Membership

FAQ


What's the benefit I get by joining MRA?

You will be have the opportunity to explore other trade and expand your business network through MRA’s collaboration with members and other industry players as well as approved local and foreign organizations namely Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA) – infochatz & get-together events You will able to participate in training workshops , forums, conferences , exhibitions (if any) ; you will get up-to date information on latest Government’s policies, incentives , legislation’s, enactment’s, procedures and practices, as well as quarterly retail statistical data.

How can MRA help my business?

Where there are matters that affect the retail industry, MRA will represent members to address concerns with various respective Government’s Ministries, Local and Municipal Councils and bodies via meetings and dialogue.

Your outlet will benefit from our ‘Retail Service and Courtesy’ Accreditation Programme, should you participate, as it will help to enhance your business outlets retail services from feedback given by the judges who are experienced retail practitioners.

If your outlet plays music, you will get special rate for music royalty fee, when you pay through MRA eg to MACP (Music Authors’ Copyright Protection).

How much is the membership fees?

Ordinary & Affiliate Members – entrance fee is RM2000.00 and subscription fee is based on annual turnover.
Associate Member - entrance fee is RM500.00 and annual subscription fee is RM300.00
What’s the difference between Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members?
- Ordinary & Associate Members are Retailer.
- Affiliate Member are Non-retailer but retail related.

What's the difference between Ordinary and Associate Members?

Ordinary Members must meet membership criteria.
If you do not meet the membership criteria, you will become Associate Member.
* ONLY Ordinary Member entitled to exercise the rights to vote at the General Meetings.

Can I opt to become an Associate Member even if I qualified to become Ordinary Member?

No, if you are qualified as Ordinary Members, you cannot opt to become Associate Member.

If I apply to become member in June, what’s the membership fee like?

Should your application been approved in June, you will pay entrance fee together with subscription fee that will be pro-rated according to number of days balance in the year.