Xplor membership is divided into two basic categories, business end users and industry partners. Please review the definitions below to determine which membership type you qualify for and refer to the Member Benefits page for entitlements. Keep in mind that Xplor’s criteria are based on products and services of the company and not an individual’s role.
Xplor defines a business end user as a user of technology. Those who print, mail, or distribute direct mail, bills, statements, or any other transactional document via print, the web, social media, and/or mobile. Consultants, analysts and service bureaus are considered business end users as well.
An industry partner is a company that sells hardware, software, or services to an end user customer. If your company’s objective is to sell hardware or software to the Xplor audience and its companies, you are likely considered an industry partner. If you are in doubt, please contact us.
Student/Retired – $25 – For undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled full-time in school or recent graduates (within one year of graduation date) or for retired industry professionals who want to stay current with the industry, mentor a young professional, volunteer service to the association, and/or keep in touch with Xplor friends made over career. Any employment by a retiree must be outside the industry. Consultants do not qualify for this type.
Professional Individual – $99 – This membership level covers a single person and stays with the individual, regardless of the company, for the one-year term of the membership.
Professional Company – $895 – This membership level is for an organization or company. An unlimited number of employees can be added to the membership, and unlike the Professional Individual, the Professional Company members can be changed with additions or removals. The membership does not follow an individual. If you have more than four people who would take advantage of Xplor benefits, this option is the best value.
Vendor Company – $895 – This membership level is for our industry partners. Currently, only company membership is available for our industry partners, but we have added some exclusive benefits just for them. The biggest of them is a listing in our Industry Partner Directory for the duration of membership. As with the Professional Company membership, this covers an unlimited number of members and can be changed throughout the membership.