Strength comes from unity.
Protection comes from VRMA.

Retailers must realize that the battle against threatening legislation and taxes will become more difficult in years to come. The retail industry must maintain its unity and strength at the grassroots level to wage those battles successfully. Our strength lies in our members being a unified front with a well heard voice.

About Us

VRMA... Your partner in retailing. Virginia Retail Merchants Association, the professional association of the Virginia retail industry was founded for the purpose of improving the business climate for the retail industry in Virginia. Our members are as diverse as the products they sell. We represent all size retailers across the commonwealth.

Benefits + Services

Membership doesn't cost... it pays! Save on shipping and credit card processing. Offer you employees group rate benefits at no cost to you. Invest in your employees with high quality, low cost training hundreds of retailers are already using. We have a program for every retailer - so start saving today!

Legislative Representation

Protecting your future - VRMA is your voice. The VRMA has been serving the retail community in the legislative arena since 1905. Our strong presence before the General Assembly and throughout the year before its various committees and the states' administrative bodies has made the VRMA the most influential association that works solely on behalf of the retail industry. We have 7 registered lobbyists and each year we influence hundreds of important issues.


The Retail Industry is the largest private employer in the state. The sales tax applied to our industry is the largest single contributor to Virginia's budget. With over 100,000 retailers in Virginia we are the life blood of the Commonwealth.

Event Calendar

Making connections and keeping you informed. Mark your calendar and register for VRMA's upcoming events or check for important dates such as sales tax holidays.

  • Combined Sales Tax Holidays - August 4-7, 2017

Contact Us

Our Address
Virginia Retail Merchants Association
1025 Boulders Parkway, Suite 110
N. Chesterfield, VA 23225

Phone: (804) 649-0789
Fax: (804) 644-8762

Members Only

Be a part of it! As a member of VRMA we keep you up to date. As a member you receive access to this section. Review recent legislative action, VRMA's legislative positions, important archives, and other resources, like the It’s the Law section.

Membership Services

Have you looked at VRMA’s Member Services lately?
VRMA Membership, It doesn’t cost…It Pays!

Credit Card ProcessingOn average we have saved our members $1250 annually with our credit card processing. We are affiliated with one of the largest and most established non-bank credit card processors in the U.S. We did our homework so you don’t have to. Our members that have switched have been nothing but pleased. This program can really save you money – take a look at it today!

Fed Ex Shipping programVRMA has partnered with PartnerShip to offer our members a discount on every shipment they send & receive. The VRMA Shipping Management Program saves members up to 27% on FedEx services & at least 70% on freight services through PartnerShip.

Payroll and accounting You can get various discounts as a VRMA member as we all try to more with less staff look at outsourcing some of these services to specialists. CBIZ offers a variety of services from full accounting to payroll and human resource services.

Dental and VisionThis program costs the employer nothing but your employees are able to get group rates as low as $7.50 a month – you just have to tell them about it! Share this benefit with you employees today. Call us we will send you wall posters or a flier you can include in with paychecks. It’s that easy!

Health InsuranceYou need to look at this! Our agent has creatively saved our members thousands of dollars without reducing benefits. Call Independent Benefits today and tell them you are a VRMA member for special services and deals.

Online TrainingProvide affordable training for your employees and get a discount as a VRMA member. Training is available on customer service, pharmacy, food safety, business skills, retail management and more.

Retail Career CenterFill a position – post a job here!

Voluntary Employee Benefits – These benefits were negotiated with a highly rated insurance company. This offer will not be available to nonmember companies due to the unique nature of the negotiated agreement.

National Retail FederationComplimentary membership!

Vectec – Website optimization.

Sprague Energy – Manage your energy costs in a constantly changing market environment.

Broadview Networks Unified communications systems.

Call us at 800-232-VRMA for additional information to get started. Make you membership work for YOU! Start saving TODAY!