Your Association is always working hard to ensure we deliver the most value for your membership dollars. As such, for 2018, we’ve launched some new initiatives that will help your membership pay for itself.
As part of your membership renewal:
- Market data is now included in your membership, previously a separate charge of up to $15,000!
- You’ll now receive generous discounts on advertising rates in OfficeToday e-magazine which provides access to over 100,000 office product buyers!
- Access discounted or free networking and learning events to put you in touch with the expert knowledge and connections needed to grow your business.
In addition, COPA’s Research and Market Data provides invaluable insights into the Canadian marketplace and is available to members only. Two reports, Canadian Labour Market Report and Canadian Home and Office Products Market are included in your membership. The reports cover product sales data by major categories and sub-categories; the products and the number of market participants have been expanded in 2018 to include home products and the growing involvement of general merchandisers and e-commerce resellers.
Furthermore, the COPA Business Report provides in-depth analyses of market trends and data covering various business areas: retail, labour and wages, technology, social media, manufacturing, and much more. COPA members can access the reports free of charge.
“COPA’s market and data research is one-of-a-kind for the Canadian marketplace,” said Sam Moncada, COPA president. “Over the years, we’ve worked diligently to enhance the data and add new categories and products to keep pace with the market. Our members who depend on this research trust it to deliver the insights they need to guide their business decisions and, in more than ten years, we’ve never failed them.”
Our existing benefits will be further enhanced next year, such as the addition of new service providers to cover the ever-evolving needs of our members. Discounted service providers also offer major savings to our members’ employees.
Members continue to benefit greatly from the COPA Scholarship Fund which has provided nearly $70k in scholarships to students connected to member companies (employees or employees’ children or grandchildren) since 2007.
“Our aim at COPA is to ensure that our membership dollars are worth it,” said Moncada. “The way we do that is by providing our members with everything they need to succeed. We partner with other organizations to bring business cost savings to our members, whether it’s on credit/debit card processing fees or travel accommodations or training and professional development for staff; we choose the most pressing topics and areas of concern and bring in the best experts we can to address them so our members have access to the best available information when making business decisions; and we create opportunities through our networking events for our members to come together and build connections and share knowledge that will make their business and the industry as a whole thrive.”
“The success of the OP industry depends on the success of each of our members. We want to do everything we can to push our members forward to allow them to grow and become more successful in every area of their business.”
Membership renewal invoices for 2018 were recently sent out. If you have any questions or concerns about your 2018 renewal, please contact Nicole Gamble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-624-9462 ext. 223.