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RIA associate members are extended a special invitation to be part of our organization, and are essentially strategic partners. Associates are vetted on the basis of providing exclusive services or discounts to retail and/or brand members. They represent a wide variety of business services, each offering something unique that helps support our member businesses.

RICS Software

RICS provides a modern POS, integrated payment processing, smart product catalogs, best-in-class inventory management, and powerful reporting to help you move more inventory. RICS recently launc...


Lightspeed is more than a POS—it’s the center of your business, online and in store.

Sports Marketing Surveys

Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) is an agile research agency with global reach and 35 years’ experience. Our full range of quantitative and qualitative approaches provides comprehensive analysis in m...

Drive Social Media

We use real information about your business and your customers to create custom paid social media campaigns that are optimized for sales. We analyze your data to learn who your customer is, why the...


Harbortouch is a leading business technology company and pioneer of the POS-as-a-Service business model. We offer a revolutionary free equipment program that delivers best-in-class POS systems with...

Running Industry Diversity Coalition

Create a more equitable and inclusive running industry where race, religion, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status, socioeconomic status, and ability do not serve as barriers for full enjo...
Business Services, Training


Promoboxx believes in retailers. We believe that if you provide marketing support to your independents, they’ll transform into your best local advertisers. We believe that by aligning with your ret...

Blaze Partners

Welcome to Blaze — where advertising agency meets business consultancy and the resulting strategies deliver success. Here, powerful ideas come to life — grounded in research and consumer insights a...

Run Free Project

The ultimate automated e-commerce solutions for run specialty retailers. Automatically syncs bi-directionally with RICS, Heartland Retail, and Lightspeed, removing the hassle of manual order entry ...

Hobson Insurance

Specialty Insurance for Shoe Retailers Nationwide. We maximize your insurance dollar with customized policies. We have specialized in the shoe industry for over 40 years. Endorsed by multiple bu...
Business Services

Sporting Goods Business

Sporting Goods Business is a trade publication that provides news and information on the commerce of sport.

Upper Quadrant

More customers. More often. Guaranteed. Upper Quadrant is a data-driven marketing agency that delivers digital marketing, email marketing automation, and automated shopping campaigns that convert.


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3 Dots Design

3 Dots Design is a strategic retail design and visual merchandising company that aligns brands with consumer needs to create exciting and enticing retail environments.

Elastic Suite

Elastic Suite is the leading provider of globally-adopted B2B ecommerce and digital merchandising solutions, serving the unique business needs of world-class manufacturers and retailers. Learn more...

Bartold Clinical


Karnan Associates

Since 2006, we have helped specialty retailers across the U.S. run great businesses by customizing innovative strategies and ensuring optimal execution - from front of the house to back, from physi...

Fitted, Inc.

Fitted equips retailers with e-commerce and B2B solutions to provide seamless connectivity with brands and consumers. Our revolutionary digital tools provide insights to manage and grow your busine...


Saving you time and giving you a better experience, Captyn is a user-friendly scheduling system for running your business end-to-end. Manage your events, classes, lessons, camps, & clinics in one m...

Parcel Management Group

PMG is a freight consulting firm focused solely on reducing your shipping cost for small package and LTL freight. We charge no up-front or hourly fees - PMG must deliver new cost savings or our ser...

Sports Insight

Sports Insight is a leading trade publication serving the sporting goods channel.

ESR Commercial

Whether you’re looking to open your first location, expand or relocate your existing location, or just have general questions about real estate, we're happy to work with you in achieving your goals...


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Omni Digital Group

Omni Digital Group was founded in 2016 to help unique companies show a glimpse of what they do and who they are too people everywhere. Through marketing we work with companies to attract awareness ...

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