The National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) and National Shoe Travelers (NST) have inked a deal that will focus on education programs for footwear sales reps and membership programs.
NSRA will offer regular literature including its flagship magazine Shoe Retailing Today and the bi-weekly NSRA Online. Travelers will also be invited to attend NSRA conferences and events at member prices. Meanwhile NST members will keep their customers informed on NSRA events and encourage their retailers to take part in NSRA and joint-association activities.
“We believe that our members will benefit from working with sales reps who understand and are receptive to the needs of independent retailers,” says NSRA President Chuck Schuyler. Terry Bastis, NST president, agrees. “NST’s main objective in 2013 is to take the organization to the next level, while providing fraternal support of fellow sales reps on the road,” he says.