Retailer Registration

Registration is COMPLIMENTARY for all qualifying Retailers.

​Registration Fees

Chain/Retailer Member: Complimentary*
Chain/Retailer Non-Member: Complimentary*

*Company must operate four or more stores.

  • If you manufacture a product or offer a service, you do not qualify for Retailer registration. Please refer to the Exhibitor Registration page. If you operate an e-commerce site that sells your product(s), you do not qualify for Retailer registration.

Associate/Purchasing, Member: $1500
Associate/Purchasing, Non-Member: $2550

  • The Associate Purchasing registration is intended for employees of non-retail companies attending the conference in a purchasing capacity. Wholesalers, importers, and exporters should register as Associate Purchasing and provide samples of printed material (brochures, catalogs, etc.) that show product selection and inventory. If you are attending in a sales capacity, please refer to the Exhibitor Registration page.

Complimentary Spouse/ Companion registration is available and includes participation in all official NACDS receptions, the Total Store Expo Extravaganza, and the Business Program(s). Spouse/Companions will not be given access to the Exhibit Hall.

Registration Policy

(Updated March 7, 2022)

For the health and safety of everyone, NACDS requires that all Total Store Expo attendees be fully vaccinated. NACDS has partnered with HealthShield by 42Chat to collect vaccination information and store it privately. Each registrant must complete the NACDS Vaccination Verification Form and provide a mobile number, and that of their spouse/companion if attending. This form will be sent directly to all registrants at a later date. Following the completion of this form, registrants will receive a text message to the mobile phone number(s) provided with instructions on submitting vaccination information. *Failure to provide this information will prevent your attendance at the 2022 NACDS Total Store Expo.

*Medical Exceptions
If a bona fide medical condition prevents you from being vaccinated, you will only be able to attend if you provide negative PCR COVID-19 test results taken 72 hours prior to the date of when you pick up your meeting credentials at the conference, and you upload those results to HealthShield prior to your arrival. By providing a negative test result in lieu of proof of vaccination, you certify that you are unable to be vaccinated because of a bona fide medical condition. Anyone who does not provide either proof of vaccination or negative test results taken within 72 hours before arrival, will not be permitted to attend.

NACDS reserves the right to alter, modify, and/or limit registration to the Total Store Expo based on recommendations made by public health officials and its own judgment concerning health and safety.

​Special Offer to Retailers

Registration is COMPLIMENTARY for all qualifying Retailers. In addition, there is a special program offering through which NACDS may provide a travel subsidy for designated individuals of qualifying companies, who participate in the “Meet the Market” program. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Andrew Klapmust at 703-837-4628 or

​Buyer Qualifications & Credentials

The NACDS Total Store Expo is open to the trade only. To attend as a non-member buyer, you must provide identification to qualify your business, and separate identification to qualify each individual employee from your store or company. Only companies which operate verifiable brick and mortar retail stores or a qualified consumer e-commerce website are eligible to attend as Chain/Retailer Buyers. All other buyers please refer to the Associate Purchasing information under Registration Fees above.

Please provide TWO forms of company and ONE form of employee identification. (Please note that acceptable employee identification must be provided for each registrant.) We reserve the right to request additional business identification if deemed necessary.

If you previously attended the NACDS Total Store Expo as a buyer, you are most likely pre-qualified; however, NACDS reserves the right to disqualify and cancel as warranted any registrant, regardless of past attendance.


Acceptable Company ID (Two of the Following):
  • Active web site address through which company business can be validated
  • Several recent invoices from industry manufacturers for goods purchased at wholesale/in quantity
  • Appropriate Yellow Pages listing
  • Store/commercial lease indicating type of business
  • Resale tax certificate for industry-related business
  • Photograph of your store front
  • Mail order companies to provide catalog
  • Wholesalers, importers, & exporters should provide samples of printed material (brochures, catalogs, etc.) that show product selection & inventory


Acceptable Employee ID (Two of the Following):
  • Personalized, imprinted business card
  • Copy of cancelled company payroll check or pay-check stub
  • Copy of W-2 form
  • Copy of company credit card with both employee’s and company’s name
  • Copy of company insurance card with employee’s name

By Mail

Mailed forms should be sent to:
P.O. Box 34814
Alexandria, Virginia 22334-0814

Return your forms via the U.S. Postal Service 1st Class or Priority Mail. Other overnight delivery services cannot deliver to this address.

By Fax

Fax the completed form to (703) 683-5678.

By Email

For fastest processing of your application, email the completed form to

Helpful Information

Rules & Regulations

Please read and familiarize yourself with the Total Store Expo Rules & Regulations prior to registering for the conference.


All attendee registration cancellations must be made in writing and are considered official on the date they are received at NACDS. Registration cancellations received by Friday, April 22, 2022 will be refunded less a $350 administrative fee per registrant. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Friday, April 22, 2022.


If a registrant can no longer attend the conference and would like to substitute one company representative for another (both from the same company), complete and submit the Individual Registration Substitution Form.