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Retailer Registration

Registration is COMPLIMENTARY for all qualifying Retailers.

​Registration Fees


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.


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: $1700
Associate/Purchasing, Non-Member: $2750

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.


​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 TWO forms 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.


  • 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


  • 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

Registration 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 12, 2024 will be refunded less a $350 administrative fee per registrant. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Friday, April 12, 2024.


Registrations may be transferred from one company representative to a substituting representative from the same company before the start of the show without penalty. Registration substitutions are required to be made on an official substitution form.

Other Ways to Register


P.O. Box 34814
Alexandria, Virginia 22334-0814

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


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


Truist Bank
ABA# 053101121
Acct# 1000025891523

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