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What is the NRF Software Sourcebook?

The NRF Software Sourcebook is a web-based resource offered by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for the business needs of retailers. The Software Sourcebook provides an easy way to conduct research and locate companies offering the products and services critical to retailers.

We hope you bookmark the NRF Software Sourcebook and make it the first stop for all your major purchasing decisions.

Who is the National Retail Federation (NRF)?

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

Listing my company

How can I list my company, product, or service in the NRF Software Sourcebook?

All companies that provide relevant products and/or services may add their listing by calling 410-893-8003.

Is there a charge to list my company?

Your listings will appear in the print edition of the STORES Software Sourcebook (published each May) and your listing will be online for one year. Paid advertising options are also available that provide more visibility among the many other companies, products, and services. To learn more about these options click here to visit the media kit.

How can I make changes or ask questions about my existing company listing?

Please call us at 410-893-8003.

Using the NRF Software Sourcebook

How can I locate relevant companies?

There are two methods to locate companies relevant to your needs.

The most efficient is to utilize the category/sub-category breakdown on the homepage and simply click on the sub-category that most closely relates to your query.

You may also use a keyword or location search to query the entire database of companies. A keyword or location search will pull from all data stored within the guide. You may also further refine your search queries via the category/sub-category drop down menu below the keyword search bar.

How does the RFP/RFI submission tool work?

Certain companies that have elected to include additional information about their products and services have "profile" pages accessible from search results via a "View Profile" link. This link only appears for companies that elect to create a "profile" page. These companies also provide access to an RFP/RFI submittal tool. This tool allows you to send them a request to bid on your business.

The tool requires that you submit your company name, contact information, and a description of products or services for which you are seeking a proposal.

While this tool can be helpful it is always quickest to pick up the phone and call the company directly, but we are happy to offer the RFP/RFI submission tool for your convenience.