Virginia Promotional Products Association



VAPPA Membership costs approximately $8.33 per month. It's worth MUCH MUCH MORE. See below a detailed checklist of ways to save time and money.  

Member Checklist

Joining VAPPA is the one decision that you will make that will truly make a difference for your future success in the promotional products industry.  Every year, every month, every day, VAPPA, the region’s only promotional product trade association, is lobbying on behalf of our 18 billion dollar industry. 

Without the strength of a not for profit organization such as ours, the industry will be exposed to dangerous legislation that is on the table each and every year that could damage our industry beyond repair. 

In addition to our advocacy efforts, VAPPA’s mission is to foster the development of professionalism and business ethics through education, certification and the exchange of ideas in a variety of business and social environments.

What does all this mean for you?

VAPPA members are provided with features that save you time and money and increase your overall productivity. Please use this checklist as a tool to make sure you are maximizing your membership with us.

Distributors


þ Are you saving 10% on SAGE products?

Yes save 10% in addition to the amount you save if you are also a member of PPAI. VAPPA provides a list to SAGE on a quarterly basis of members. Double check your SAGE payment to see if you are receiving this discount. See more details here.

þ Is your listing in our online directory current?

Being a VAPPA member gets you business. How? When end buyers are looking for a reputable company to work with, many use the VAPPA online directory. Please click here to see is your company information is correct. Only one listing per member company is available, however all your sales people can be listed. You can upload your logo, provide a company description etc. 


þ Are you attending the VAPPA shows?
VAPPA members attend free.  Attending shows is more that seeing product. It is connecting with the suppliers who cover the region, attending education courses, and staying connected to the industry. If you and your staff are not attending, plan to do so.

The VAPPA shows are designed for you to bring your clients- yes this too is free. There is no better way to increase your sales than by bringing your clients to see new products. 

þ Are you using the Coupon Book to save money?
The Coupon Book is available to Distributor Members twice a year. This coupon book is available only to current VAPPA members.
Click here to view the current edition - member login is required.

Thank you to ZOOM Catalog for
making this coupon book so easy to navigate

þ Are you getting your Fedex Discount?
Through an agreement with FedEx®, VAPPA members receive shipping discounts on three FedEx programs: FedEx® Express, FedEx® Ground and FedEx® Freight. For companies that regularly ship through FedEx, annual savings are an average of $300+. 



þ Are you and your staff receiving our newsletter   and e-updates?

Be sure you and your staff are receiving our notifications. This in itself will save you money. This is where you see supplier specials, upcoming events (most free to members) and all the industry happenings in the region. Your membership account will hold up to 10 contacts that can receive all VAPPA communications. Email Dana at Dana@vappa.biz a list of your staff to be sure your files are updated. 


þ      Stay Connected

It is shocking to see how important being connected can be. If you are not a member of our Facebook Page, please sign up to be. Join our LinkedIn Group, and follow us on Twitter. We often update members to happenings through these channels. Stay connected with us. 


þ      Pantone Discounts
Save up to 20% on PANTONE® Products.

Promotional products veterans know just how important proper color matching is to satisfying customers and the best way to ensure colors match is with PANTONE® products. As members of the PPAI Regional Affiliate Program, VAPPA now offers a great selection of PANTONE® products including the best selling Formula Guide (most popular with Suppliers) and the Color Bridge (a Distributor favorite).  
Click here for more details. 

þ      Constant Contact Discounts
VAPPA Members can save 20-25% on Constant Contact Accounts. Constant Contact, the leading provider of small business online marketing tools, helps you to stay in touch with customers, sell more, and increase your bottom line.
OPTIONS TO SAVE
Pay 6 months in advance and save 20%
Pay 12 months in advance and save 25% 

New Accounts
Click here to set up an account.
Existing Accounts
If you are already a customer and looking to have your account moved under the VAPPA partnership, please call (855) 854-8609 or email partnersupport@constantcontact.com. Let them know your existing account username, as well as the partner name you'd like to be moved under: VAPPA.

Suppliers


þ Is your listing in our online directory current?

Help our distributor members find you. Make sure your information is current and this is a great way to list your lines. Only one listing per member company is available, however all your sales people can be listed. You can upload your logo, provide a company description etc.


þ Exhibit with VAPPA

VAPPA Show Contracts
Our shows are uniquely designed to help you reach 4 different markets that can be tricky to navigate due to our vast geographical region. Each event has sponsorship opportunities that maximize visibility
SPRING EXPO 
See calendar for dates
FALL SHOWCASE 
See calendar for dates

þ Advertise with us

VAPPA can help you reach more industry professionals through our quarterly newsletter and website advertsing opportunities. Read more here

þ Are you receiving our newsletter and e-updates?

Enter your email below to be sure you are receiving our notifications. This in itself will save you money. This is where you see supplier specials, upcoming events (most free to members) and all the industry happenings in the region.

þ Are you using the website as a resource?

If you aren't you should be. You can log into the VAPPA website, find suppliers, see old newsletters, and access resources only available to members. If the VAPPA website isn't bookmarked - it should be.

þ Stay Connected

It is shocking to see how important being connected can be. If you are not a member of our Facebook Page, please sign up to be. Join our LinkedIn Group, and follow us on Twitter. We often update members to happenings through these channels. Stay connected with us.



VAPPA
PO Box 56283
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757.491.3114
www.VAPPA.biz


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