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It Pays to be Premium

Why become a Premium Member? Because it pays for itself!

As a trade organization focused specifically on the retail packing and shipping industry, one of our goals is to provide a long list of benefits and resources that position our Members to succeed at the highest level. We leverage the buying power of over 7,000 members to get best-in-category pricing, products, and support from the industry's top carriers and vendors.

Premium Members receive special pricing, exclusive discounts, and first-in-line access to our entire benefits list. At a cost of only $24.95 per month (or $249 if you pay a year in advance), your Premium Membership will easily pay for itself. Following are just a few of the many ways your RS Premium Membership pays you back...

SUPPLIER DISCOUNTS

RSA has built relationships with the key carriers, vendors and service providers who sell directly to the industry. RSA represents extraordinary buying power to these providers and we negotiate pricing and discounts that you simply can't get on your own. Our RS Premium Suppliers, in particular, have been vetted by RSA to ensure they are the best-in-category. RS Premium Suppliers also achieve that status by providing guaranteed best pricing and discounts exclusively for RS Premium Members.

 
RS PROGRAMS & SERVICES

RSA has developed several profit-building programs available only to our Members; RS Freight, RS Store Websites, RS Package Insurance, RS Academy, RS Direct Mail & Print, RS Store Locator and more. If you take advantage of these programs, you will certainly raise your level of performance and profit. RS Premium Members receive special pricing and discounts on all RS programs as part of their member benefits.

 
RS ACADEMY TRAINING

RSA management has decades of experience as successful Retail Shipping store operators. We've used this experience to create the most dynamic, robust, and useful industry-specific training and tools. RS Academy presents live Certification Training classes via regional training/workshop events and the annual Retail Shippers Expo & Trade Show. These college-level certification classes cover the rules, science and best business practices on 12 industry subjects ranging from Packaging Basics to International Shipping.

Vision Alliance Network (a division of RSA) has been providing the very best Do-It-Yourself manuals, CDs and DVDs to the industry for over 14 years. We also provide webinars on a variety of topics throughout the year — available only to RSA Members. RS Premium Members receive exclusive discounts on all RSA training materials and classes.

 
INDUSTRY EVENTS

RSA produces and hosts 'live' events throughout the year that help our members enhance their business model, fine-tune their skills and get invaluable face-time with carriers, vendors, industry experts, and their peers. Regional Workshop Weekends are scheduled throughout the year, and the annual Retail Shippers Expo & Trade Show is the largest convention for the industry. Carriers, vendors, training classes, breakouts, workshops, networking, award ceremonies and parties — all part of the Expo and at a true resort destination. RS Premium Members can attend all RS Events at the Premium discounted price.

 
PREMIUM POSITIONING

As an RS Premium Member, you will receive 'first access' to all new products, services, programs and industry news. You also receive special positioning on our online store locators (RS Store Locator, RS Notary Network), on our social network, and at all live events. RS Premium Membership does have its advantages.

 

As you navigate through our website, you will find dozens of additional benefits to your membership. What should become crystal clear is that $24.95/month will return far more in value to you – if you take full advantage of what your membership provides. Join our Premium Membership Club today and start reaping the rewards we've created for you.

Premium Member Only Discounts

RS Premium Supplier Program

RS Associates has built relationships with the key carriers, vendors and service providers who sell directly to the industry. RSA represents extraordinary buying power to these providers and we negotiate pricing and discounts that you simply can’t get on your own. Our Premium Suppliers, in particular, have been vetted by RSA to ensure they are the best-in-category. Premium Suppliers also achieve that status by providing guaranteed best pricing and discounts exclusively for RSA Premium Members.

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Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI)

The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of over 25,000 distributors and suppliers throughout North America. ASI leads the industry in technology solutions, providing cloud-based e-commerce, enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). ESP Web™ is the industry’s leading tool for sourcing hundreds of thousands of products.

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Aflac

When a policyholder gets sick or hurt and is unable to work, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly five decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance.

