NRF Startup Membership

NRF membership can help savvy startups thrive in the retail industry and beyond. From subscription commerce to philanthropic business models, startups are a special breed. You are entrepreneurs, innovators and wearers-of-many-hats. You’re not just breaking the mold, you’re building a new one, helping to transform retail and the way consumers shop.

Startup members have a unique advantage because the NRF community offers busy entrepreneurs the information, connections, resources and support they need to help a small business grow. In an industry that’s rapidly embracing innovation and looking to the future, knowledge really is power.

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Stay informed
Whether it’s through our daily SmartBriefs — free email newsletters that provide a summary of the day’s most important news stories impacting our industry — consumer spending data or our original research publications, NRF helps you stay current on the trends and stories you need to know.
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Startup membership make connections
Make connections
NRF has a long-standing ecommerce community that has celebrated innovators and the digital mindset long before omnichannel ever became a buzzword. Connect with some of the smartest people in the business through our various committees. Find the partners and solutions you need to navigate the challenges ahead. Plus, the NRF Job Board helps you find experienced candidates fast.
Learn from pros and peers
NRF events bring like-minded disrupters, innovators and retail leaders together to share ideas, find new solutions and plan for the future. As a member, you’ll receive registration discounts to, Retail’s Big Show, NRF PROTECT and complimentary passes to NRFtech.
Network with retail’s best and brightest
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Advocate for important policy issues
Connect with NRF’s policy experts and help influence important policy decisions on Capitol Hill. Our policy agenda is focused on jobs, innovation and consumer value. We’re the voice of retail in our nation’s capital, advocating for the industry on issues like patent reform, mobile payments and data security.

Get insider access to industry information

Policy Committees
NRF has numerous committees and councils dedicated to informing and supporting the retail industry
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Retail Resources and Tools
Planning calendars, top retailers lists and retail safety resources and tools.
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Loss Prevention
NRF’s LP community brings together retail LP professionals to better safeguard retailers, employees and customers.
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NRF members also receive exclusive discounts to these partner events throughout the year.

Questions? Contact our membership team at 202-783-7971 or