Shop! Environments Association, the global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences, has introduced new professional services designed to improve business operations and deliver time- and cost-savings to members. Part of a suite of new business service offerings for 2019, association members can take advantage of two programs to help price their offerings more competitively and reduce their energy expenses.
Shop! has negotiated partner relationships for these new business services, adding to a long list of exclusive Shop!-member benefits that include a GlobalShop booth space discount, proprietary industry reports, free webinars, networking events, and industry marketing opportunities.
“After listening to the needs of our different member types, we sought out services that fit well with the companies in our membership,” says Scott Savodnik, Shop! director of membership. “Each service offers a unique way for businesses to add to the bottom line by reducing expenses.”
Shop! members can take advantage of one or both of the services, which will roll out individually in May:
- ProPurchaser—The ProPurchaser.com website provides access to real-time data on raw material, commodity, and country-of-origin pricing. This knowledge enables members—particularly fixture manufacturers, POP producers, and component suppliers—to negotiate with suppliers more skillfully and price their products more competitively. Shop! members receive an annual fee discount.
- APPI Energy—For members in deregulated energy states, APPI experts can simplify a complex process and help members negotiate savings and manage ongoing energy costs. Consulting services provide members with a substantive plan to reduce the cost of energy expenses, including electricity and natural gas, and identify credits for using renewable energy and carbon offsets. No upfront cost to association members.