Back >
< Back

APA retailer benefits

Retailer Benefits

Connect with an international community of personalization professionals and position your business for future growth and success.

“You’re always going to run into challenges in business, and you need to have a group before you that you can reach out to.”
—Mike Westbrook, Mile High Laser Engraving


Promoting the Business of Personalization

By joining APA, you become part of a legacy dating back to 1964, uniting businesses with the shared goals of delivering high-quality personalized products and services, positioning your business for success, and celebrating innovation in our industry.


  • Education, Research, and Development
    • Stay ahead of industry trends with our cutting-edge educational resources. Elevate your skills through workshops, webinars, and our renowned Insights Magazine—all of which keep you at the forefront of the personalization landscape.
  • Your Community of Support
    • Connect with a robust network of professionals through our Member2Member (M2M) Forum or our Supplier Search directory. You’ll gain insights, mentorship, and a supportive community that understands the challenges and triumphs of the personalization industry.
  • The Industry’s Largest Trade Show
    • Immerse yourself in the heart of the personalization industry at the annual International Personalization Expo. As an APA member, you and your company employees receive FREE registration. Connect with suppliers, explore the latest products and equipment, and stay updated on emerging trends that shape the future of personalization.
  • Exclusive Discounts and Perks
    • Enjoy member-exclusive discounts on essential tools, resources, and industry events through our annual Coupon Book. Our Member Savings Program further helps you maximize your savings and enhance your business capabilities.

The professionals you connect with through APA include the supplier reps that get us the products and equipment we need, the industry leaders we learn from with APA education, and the network of members we can turn to when we have questions or need mentorship.


We proudly serve as the professional home to various personalization businesses, including...

  • Equipment and service vendors
  • Online business owners (e.g., Etsy)
  • Brick and mortar retail businesses
  • And many more!

If you are new to the industry or seeking to up your game in the personalization industry, we encourage you to become a member today and unlock the APA experience!

Contains 0 items
Subtotal: $0.00

APA - Where Personalization Pros Connect.

The APA is the organization for retailers and suppliers of personalized and customized items. By providing education, meetings, and access to a vibrant network of professionals, the APA is the one place to ensure the growth of your talent, your business, and your professional community.

Learn More

© 2024 APA
Contact Us
8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60631
(Fax) 847.375.6480

Connect with Us