Retailer Registration

Registration is COMPLIMENTARY for all qualifying Retailers.

​Registration Fees

Chain/Retailer Member and 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:  Complimentary
Associate/Purchasing Non-Member: Membership is required to register. Please contact Andrew Klapmust for more information at

  • 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.

​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 website 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

Rules & Regulations

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


All cancellations must be made in writing on the official cancellation form below.


As this is a virtual event, substitutions are not necessary. Simply have the new attendee register using the appropriate registration link on this page. The individual no longer attending should complete the Cancellation Form.