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FotoZoomer

FotoZoomer is a walk-up, self-service, standard picture to poster-size, full color printing system. The system has the ability to print digital pictures that are stored on DVDs, CDs and standard digital camera storage media. Using a simple to use interface the customer can walk-up to the system and load their images.

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Intuit - Quickbooks

Intuit is the perfect business companion to support the needs of your small business. Our suite of software products and services enables the effortless integration of every step of your business operations for total financial management.

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it takes two

Look to it takes two for a broad line of beautifully designed, high quality greeting cards for all of life’s occasions. We pride ourselves on printing here in the U.S.A. and our friendly staff is ready to assist you with good old fashioned customer service. Our success depends on your success.

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iPostal1 – Powered By USZOOM

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.

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Jackson Marking Products

Jackson Marking Products is the nation’s largest distributor of the popular Stampcreator Pro system made by Brother. This little machine sits on a desktop and connects to any Windows® computer. The user types in the customer’s stamp information and in three minutes a high-quality, fully re-inkable pre-inked stamp is complete.

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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+ system. If you are ready to improve on your current passport system, or add this profitable solution to your store, give us a call.

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kübox

kübox is easy crating. It is specially designed to ship things that are too heavy, fragile, or valuable to ship in a corrugated cardboard box, and it’s a great choice when serving customers with higher value, higher weight shipments. College students use it to get their belongings to school. Artists love it for shipments to galleries and customers. Even more people use it to ship electronics, antiques, motors, tools and furniture.

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Lovepop

Lovepop is Boston-based startup company that makes 3D paper art greeting cards. Made from the highest quality paper, designed by Lovepop’s full time artists, and cut with lasers for maximum detail and flourish, a Lovepop card is both an experience and a keepsake.

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Mutual of Omaha

For more than 100 years, Mutual of Omaha has been one of America’s most trusted brands. Growth in financial strength over the years has helped Mutual of Omaha earn consistently high ratings from leading, independent ratings agencies and fulfill our promises to policyholders to pay benefits.

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OLSON & IVES

OLSON & IVES is 100% focused on Point-Of-Sale hardware for retail shipping centers. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and are proud of the relationships we have established with customers all over the USA. We’re located in the small mountain town of Twisp, in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. We don’t even have a stop light! But we do have a talented staff with great computer skills. Our service is what makes us different. We’ve received numerous customer service awards including “Supplier Of The Year” several years in a row.

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Package Mapping.com

PackageMapping.com, the first universal visual package tracking service, has been helping online businesses track packages for more than 8 years. Improving customer service and generating more business by keeping customers on your website.

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PC Synergy (PostalMate)

PostalMate® is a powerful shipping application used by thousands of retail shipping centers throughout the United States. PostalMate's® comprehensive rate comparison screen allows the shipper to see the date and time of delivery for packages carried via DHL, FedEx, and UPS. This information is updated in real-time to give you the most accurate information available.

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Refund Retriever

Refund Retriever monitors the packages you send to ensure you're not losing money on shipping efforts. Through our easy-to-set-up and easy-to-use services, Refund Retriever monitors your invoices, shipping disputes and any expenses billed to your shipping account... ultimately identifying if late packages have been delivered as well as if any billing mistakes have been made. Through this process, Refund Retriever then identifies what refunds you are due to be credited for and processes these to ensure you are refunded accordingly.

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Refund Technology

Since 2002, Refund Technology has saved millions of dollars for thousands of FedEx and UPS shippers. We audit for Ground, Express and International service failures and provide detailed history reporting on those items. We also offer FREE UPS non-void reports. These are by far the two most significant revenue recovery opportunities for retail shippers.

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RS Freight & Air Cargo

RS Freight & Cargo is a web-based rating/shipping engine that allows you to get real-time quotes from more than 40 freight carriers across the country—which results in rates and service you can’t get on your own. Use this tool to quote, price, and book freight—right from your PC. Start making hundreds (or thousands) of new dollars every month—with no investment but your time.

