Services and benefits

Services and benefits

An APPA membership is an invaluable investment. We provide a huge range of benefits and services, and are constantly looking at new ways we can help our members.

You can read more about the perks of being an APPA member below.

APPA Roadshows

Perth – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Auckland Suppliers hit the road to all the main centres. There’s a show coming to a city near you and admission is free to all members and pre-approved non-members.

APPA National Tradeshows

Held each year in Auckland and Sydney these shows are where you will find everyone in the promotional product industry under one roof.  See the latest innovations and styles, collect the latest catalogues and samples and connect with all the suppliers that dedicate their business to promotional products.  

APPA Blue Book Discounts

The APPA Blue Book is a discount program from APPA Suppliers exclusively for APPA Distributors.  These discounts will never be offered to non-APPA members and are worth over $50,000 a year in savings for Distributors and encourages new business for APPA Suppliers. They are negotiated by APPA to ensure maximum value for both sides of our membership. Many members report the savings on this program has paid for their yearly membership 10 times over.

Service Provider Discounts

APPA has a strong membership and is in a great position to capitalise on this with its group buying potential.  APPAs many Service Providers offer fantastic discounts exclusively to APPA members.  Whether you are a big or small business, the savings made each year through our Service Provider network can make a huge difference to your bottom line.

Product Sourcing

APPA Search is a powerful product sourcing tool for Distributor members and an essential service for Suppliers members to ensure their range is visible to everyone.  APPA Search will provide Distributors with all the information they require about hundreds of thousands of promotional products from all over Australasia.   The numerous filtering options mean your search can be as narrow or as wide spread as you like. One thing is for sure, this search engine is the first step in finding the right product.

Free Education

APPA has always maintained a solid commitment to free education for its members. This can be a very valuable benefit for keeping your staff up skilled at no cost to your business.  The topics of education vary and can include such diverse subjects as investment strategies, employment law, fabric forums, artwork, and decoration techniques – in fact almost anything can be arranged when there is a common expression of interest by our members. APPA has a growing library of industry relevant webinar events and educational videos available through online streaming.


APPA Awards for Promotional Excellence

Make sure your creativity is recognised and rewarded by entering the APPA Awards for Promotional Excellence.  APPA Members report huge returns from the free publicity and an excellent opportunity for self-promotion that is available to the worthy recipients of these awards.  These awards are well respected in the marketing community and have helped our members win and retain some of their best clients.

APPA Staff

APPA has a well-deserved reputation of its staff members going the extra mile for the members. Whether it is assisting with product sourcing, helping members get the best value out of their membership or just passing out chocolates and water at the trade shows, APPA staff are there to help. If you would like any assistance call APPA in Australia or New Zealand during office hours on the toll free number and a friendly staff member will be happy to help.

You can find our details on the contact us page.

Apparition Magazine

APPArition is a full colour glossy magazine that is sent out free to APPA members in June and December. Each issue is packed full of interesting articles to help improve your business. APPArition keeps you abreast of all the latest news and trends of the promotional products industry. An essential read for you and your staff.

Social Events

The promotional product industry is full of interesting and exciting people who love to get together and have fun. APPA members enjoy regular social events that are also geared towards further networking. Nothing helps solidify business relationships like getting together and discussing our common goals, fears and successes. There is no way to put a value on the relationships which will help you achieve all your business can; with the help of fellow like-minded members.

APPA Media Representation

APPA is regularly featured in many high profile publications promoting the industry and APPA members to the wider business community. APPA has an on-going marketing program to promote the use of promotional products as a valuable marketing tool as well as promoting to the end user the benefits of ensuring they only use APPA members.