PPAI Membership

Join PPAI for personal growth, cost-saving opportunities, future prosperity and enhanced visibility. Unlock limitless potential with PPAI membership.

Standard

Base

$595 / year

Suitable for companies up to $500K

Benefits
  • SAGE Total Access: 1 License

  • The PPAI Expo: 2 Free Registrations

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 2 Users

  • Pyramid Award Entries: Member Rate

  • PPAI Certification Fee: Member Rate

  • Member Rate on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

Standard

Plus

$795 / year

Suitable for companies up to $1M

Benefits
  • SAGE Total Access: 3 Licenses

  • The PPAI Expo: 3 Free Registrations

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 3 Users

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 1 Free Entry

  • 1 PPAI Certification Fee Waiver

  • Member Rate on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

Professional

Gold

$4K / year

Recommended For $10-50M Companies

Benefits
  • SAGE Total Access: 3 Licenses

  • The PPAI Expo: 50 Free Registrations

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 100 Users

  • PPAI 100 Eligible

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 3 Free Entries

  • 10 PPAI Certification Fee Waivers

  • 7.5% Discount At Education Events

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: Allowable

  • Premium Research Access

  • PPAI Expo Incentive Program Eligible

Professional

Platinum

$10K / year

Recommended For $50M+ Companies

Benefits
  • SAGE Total Access: 3 Licenses

  • The PPAI Expo: Full Roster

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 300+

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 5 Free Entries

  • 25 PPAI Certification Fee Waivers

  • 10% Discount on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: Allowable*

  • PPAI 100 + High Marks Eligible

  • Premium Research Access

  • PPAI Expo Incentive Program Eligible

Standard

Base

$1K / year

Suitable for companies up to $500K

Benefits
  • 1 Priority Point

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 2 Users

  • PPAI Certification Fee: Member Rate

  • Member Rate on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • Pyramid Award Entries: Member Rate

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: $0*

Professional

Silver

$4K / year

Recommended for companies up to $10M

Benefits
  • 2 Priority Points

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 10 Users

  • 5 Free PPAI Certification Fee Waivers

  • 5% Discount on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 2 Free Entries

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: $500*

  • Free Lead Retrieval Services (2)

  • PPAI Expo: Guest Passes (10)

  • PPAI 100 + High Marks Eligible

  • Premium Research Access

Professional

Gold

$6K / year

Recommended For $10-50M Companies

Benefits
  • 3 Priority Points

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 100 Users

  • 10 Free PPAI Certification Fee Waivers

  • 7% Discount on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 3 Free Entries

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: $1,000*

  • Free Lead Retrieval Services (2+)

  • PPAI Expo: Guest Passes (25)

  • PPAI 100 + High Marks Eligible

  • Premium Research Access

Professional

Platinum

$10K / year

Recommended For $50M+ Companies

Benefits
  • 4 Priority Points

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 300+ Users

  • 25 Free PPAI Certification Fee Waivers

  • 10% Discount on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 5 Free Entries

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: $1,500*

  • Free Lead Retrieval Services (2+)

  • PPAI Expo: Guest Passes (50)

  • PPAI 100 + High Marks Eligible

  • Premium Research Access

Standard

Base

$1K / year

Suitable for companies up to $500K

Benefits
  • Solutions Center: 1 Category Listing*

  • Priority Points: 1

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 2 Users

  • Free Certification Fee: Member Rate

  • Member Rate on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • Pyramid Award Entries: Member Rate

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: $0*

Professional

Silver

$4K / year

Recommended for companies up to $10M

Benefits
  • Solutions Center: 4 Category Listings*

  • Priority Points: 2

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 10 Users

  • 5 Free Certification Fee Waivers

  • 5% Discount on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 2 Free Entries

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: $500*

  • Free Lead Retrieval Services (2)

  • PPAI Expo: Guest Passes (10)

  • Premium Research Access

Professional

Gold

$6K / year

Recommended For $10-$50M Companies

Benefits
  • Solutions Center: 7 Category Listings*

  • Priority Points: 3

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 100 Users

  • 10 Free PPAI Certification Fee Waivers

  • 7% Discount on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 3 Free Entries

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: $1,000*

  • Free Lead Retrieval Services (2+)

  • PPAI Expo: Guest Passes (25)

  • Premium Research Access

Professional

Platinum

$10K / year

Recommended For $50M+ Companies

Benefits
  • Solutions Center: 10 Category Listings*

  • Priority Points: 4

  • Full Online Course Catalog: Free Access: 300+ Users

  • 25 Free PPAI Certification Fee Waivers

  • 10% Discount on PPAI Conference Registrations

  • Pyramid Award Entries: 5 Free Entries

  • FedEx Advantage Program: $1329 average savings

  • Advertising & Sponsorship Credit: $1,500*

  • PPAI Expo: Free Lead Retrieval (2+)

  • PPAI Expo: Guest Passes (50)

  • Premium Research Access

Supporting Promotional Products Companies Worldwide

Become eligible for PPAI 100, access industry education and more perks.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS: PPW Toolkit, NetSuite Discounts, Research, and more.

