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Education Market Association Membership
The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is the recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and chief advocate promoting an open marketplace for quality educational products and services that lay the foundation for a stimulating environment for teaching and learning.

It is the incredible diversity of the organization’s membership and the many business professionals that makes membership such a value. The Education Market Association continually rises to the challenges faced by businesses of all sizes around the world. EDmarket was one of the first organizations when it was founded in 1916, and with over 1,000 businesses representing thousands of member contacts in more than 30 countries, is the oldest and strongest organizations of its kind.

Whether an owner, president/CEO, management, or sales force level, there is a common interest that members within this industry share, and this networking can help them find information, compare and share best business practices, access to industry reports, tools and resources to further grow and expand their business. Through education, guidance on best practices and standards, research, legislative awareness, and networking opportunities, EDmarket is your advantage in the marketplace.

What membership can do for you:

  • Build your knowledge and keep it current—full access to EDmarket publication subscription is discounted for members.
  • Share your perspective and make a difference—get involved in the work that matters to your profession and industry through Association committees and councils.
  • Gain expert support to help your company with business development.
  • Enjoy special savings on event registration; subscriptions to EDmarket journal, professional development, and receive significant cost-savings on EDmarket exclusively members-only programs.

Membership is open to any firm or corporation (not individuals) engaged in the business of manufacturing/publishing, servicing, distributing, or selling educational equipment, technology, supplies or instructional materials. All membership dues and subscriptions are applied on a calendar year basis. Subscription to our monthly Essentials magazine is included with dues. We offer discounts on books, industry reports, education opportunities, and meeting registration. In addition, all members have access to the Membership Directory, Essentials magazine archives, on-demand webinars at member discount and minutes of the Governing Board.


Member Categories & Qualifications

Dealer Members

Companies who sell educational products to consumers through retail stores, catalogs, mail order, online, distributors, and direct sales.


Supplier Members

Companies in the education market including manufacturers, publishers, importers, and wholesalers who market to consumers through a network of dealers.

Educational Gross Annual Sales Supplier Membership Fee
Under $500,000 $700
$500,000 to $999,999 $800
$1,000,000 to $4,999,999 $1,050
$5,000,000 to $25,000,000$1,550
Over $25,000,000$2,050
The cost of a Supplier company membership is based on your gross annual sales volume of products for educational use. NOTE: A one time $100 Application Processing Fee will be added to your membership dues.

Service Provider Members

Consultants, mail list brokers, trade publishers, printers, catalog producers, inventory/POS systems, OEM, retail fixture manufacturers, online service providers, and whole suppliers.

Educational Gross Annual Sales Service Provider Membership Fee
Under $500,000 $700
$500,000 to $999,999 $800
$1,000,000 to $4,999,999 $1,050
$5,000,000 to $25,000,000$1,550
Over $25,000,000$2,050
The cost of a Service Provider company membership is based on your gross annual sales volume of products for educational use. NOTE: A one time $100 Application Processing Fee will be added to your membership dues.

Independent Manufacturers Representative Members

Companies who represent two or more different suppliers in selling products to dealers, with orders being written in the name of the supplier.

Total Number of Sales Reps for Educational Products Independent Rep Membership Fee
1-4 Sales Reps $250
5+ Sales $400
The cost of an Independent Manufacturers Representative company membership is based on your total number employees on your sales team of products for educational use.
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