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.

Shipping Discounts

VRMA Shipping Management Program

In an ongoing effort to provide our members with the money saving tools you need to be successful, VRMA is pleased to offer a new FREE member benefit for shipping services — the VRMA Shipping Management Program, managed by PartnerShip® and available exclusively to VRMA members.

VRMA has teamed up with PartnerShip, the VRMA-endorsed shipping management company, to develop and manage the VRMA Shipping Management Program. PartnerShip delivers customized shipping solutions to over 17,000 businesses nationwide and has been recognized as the industry leader in helping businesses reduce shipping costs since 1989. PartnerShip saves businesses money on every shipment, every time.

“The new VRMA Shipping Management Program makes a great addition to our menu of services designed to save our members money,” said VRMA President Laurie Peterson. “The free program is clearly advantageous to all VRMA members.”

As a member of VRMA, you can use the VRMA Shipping Management Program to save on every shipment you send and receive — around the corner, around the country, or around the world — with world-class carriers and unbeatable customer service professionals — all at great discounts.

Enroll today to receive discounts on all the shipments you
send and receive
Save up to 27%* Save up to 15%

Save up to 10%

Save at least 70% on LTL freight

The VRMA Shipping Management Program is free, with no minimum shipping requirements or obligations. Enrolled members save up to 27%* on select FedEx® services and save at least 70% off less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments arranged through PartnerShip.

Simply go to to enroll, view a summary of your discounts, or submit a free shipping analysis. After enrolling in this FREE program, you’ll enjoy the unparalleled customer service that PartnerShip is committed to providing. If you already have a FedEx account, PartnerShip will simply link your current account to the discounts automatically.

If you have any questions, or to learn more about this inbound and outbound shipping program that combines simplicity, savings, and value to VRMA members, please visit, call PartnerShip at 800-599-2902, or send us an email at

* Includes a bonus 5% online processing discount. Full details available at For eligible FedEx services and rates, contact your association or PartnerShip. All FedEx shipments are subject to the applicable FedEx Service Guide at FedEx service marks used by permission.