* Additional qualifications may apply.

Why PPAI? PPAI Membership Will Enhance Your Professional Growth And Success In The Promotional Products Industry

Membership Benefits

Cutting Edge Research

Cutting Edge Research

PPAI Premium Research brings members the most accurate and up-to-date data on the promotional products market, giving you bi-monthly sales trends, business forecasting tools, consumer studies and more.

First-Class Educational Resources

First-Class Educational Resources

Invest in your team’s future and prepare them for success with a comprehensive professional development curriculum. PPAI Membership includes educational and certification opportunities to enhance and fortify your entire team’s industry knowledge. Develop your team as you scale your membership.

State-of-the-Art SAGE Technology

State-of-the-Art SAGE Technology

PPAI members automatically receive the benefits of our official technology partner, SAGE. Distributors get the market’s most advanced product search tool, SAGE Total Access, while suppliers can take advantage of digital integrations that simplify order status and display inventory, plus SAGE Ratings for customer assurance.

The Value of PPAI

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"For us, it's having a governing body that helps guide education and networking, and helps keep the industry progressing and moving in the right way. For someone new to this industry, I would take the education and the information from PPAI and use it to help guide me in my path."

 

Nick Lateur, HPG

Frequently Asked Questions

About PPAI's 2024 Membership Restructure

What changes have been made to the membership structure?

The new membership structure empowers PPAI members with choice. No longer will a member’s reported annual sales revenue dictate their membership tier.
 

With a focus on simplicity and aligning benefits and value, the new membership structure moves all member categories (Distributor, Supplier and Business Service) from a complex 16-tier structure into a straightforward 5-tier structure with clear benefits and cost. In addition, PPAI is introducing understandable and recognizable membership tier names. 

Select your membership category at the top of this page to view the benefits for Standard, Base, Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers.

Why did PPAI restructure its membership system?

PPAI's new structure to gives members the power of choice, better aligns benefits and value, and simplifies an overly complex system while also providing meaningful, understandable and recognizable membership tiers.

Choice: The new structure provides members the opportunity to choose the tier that aligns best with their business needs, supports the engagement level they want with PPAI and the community, and provides the value they seek from PPAI.

Aligning Benefits and Value: The intent is to align the benefits in each tier with the needs of the average company within the recommended (not required) annual sales volume range. This will ensure fairness across our membership base by elevating the benefits and value that progressively align with the investment at each tier.

Simplification: PPAI recognized most members were unaware of both their membership tier as well as the full scope of benefits available to them. Moving from a 16-tier structure with a complicated fee calculation to a 5-tier structure with clear and concise pricing provides an easily understandable structure with a modern, recognizable approach to tiers. 

What is the format of the new structure?

Within the new membership structure there are three components: Category, Type and Tier. 

Membership categories are not changing, they will remain Distributor, Supplier and Business Services. This is the only part of the structure that won’t provide choice, as a member’s category is based on business structure and meeting the required qualifications. 

Within the updated structure, each member category has two membership types to choose from: Standard and Professional. Standard membership has two tiers (Base and Plus) to choose from and Professional membership provides three tier choices (Silver, Gold and Platinum). 

What is the primary difference between the two types of membership in the new structure, Standard and Professional?

Standard memberships (Base and Plus) provide a basic level of resources and support suitable for industry companies with less than $1 million in annual sales volume. Companies at these tiers are most likely only ready to utilize a few of the benefits PPAI provides.

Professional membership tiers (Silver, Gold and Platinum) are designed to provide a higher level of support to help a company elevate its business and develop its employees. The enhanced level of benefits and engagement opportunities within the Professional tiers is recommended for companies of any size that are ready to invest in their future. 

What happens to my current membership status, and when will I be impacted?

Your current membership will smoothly shift to your corresponding new tier upon renewal. You can expect to receive a detailed email outlining the benefits and pricing of your new tier at least 30 days before renewal, giving you the flexibility to opt for a different benefit level if desired.

Until your renewal, you will receive the benefits in line with your corresponding tier. If you have any questions, contact your membership representative. 

Premium Research

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