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Benefits

Our non-profit organization provides exclusive membership benefits strategically targeted to strengthen the community and business success within our network, as well as within the Specialty Running Retail Channel as a whole.

Retail Member Benefits

  • Advocacy - We are committed to helping our Retail Members remain vibrant in their local communities. We are the ONLY organization that actively promotes and supports the Specialty Running Retail Channel.
  • Retail Dashboards - Highly detailed, downloadable business tools that allow you to better plan and manage your store inventory and cash flow.
  • Member Discounts - Reduced costs for business needs such as credit card processing and admission fees to industry events.
  • Member ListServe - A peer and industry communication tool that provides access to fellow retail members, brands and associates.
  • Market Intelligence - In partnership with associate market research firms, get data free of charge, enabling you to make smart decisions based on product and market trends.
  • Exclusive Training - Educational Webinars free of charge in partnership with our associate members. Courseware dedicated to providing on-going training on relevant tools to keep you competitive.
  • Expert Consultations and Conferences - Free of charge access to experts from various business specialties via one-on-one discussions at industry conferences and expos like The Running Event.
  • COMING SOON - Member Portal - Logon to your members-only landing page where you can read content relevant to specialty running retail, download exclusive resources and connect with other members, all in one easy to navigate area within our website. 
  • COMING SOON - Education Library - Your connection to informative articles, videos and webinars keeping you up to date on industry news. Explore, share with your staff or copy to your social media feeds.

 

  • COMING SOON - Bulletin Board - Your members-only access to product promotional materials from RIA Brand and Associate partners. View seasonal discounts and download product marketing materials from other members in our network.
  • COMING SOON - Edit Your Profile - Directly from our website, login to update contact information for you or your staff, streamlining communications between you and the RIA. Quickly do tasks like change emails and phone numbers, turn on/off ListServe and Newsletter access, and add or remove employee contacts for your company.
  • COMING SOON - Think Tank - a peer-sharing platform that will deliver even more benefits and improve communication between members. This will replace some functions of the RIA Listserve: Listserve will used be for broad communications to all members (e.g. "Attend this event"); Think Tank will serve as a members' discussion forum where you can specify which members you want to communicate with (e.g. "Hey Retailers, do any of you have this shoe?). Also within the Think Tank, you will also be able to have discussions with RIA staff and Board Members.

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Brand & Associate Member Benefits

  • Discounted Market Research - As an opt-in member benefit, take advantage of substantial discounts on market intelligence from our Associate Member partners.
  • Promotional Opportunities - Have a product launch planned? The Running Industry Association can provide support and help spread the word at the retail level.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities - Highlight your brand or company by getting involved in Running Industry Association initiatives and events designed to support the Specialty Running Retail Channel.
  • ListServe Access - A peer and industry communication tool that provides insight in to the topics and issues that are important to Retail Members.
  • Access to Industry Resources - Discounts from our Associate Members on a variety of business tools and services.
  • COMING SOON - Sales Representative Database - Connect easily to a marketing network via access our exclusive regional list of Individual Sales Representative Members and Sales Agency Members. These external resources can serve as your Brand Ambassadors, promoting your products throughout the United States. 
  • COMING SOON - Member Portal - Logon to your members-only landing page where you can read content relevant to specialty running retail, download exclusive resources and connect with other members, all in one easy to navigate area within our website.
  • COMING SOON - Education Library - Your connection to informative articles, videos and webinars keeping you up to date on industry news. Explore, share with your staff or copy to your social media feeds.
  • COMING SOON - Bulletin Board - a members-only website section with time controlled delivery of your product marketing and promotions to our Retail Members. Share seasonal discounts and upload product collateral to share with Retail Members within our network.
  • COMING SOON - Edit Your Profile - Directly from our website, login to update contact information for you or your staff, streamlining communications between you and the RIA. Quickly do tasks like change emails and phone numbers, turn on/off ListServe and Newsletter access, and add or remove employee contacts for your company.
  • COMING SOON - Think Tank - a peer-sharing platform that will deliver even more benefits and improve communication between members. This will replace some functions of the RIA Listserve: Listserve will used be for broad communications to all members (e.g. "Attend this event"); Think Tank will serve as a members' discussion forum where you can specify which members you want to communicate with (e.g. "Hey Retailers, do any of you have this shoe?). Also within the Think Tank, you will also be able to have discussions with RIA staff and Board Members.

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