Welcome to the new NSSRA Newsletter. This monthly publication will be sent to all NSSRA members via email and be posted on the NSSRA website, www.nssra.com.

We welcome your comments and ideas for articles in future issues. In addition, if there is an issue troubling you, this newsletter is the appropriate vehicle to bring that topic to the attention of your fellow retailers.

Wilbur Rice, Equipe Sport
NSSRA Chairman of the Board

Larry Weindruch
NSSRA President
NSSRA Chairman: I've Signed Up; Now It's Your Turn
I hope you recall that last month we sent out a newsletter to all NSSRA members announcing our new partnership with SportsOneSource that will enable us to access critically important data about what is selling in our snow sports industry.
Let me give you a brief re-cap. 
SportsOneSource is a leader in the field of data capture and analysis and has been producing timely POS trending data for the related product categories dating back to 1998. SportsOneSource receives weekly data from your POS system and then combines it with data from many other stores to create the very important aggregated trending data that is so valuable for retailers and suppliers in the decision-making process.
SportsOneSource receives the data on Sunday night and then makes that data available to us on Wednesday in many forms -- by brand, category, color, size etc. This process is totally anonymous because your info is immediately aggregated with other reporting stores.
This is a hugely important step that NSSRA has taken. This will enable you to study data and trends in a very timely fashion and make buying decisions based on accurate and current information.
I just signed up our stores; it's easy. Just call 303-997-7302, and the people at SportsOneSource will walk you through it. It doesn't cost anything, and as a participating member you will have unlimited access to all the aggregate data - Free.
This is important -- for you and for our industry.  We can all make better decisions by being part of this program.
Please click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions.
Wilbur Rice, NSSRA Chairman of the Board
Equipe Sport, Rawsonville, VT
Check Your In-Basket for New
Indemnified Bindings List
The Combined Indemnified Bindings List for the 2015-16 season has been sent via email to all NSSRA members in good standing. If you aren't a member, click on the "Read More" link for information on how you can receive the list at your store.

New NSSRA Card Processing Program Can Also Help You Find EMV Compatible Terminals
The October 1 deadline to switch payment terminals to EMV-compatible devices is now upon us. For any of you that are having trouble finding a cost-efficient way to make the switch, or are struggling with vendors who cannot deliver on time, or are even looking for a place to start, NSSRA has the solution for you.

NSSRA Members Get Discounts At Mechanics Workshops
This month, the Ski and Snowboard Mechanics Workshop will begin its 26th season. The schedule covers one-, two-, and three-day programs at 15 ski areas across the country. All NSSRA members who register for the workshops are eligible for a $15.00 per day discount. When signing up, note on the form that your attendees are NSSRA members.

SIA Sets Education Sessions in New Hampshire and Colorado
SIA is hitting the road with one-day educational sessions in New Hampshire and Colorado. Each will offer several topics, a full lunch, and the opportunity to connect with other retailers, reps and manufacturers.
Finalize Your Bring A Friend Program for Next Season
The Bring A Friend website has many tools that you can use as promotions. Your NSSRA membership gives you free access to those tools and much more.

PartnerShip Can Help Solve
Your Shipping Problems
NSSRA's official shipping service provider PartnerShip has developed a number of valuable tips and resources to help you navigate through the world of transportation and logistics. 
September 2015 Issue
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NSSRA Thanks These Supporting Members


Apex Sports Group, LLC


Boa Technology, Inc.


Comfort Zone Apparel


Cross Insurance


Dalbello Sports


Dryguy, LLC


Fischer Skis US


Head, USA


Horizon Agency, Inc.




Leisure Trends Group


Leki USA, Inc.


Marker-Volkl USA


National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)


Nils, Inc.


Nordica USA








Smith Optics


Snowsports Industries America (SIA)


Sports, Inc.


Tecnica Group USA


Turtle Fur Group