RS Supplier Program

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Program Overview

As an industry trade association, RS Associates fulfills multiple roles for our members. One of the more important aspects of what we do is connecting our members with the vendors and suppliers who provide the products and services that are essential in a successful retail model.

RSA views this responsibility as a two-way street. Our members need easy access to proven suppliers, and suppliers need efficient, and effective access to the large buying group our members represent.

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RS Premium Supplier

These suppliers have been fully vetted by RSA and we stand behind their products, service and support. Additionally, RS Premium Suppliers offer a “Premium Advantage” to all RSA Premium Members. The Premium Advantage guarantees best-in-category pricing, service, or support exclusively to RSA Premium Members.

RS Basic Supplier

These suppliers have also been vetted by RSA and have established history of providing products and service to our members. RS Basic Suppliers typically participate in advertising, promotion, training and events for the retail shipping community.

RS Reference Supplier

RSA has identified suppliers who have products or services that may fit into your model or other members have done business with.

You name it, we probably have a supplier who provides it.

Are you looking for a special packaging container? Where to buy tape guns at wholesale prices? How about point-of-sale software or hardware? Digital fingerprint equipment, signage, labels, mailboxes, supplies, envelopes?

We’ve created a dynamic, product and word-searchable database of practically any supplier you might need, so there’s no reason for you to waste time searching elsewhere. And our RS Premium Suppliers give our RS Premium Members the guaranteed best pricing in the industry, so you don’t have to worry about negotiating—we’ve already done that on behalf of our 7,000+ Members.

Consider the RS Supplier Program as your one-stop shopping resource for all things related to retail shipping, etc.

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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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Anytime Mailbox

The Anytime Mailbox software platform is recognized as the postal ecosystem's leading private-labeled, cloud-based virtual mailbox technology. An expanding base of multi-national postal & business centers and coworking networks select Anytime Mailbox as their preferred partner for domestic and international virtual mailbox service offerings. 

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Avanti Press

Avanti Press has entertained the world with feel good funny greeting cards for over 40 years. The company offers 3 unique looks from its Avanti, A*Press and America brands and is dedicated to constant innovation in both content and product quality, 100% Made in USA. With a proven track record serving the mail and packaging retail industry, the Avanti Press display program delivers a high margin, world class product with generous benefits – including free display, free freight, exchanges, and in-store service in all 50 states.

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Our app connects people to their local shipping store, and enable shipping store to meet consumer shipping needs on-demand and without hassle. Offer Pick-Up Services for Your Drop-Off Customers.

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Chubb is the world’s largest publicly-traded property and casualty insurance group of companies serving consumers and companies of all sizes with traditional and specialty insurance products and industry-leading claims and risk engineering services.  

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DHL Express

DHL Express is the world’s leading international express services provider. As the “Specialists in International”, DHL meets the growing demands of U.S. exporters and importers. Over 10,000 Certified International Specialists in the U.S. are connecting people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade.

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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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HexcelPack manufactures all-paper packaging solutions with outstanding protection for wrapping and void-fill applications. In addition we offer highly protective mailing envelopes. Our products are completely curbside recyclable and sustainable. HexcelWrap does not require tape and is typically 3 times faster than bubble to pack. Hexafil, our void fill, is highly protective and easy to use. Our customers see damage rates plummet. We offer a variety of dispensing methods to fit your packing environment.

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Partner with the #1 Digital Mailbox service worldwide to gain more new virtual mailbox customers and create a new recurring revenue stream. Our industry-leading technology will save you time and money to maximize profit. Free training and no cost to get started.

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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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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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Jillson & Roberts

Jillson & Roberts offers a complete collection of carrier approved Decorative Envelopes & Boxes. Their wonderful designs have made J&R the top choice for thousands of mailing centers across the USA. Your customers will appreciate their high quality and large selection of best selling designs blanketing any event, holiday, or occasion.

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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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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 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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PCS VoIP, Inc.

As a nationwide telecommunications provider, PCS VoIP understands that businesses face increasing budgetary constraints. Our passion is helping our customers to reduce operating costs while reaching higher standards of productivity through our products and services.

