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NSSF Partners with Orchid Advisors, Epicor, and NASGW on Firearms Retail Development Program



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October 17, 2016

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Bill Brassard

NSSF Partners with Orchid Advisors, Epicor and NASGW on Firearms Retail Development Program

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NEWTOWN, Conn.—The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry’s trade association, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Orchid Advisors, Epicor Software Corporation and the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) to create a Firearms Industry Retail Development ProgramTM.

“We’re pleased to partner with Orchid, Epicor Software and NASGW to help ensure that firearms retailers have the very best suite of compliance and business support services available,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.  “The value of the Firearms Industry Retail Development Program offering is unrivaled.”

The Firearms Industry Retail Development Program will provide retailers who sell firearms and other NFA products with an unparalleled suite of proactive business, technology and regulatory services. The Program will be supported by four organizations including the NSSF and NASGW trade associations, Orchid Advisors, the firearms industry’s trusted compliance and operations experts, and Epicor Software, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth.

  • Compliance Program Services – On-site ATF/Import/NFA compliance evaluation, a digital evaluation of electronic A&D books and access to an online state firearms regulatory portal.
  • On-call Legal Services – a legal defense fund, an ATF/Import/NFA hotline, on-site inspection support and advisory services, provided by Orchid Advisors.
  • Business Growth Tools – On-call business consulting, an on-site Process / Systems control evaluation, and an annual online POS technology developments conference.
  • A&D Books and Tools – Paper or electronic A&D software via the Epicor FFL Compliance ManagerTM (designed by Orchid Advisors), Serial Number Inventory Software, Policies and Procedures and self-audit guides.
  • Education – Enrollment in the online Firearms Compliance UniversityTM, access to a suite of on-line business courses and discounted access to both SHOT Show University and the Firearms Industry Compliance Conference.


“We are delighted to see industry-leading organizations collaborate on this proactive retailer-focused growth initiative,” says Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors. “Industry sales are strong but very dynamic and modernizing the manufacturer-distributor-retail supply chain will take focus in the coming years. The Firearms Industry Retail Development Program will help to improve efficiency and effectiveness through tools and enable retailers to focus on stocking shelves and selling products.”


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.

About Orchid Advisors
Orchid Advisors assists firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers in achieving compliance and operational excellence through education, technology, software and consulting solutions that reduce risk, cut costs and provide expert guidance to make our client’s business more successful and efficient. Orchid Advisors is the trusted firearms industry compliance & operations experts and is endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. For more information, visit www.orchidadvisors.com.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution–in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers – both national and international – all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories. As a trade association representing the business interests of its members, NASGW’s mission is to bring shooting sports buyers and sellers together. For more information about the NASGW, visit the association’s website at www.nasgw.org.

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