Are you maximizing your return on investment in MRAA
membership? Here are 10 ways to amp up the value you receive as a member.
the MRAA website
On MRAA.com, members can find hundreds of
pages of useful and informative content, many of which are available exclusively
to members. To gain access, simply use your user name and password, and start exploring
the many valuable offerings of this new site.
employees access to MRAA benefits
Your membership dues give your employees full access to the same benefits
that are available to you. All you need to do to grant them the same privileges
is log on to your account at MRAA.com and then click on "Manage Profile” on the
right-hand side of the page. Then click on Sub-Accounts in the center of the
page. From there, you can copy and send a link to any employees who you’d like
to have access to the site, OR you can enter their email addresses, and the
website will send a message to them, inviting them to reap the advantages
MRAA Resource Center
The MRAA has developed a detailed Resource Center for its members to access.
This MRAA Rewards Resource Center features forms, documents, marketing materials expert
advice, videos, webinars and much, much more from which you can benefit. In
fact, this members-only portion of the site is constantly expanding, so be sure
to check back often.
4. Offer AquaPac Boat Insurance
We have custom-created an insurance program for your customers. Through our partners at Norman-Spencer Marine Insurance, we have built a program specific to boating unlike any found through other providers. It features a preferred repair deductible (reduced by half) when serviced at an MRAA dealership; total loss and extended parts replacement; named storm protection; a repair guarantee; and more. And the best part? It's the highest revenue-generating benefit available through the MRAA Rewards Program (more than $1,000 annually, on average, for the dealers in this program) and all you have to do is make a referral. Get started today.
to use PartnerShip
Every dealership has to ship something once in a while, and all dealerships can
also save money on their inbound freight (think: parts and accessories from your major suppliers!) by using PartnerShip, our preferred
freight and shipping partner. Simply provide the contact information for
PartnerShip to whomever
ships to and from your dealership, and you’ll start saving today.
a chance to earn your business
TSYS Merchant Solutions, the MRAA’s
preferred credit card processing provider, offers MRAA members a meet-or-beat
guarantee. They promise to meet or beat your current rates, or they will pay
you up to $500. Call TSYS at 888-749-7860 or visit TSYS Merchant Solutions
online to see how much you can save.
plans to attend the upcoming MDCE
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo was voted by our members as the
highest-rated MRAA benefit that they receive. Why? Not only do MRAA members receive
a $75-per-person discount, but the one-of-a-kind event also gives them
unparalleled access to best practices and expert advice, as well as numerous
networking opportunities and the largest dealer-specific expo hall available.
For more information, including the downloadable brochure, click here.
advantage of one new benefit
With more than double the number of benefits that we
offered just one year ago, it’s time for you to take a fresh look at the MRAA
Rewards Program. Visit the MRAA Rewards page and find just one new benefit for
your dealership. Whether you’re looking to save money or add a revenue stream,
you’ll uncover an offering to help you improve your business. All of our
benefits are set up to help you realize a great return on your membership. Get
started by trying just one new one today.
involved in the association
As a member, there are numerous ways to get
the most out of your membership, have a voice in your association and help us
build a strong future for your dealership and the entire marine dealer body.
For instance, there are dozens of committees on which you can participate, from
the MDCE Committee to Marketing and Long-Term Planning. In addition, you can
join group conversations on the MRAA website, respond to association surveys
designed to help MRAA better serve its members, and represent the association
at industry events. For more information on how to get involved today, contact
MRAA President Matt Gruhn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a difference
When you become an MRAA member, you strengthen
the collective voice of the North American dealer body in Washington, D.C., Ottawa
and in every state and province on the continent. But it doesn’t stop there. Each
month, you will receive the association’s Washington Watch newsletter, which
provides an overview of the legislative and regulatory issues on which MRAA is
working to benefit the marine dealer and ideas, tips and advice on how you can
make a difference on a national, state, provincial and regional basis. In
addition, you’ll be invited to the annual American Boating Congress in
Washington, D.C., an opportunity to hear from experts on the issues impacting
the boating business and to ascend the hill and lobby Congressional leaders on
topics important to marine dealers. To learn more about how you can make a
difference on the topics that are most important to you, contact MRAA President Matt Gruhn at email@example.com.
Got an idea for how we
can make the association even better for you and your dealership? Want some
help increasing your membership ROI? Please contact our Membership Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to
share your idea and help us help you.