In 2018, we added custom embroidery shops as a category for membership and have picked up many embroiderers and print shops that offer embroidery as a sideline. The free level of ASPA membership was reintroduced in 2018 and as you might imagine has brought us many new members from around the world. We lowered the cost of supplier/manufacturer membership and gained new members in that category as well.
Coming soon in 2019, we're going to offer new features just for ASPA members including free advertising to promote weekly or monthly sales "specials" that you offer in your print shop or supplies/equipment business and we're going to expand the free "biography" articles that promote member print shops. The "how we started" print shop stories are popular and get lot of readership on our websites. We will explain the details in a upcoming newsletter--watch for it.
Again, thanks for supporting ASPA over the years and we wish everyone great success in 2019!