- How much does the service cost?
Membership is $99 per store, per year.
- I own several stores. Do I have to input all of my store details?
Yes. But remember, we can help. If you have more than 10 stores, get in touch with us. We will help you with the registration process. Regardless of how many stores you have, if you have any issues or questions about the registration process, we will take care of you.
- Are we required to use all of the vendors?
No. In fact, it is common for members to sign up based on a single vendor deal. Invariably, we find our members are learning about more opportunities to save money and are taking advantage of savings they did not know were available.
- The SBOA seems like something the SSA or State Associations should undertake. Why aren’t they?
The SSA and State Associations are essentially advocacy groups, promoting the industry in political settings and dedicated to education and general industry promotion. Neither the SSA nor State Associations may select vendors for special relationships to the exclusion of other vendors. As an independent association, the SBOA is free to make choices that benefit the expense savings and profitability of its members.
- Are you going to be adding any more vendors?
Absolutely! We continually add new vendors and work to improve the deals we offer with our existing vendors.
- May I recommend a vendor?
Yes. Many of our members have made great suggestions on vendor categories and specific vendors we should contact. So, if you have an idea, use the member feedback section of the website, or contact us directly to discuss your idea. Your fellow members will be grateful.
- Do I have to sign a contract?
No. However, your initial membership period is for one year. If you are not satisfied with the value you are receiving from the SBOA, we will arrange for a pro-rata refund of any membership fees.
- How do you choose your vendor partners?
We chose vendors who offer the best savings and service to our members. Additionally, our selected vendors view this opportunity as a win-win. They understand that offering reduced rates while growing the market share is worthwhile for the growth of their businesses.