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Key Membership Benefits

  • Merchant Services
    Credit Card Processing
    Processing Equipment
    Check Services
  • Insurance Services
    Workers’ Comp Insurance
    Disability Insurance
    Other Insurance
  • Government Relations
    The Retail Council has strong lobbyists protecting our members’ interests.
  • Marketing Support
    Let the Council help you increase visibility, foot traffic and sales in your store.


The Retail Council of New York State is a full-service trade association representing nearly 5,000 members ranging in size from sole proprietor to national chain. The Council is committed to serving the needs of merchants and related professionals by providing a wide range of products and services that save members both time and money. As the "voice of retailing" in New York, the Council represents the interests of our members before the State Legislature and government agencies. Additionally, we offer exceptional merchant services like credit card processing for retailers, NYS Workers' Compensation Insurance, New York Statutory Disability Insurance and other insurance services and valuable incentives. Inform. Guide. Advocate. The Retail Council is the association for New York’s merchants.

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