Benefits of Membership
SHDA provides a valuable array of benefits to its members, including:
ANNUAL INDUSTRY ADVANCEMENT SUMMITS
At the SHDA Annual Industry Advancement Summits, members participate in a program of networking, industry relevant education, meetings, conferences, seminars and social gatherings. The annual location rotates through Eastern, Central and Western sites to provide easy access for all of our members.
SHDA is the pioneer in structuring private meetings between distributors and manufacturers during the Annual Conference. Each member has the unique opportunity to meet privately with up to 100 of their marketing partners. These unique "one-on-one" sessions are the perfect opportunity to introduce new products, discuss joint marketing programs, share marketing information, and review how to work more effectively together. An incredibly efficient format for all members!
SHDA brings to its membership acclaimed speakers during the joint business session and the Ben Silver Seminar, both annual events. Articles on management and marketing are provided in the association's quarterly newsletter. Members also have access to an "Inventory of Skills" in which SHDA members have volunteered to provide their knowledge and experience in a particular field.
SHDA associate members are invited to share their expertise with the security hardware industry via webinars. Associate members interested in hosting or recording webinars can submit their presentation ideas via this form.
SHDA offers many discounted services through our trusted partners. Our Business Services programs are designed to save you time and money.
SHDA partnered with Savings4Members to provide you with access to cost savings programs to help you spend less time worrying about expenses; so you can focus on customers, sales, and running your business. Through Savings4Members you have access to various discounts with national vendors to help you buy and save on products and services you use every day.Link to Details >
Service First Processing (SFP) is a leading provider of credit card and ACH / check processing services. We make accepting credit cards simple, efficient and more profitable for your company. SHDA and SFP have put together a special “members only program” that is designed to reduce your cost of credit card processing while improving your level of service and support.
This new member program can enhance your company’s profitability through 3 easy steps:
- SFP will provide your company a savings proposal based on your business unique processing needs and our consultative analysis.
- If you decide to try the SHDA / SFP program you will be provided with the necessary equipment and training as well as a 60 Day Trial Period.
- In addition to your initial cost reduction, ten percent (10%) of the net processing revenue that SFP generates from your account will be rebated back to you on an annual basis.
Delinquent accounts are a part of doing business. When your customer refuses payment, turn to SHDA endorsed provider CST Co! CST Co. is a full-service commercial collection agency with over 88 years of experience in the personal handling of accounts worldwide.
- SHDA members receive a 20%-25% discount on preliminary collection services.
- 10 day Free Demand Service. A placement method that helps to separate the slow-pay account from the collection item prior to personal collection.
- CST also has field representatives in or near every major US city. They are available to meet with you personally to discuss your credit and collection issues. They can also call on your past-due customers, when appropriate, to provide personal service on your accounts.
LTL FREIGHT PROGRAM
Lower costs and increase margins when you ship with YRC Freight, the original LTL (less-than-truckload) experts. SHDA has negotiated special rates for members on qualifying LTL shipments. YRC Freight delivers flexibility and reliability to your supply chain through a comprehensive North American network and a broad portfolio of standard, guaranteed, expedited, specialized, and Canada and Mexico cross-border LTL services. YRC Freight invented LTL, bringing you more than 85 years of innovation – that’s Confidence Delivered.Link to Details >
The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is the Washington, DC-based trade association that represents the wholesale distribution industry. NAW is active in these areas: government relations and political action; research and education; and group purchasing. In addition to NAW, the association operates the Wholesaler-Distributor Political Action Committee, the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence, and the NAW Service Corporation.Link to Details >
Maintaining a fair and competitive marketplace for this industry is one of SHDA's goals: The association works on its own and in concert with other industry organizations to support legislation favorable to all security industry members. Legislative updates are provided to members on an ongoing basis. Through its affiliation with the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), SHDA has a prominent voice in Washington, working to promote the interests of its members.
Each member company is listed in the annual publication of the SHDA Membership Directory along with the respective key company data. Also included in this directory is the "Inventory of Skills". SHDA's quarterly newsletter highlights significant industry changes and keeps members up-to-date on Association activities. Surveys completed within the membership provide important statistical and financial data for purposes of benchmarking.
ENHANCE YOUR CORPORATE IMAGE
The SHDA Enhance Your Corporate Image is designed to offer suggestions for dealers to better market your business and services. A dealer that provides excellent service and a professional image helps to build customer confidence and retention.
The Strategy Guide is designed to be:
- Easy to grasp and digest
- Cost effective to implement
- Easy to execute