday | March 23rd
8:30a - 12:00p
RS Academy Certification Training ( Pre-Event | Additional Fee )
  • Packing 101 - Packing Essentials
  • Shipping 102 - International Shipping
  • Operations 102 - CMRA Mailbox Rental Mgmt.
 
2:00p - 3:00p
General Session

Conference Overview, Industry Update, Creating Your Plan and a special "Sneak Preview" of the NEW Store Model that will be officially revealed at the 2019 RS Expo in Dallas this summer.

 
3:00p - 6:00p
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
  • Turning Drop-Offs Into Dollars
 
6:30p - 9:00p
Vendor Spotlight & Networking Reception
( FREE to Attend, Registration Required)

Hosted by PostalMate®, the Saturday night Vendor Spotlight & Networking Reception 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.

 
Sunday | March 24th
7:00a - 8:30a
Breakfast On Your Own

A FREE breakfast will be provided by the hotel in the lobby. Grab some food and join your fellow store owners in the General Session room for some networking before the day's sessions get started.

 
8:30a - 12:00p
Saturday Re-Cap & Marketing, Advertising and Sales
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • How to Write a Press Release
  • SEO & Store Websites
  • Social Media
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Direct Mail Marketing
 
12:00p - 1:00p
Networking Lunch – Sponsored By FedEx

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 - 3:55p
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
  • Profit Center Analysis
 
4:00p - 5:00p
Event Wrap-up and YOUR RS Action Plan
 

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

Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana

1325 East Dyer Road | Santa Ana, CA | 92705
PH: (714) 241-3800| WEB: www.EmbassySuitesSantaAna.com

A Short Shuttle Ride From The Terminal...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport is a classic among Orange County hotels with comfortable accommodations and a full range of thoughtful amenities. Set just 2.5 miles from John Wayne/Orange County Airport with complimentary on demand airport transportation 5am to 9:30pm daily. This all-suite hotel is located within easy reach of Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine as well as many Orange County/Anaheim leisure and family attractions. Relax in a spacious modern two-room suite, separate bedroom and living area with sofa sleeper. Enjoy amenities such as two large HDTVs, microwave, refrigerator and free WiFi.

PARKING: $4/Day & $8/Night
WI-FI: FREE