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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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PictaMail is a white label, all-inclusive mobile solution that helps CMRAs attract more profit while providing their mailbox customers with an improved experience. The service notifies customers when packages and mail arrive, using blazingly fast OCR technology to process hundreds of mail items in minutes. It also offers a package management system that allows for package size and storage history, along with an e-signature checkout process.

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PostScan Mail

Are you ready to join one of the fastest growing virtual mailbox rental companies in the US? Look no further than PostScan Mail, bringing you a state-of-art virtual mailroom solution that you can use to offer virtual mailbox services to the general public. But wait, there's more, not only is PostScan Mail a software but it is also an online platform that you can use to gain additional visibility and foot traffic for customers searching for virtual mailbox services.

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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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RJ Young

Whether it’s office technology like copiers and printers, managed IT services, smart security devices, or digital communication tools, RJ Young has you covered. We’re here to help you transition your existing workplace into the modern office. A modern office needs to be smart. It must integrate technology as a business advantage. Meaning, it must make employees’ day-to-day processes easier, faster, and more sophisticated. All to improve efficiency and outcomes. That’s where RJ Young comes in. We’re your one-stop for technology solutions that power your business.

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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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ShipRite Software

ShipRite™ Software is the leading developer of Point of Sale systems for the retail shipping industry. Our flagship product, ShipRite™ Global Connect, is used in retail shipping centers throughout the U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands. ShipRite Global Connect™ is in use in many different types of retail shipping outlets:

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Shred America

Shred America was founded on the premise of being the premier on-site document destruction company in every state area we service! We’ve combined best practices, and are implementing and enhancing a proven shredding industry business model promoting the highest quality customer satisfaction and simple solutions to fit your needs.

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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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With over 10,000 different quality products and 20 years in the industry, uBoxes’ offer the best items and all at affordable prices. From Boxes, Bubble cushioning, Plastic Totes, Moving Pads, Stretch Wrap, tape, mailers and so much more, we have the essentials to safeguard your customers' items to help prevent damage during transit along with the ability to ship products across the entire country in only 2-3 days, we offer our customers with excellent service.

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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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Becoming an RS Supplier

The Retail Shipping industry has become a staple of the US retail landscape. With over $3 billion in annual sales, approximately 11,000 locations, both independent and franchised in all 50 states provide easy and convenient access to a wide range of products and services to the general population. Small businesses account for 70%+ of sales, with 30% coming from non-commercial customers and/or occasional shippers.

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Marketing Capabilities

RSA uses multi-modal resources to communicate with the entire industry on marketing, strategic, and sales messaging:

Retail Shipping News magazine (RS News)

Full color trade publication distributed subscription-free to over 10,000 store locations bi-monthly. RS News combines industry-specific content, news, and editorials with carrier and vendor advertising. In addition to traditional advertising, a “ride-along” option allows a vendor to send a catalog, sales brochure, or promotional piece with every copy via poly-bag insert.

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The most comprehensive one-stop resource for Retail Shippers, providing information, training, supplier access and industry news. A full-feature online community ensures constant and recurring member visits to the site. Banner ads* help to keep your brand in a top-of-mind position with site visitors.

HTML Email Blast

Scheduled and as-needed graphic-rich email messaging.

RS Expo & Tradeshow

The industry’s largest trade show provides valuable face-time with prospects and existing customers.

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RS Academy Certification Training

Self-study, live, and online training are available to RS Members. Vendor and carrier relations and intertwined throughout.

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RS Workshop Weekend

RSA hosts regional Workshop Weekends which are mini-conventions that accommodate members who cannot travel to the annual RS Expo. Vendors and suppliers can attend and present during the workshops.

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Direct Mail Marketing

For a more one-on-one approach, vendors can contract with RSA to send direct mail marketing to all RSA Members and prospects.

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LIVE Webinars

RSA hosts webinars on a variety of subjects. Vendors are encouraged to utilize our webinar network to present their product or service to RSA Members.

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In summary, there is simply no better way to market and promote your product or service to the Retail Shipping community. Efficient, effective, and pervasive—the perfect combination. Apply to become an RSA Supplier today.

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