Retailers are paying a heavy price for measures intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. To serve all retailers better, Retail Merchants has opened membership up to all local retailers and restaurants so that they may utilize RMA’s reformatted benefits to help bring relief, at no cost.
Retail Relief Community
Members, at no cost, can access and utilize the Retail Relief online community where they can share information, ask questions, or connect with other businesses.The community hosts special small business coronavirus topic threads to help navigate through these challengingand fluid times.
Virginia Retail Federation is Retail Merchants’ statewide lobbying organization that protects members’ legislative interests, ensuring their voice is heard in the legislative process and informs them on issues impacting their business on the local, state, and federal levels.
ACTION ALERTS Be a part of the collective voice as weimplore our elected officials to take specific action to keep the local retail sector intact.
Engage with our consumer-facing brand Think. Shop. Buy. Localthat highlights how retailers are coping and how our consumers can support them through the Local Shop, blog, bi-weekly newsletter, and social media platforms.
SELL ONLINE WITH THE LOCAL SHOP The Local Shop extends your storefront to reach our curated audienceof area shoppers loyal to supporting local retailers. The Local Shop is open to retailers who already sell online, or those who’d like to try out e-commerce. ViewPackages&Options
RIBBON CUTTINGS & MILESTONE CELEBRATIONS Through the Think. Shop. Buy. Local program, RMA offers ribbon cuttingservices to new businesses as well as milestone celebrations to existing businesses. We’ll bring the ribbon, giant scissors, a professional photographer, and some fun! We’re now hosting these celebrations virtually. Reserve Your Spot
BLUESWIPE Blueswipeis a payment processing provider that delivers online integration, gateways, and in-person payment services with a new inclusive pricing model providing better value and an exceptional experience.
SNAGAJOB’S SHIFT APP Snagajob’s Shift app is an on-demand platform that instantly connects workers with open shifts in restaurants and retail storefronts. They help retailers with headaches like daily callouts, high turnover, difficulty hiring, and lack of control.
EXPERIENT HEALTH Through Experient Health, RMAis able to connect members to group and individual health insurance plans and offerings. Experient Healthis able to help members navigateplans for Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Voluntary Benefits, Cafeteria Plans, HSA’s, and COBRA.
RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH METRO BUSINESS DECK ADS Retail Merchants has partnered with Richmond Times-Dispatch to offer members special negotiated rates on highly visible, full-color banner ads located on the front of the Metro Business section. This ad spot also comes with 50,000 impressions of digital ads to run on richmond.com.
Suspended use in accordance with CDC and Virginia Governor’s guidelines.
Centrally located across from the Willow Lawn Shopping Center, Retail Merchants offers five flexible meeting roomsof various sizes and layouts.space for members to hold interviews, client meetings, or team building sessions. RMA members may reserve meeting rooms at no cost for internal staff meetings or training.