Retail Merchants is partnering with local area businesses to serve as Certified Solutions Providers. These innovative companies are disrupting their industries with original solutions that help retailers. These providers include both HUSL and Blueswipe, Richmond-based companies whose missions closely align with RMA’s to serve as a resource to help local retailers thrive.



Blueswipe is the company behind payment processing for small and medium-sized local businesses. After identifying a gap in the marketplace, Blueswipe is helping to fix the broken industry of payment processing. Not only do they provide exceptional service, but they also make the process simple for retailers by offering monthly subscription deals, with no long-term contracts or hidden fees.

Blueswipe helps business owners understand their payment processing statements by providing resources and educating them on how the payment process actually works. Their priority is providing local businesses with the information they need to make informed decisions about payment processing, regardless of whether they become a Blueswipe customer.

As a Certified Solutions Provider of RMA, members receive an exclusive discount on already valuable savings with Blueswipe. Learn more about RMA’s relationship with Blueswipe at



To address concerns from local retailers regarding hiring and retaining quality talent, Retail Merchants has partnered with HUSL, a new on-demand shift platform, to provide members with a solution for their workforce challenges. As a division of Snagajob, HUSL recruits and hires qualified workers to support the restaurant, retail, and hospitality businesses as they are needed, on a shift-by-shift basis.

Not only does HUSL bring business owners a new way of accessing a pool of experienced workers, it also provides a solution in times of turnover, seasonal surges, staffing gaps and all things associated with traditional recruiting and hiring challenges. As of this month, HUSL has already helped nearly eighty (80) local businesses in the Richmond area to fill their weekly scheduling gaps, to solve for callouts and no-shows, or to replace their traditional hiring initiatives.

As a Certified Solutions Provider of RMA, members receive an added bonus of 20% off the standard HUSL shift mark-up. Learn more about RMA’s relationship with HUSL at



In addition to these new partnerships, RMA is focused on developing other innovative resources for their members. One area of concentration will be increasing its digital presence with benefits such as an internal communication platform. This collaborative tool will allow members to easily interact, share ideas, answer questions, and stay connected.

Retail Merchants is a dynamic organization that seeks to provide solutions to the current challenges of the local retail community. Retail Merchants continuously works to meaningfully serve its members and be an ever-evolving resource to meet their needs.

We’d love to connect you with HUSL or Blueswipe!

Caroline Ashby, Member Relations Coordinator, is looking forward to hearing from you!