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RS Package Insurance

Properly covering your customers’ shipments for loss or damage is an integral part of the service you provide. It protects both you and your customer while representing a significant profit opportunity for your store. The best means of protecting your customers’ (and your) financial interest is to purchase full coverage package/cargo insurance.

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RS Store Website

RS Store Websites were designed by Retail Shipping Store owners for Retail Shipping Store owners. The RS Store Website development team considered hundreds of options before settling on the current template because it serves the design and function needs for the majority of our Members. We addressed your concerns for layout, graphics, color scheme, edit capability, marketing language, package tracking, coupons, customer contact and more. Your finished website will look polished and professional while giving your customers a sense of it being personalized to reflect your store.

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Shred It USA

As the world leader in paper shredding, we ensure your documents are securely destroyed. We also have a wide range of products and services designed to keep you and your information secure. On their own, our products and services offer excellent protection and value, but together they create an integrated suite that ensures your workplace, your employees, and your customers are Shred-it Protected.

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SignaPay

Processing payments has never been safer, simpler or less expensive than it is with SignaPay (formerly NextPay) as your payments partner. Accept all payments from any terminal, smartphone, tablet, computer, or POS system like PostalMate, ReSource or ShipRite. SignaPay, a leading national provider of merchant services, guarantees you will save money while receiving state-of-the-art payment products backed by outstanding customer service.

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Smash Discount

With 20+ years of experience as retail operators, we at SmashDiscount understand and appreciate the premium associated with counter space in a retail store. That’s why we created our SmashDiscount Smartphone Accessory Kits to utilize the smallest retail space, while providing the highest rate of return possible. Pack and Ship stores across the nation are creating a 125%+ ROI using our counter-based, turn-key, Smartphone Accessory Kit.

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Supplyside USA

Supply Side USA is the leading supplier of packaging, shipping, moving and storage products to the specialty retailer. We sell to over 9,000 such outlets in the USA and Canada. Our customers consider us a valuable merchandising resource and their supplier of choice.

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Swift Passport Services

Swift Passport Services is an innovative US Passport expediting service. Did you know that it can take more than 6 weeks to obtain a passport? With Swift, you can obtain a passport in as little as 8 hours. Swift turns the often complicated and daunting passport application process into a refreshingly simple and hassle-free experience. With Swift, you can count on a friendly, experienced staff of experts to help you get the job done on time so that your clients don't have to worry about missing important international trips.

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Vision Alliance Network

Vision Alliance Network (VAN) is the self-study division of RS Academy. Designed for the do-it-yourself owner, VAN has been providing training manuals, CDs and DVDs to the Retail Shipping industry for over 17 years. VAN materials are fully vetted for content accuracy and are updated annually to reflect any and all changes in shipping rules, regulations, requirements and best business practices.

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VSoftwareTools

VSoftwareTools, Inc. is a leading provider of business technology services. Our flagship product PMTools (Profit Management Tools) made us a software leader of the Mail Ship and Parcel Industry. Our business background helps our team identify relevant technology building blocks to support your small business growth and profitability. VSoftwareTools creates solutions to fit your needs, your budget and your release schedule. Our teams background experience consist of small business owners to a past with corporate technology giants bringing skills sets and knowledge to the small business entrepreneur. We pride ourselves in bringing experience and knowledge afforded normally to Fortune 500 companies to the small business at an affordable small business price.

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WeSpeakPOS

WeSpeakPOS has been a primary source for POS hardware to Mail & Parcel/Business Centers like yourself for over 20 years and is made up of a select group of folks who have an intimate working knowledge of your industry and your POS needs. We are located in Denver, CO and have thousands of storeowners, (independent stores as well as major franchise organizations) using our POS systems. It is our goal to provide you with the very best tools available and be your POS partner for many years to come.

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PREMIUM MEMBER


Monthly payment

$24.95/month – Payable by credit card or ACH

Annual payment

$249/year – A $50 Savings over Monthy plan! Payable by credit card, company check, or ACH