About IMA

IMA LogoThe Internet Merchants Association (IMA) is a nonprofit (501c6) trade association for companies involved in internet commerce. IMA was founded to provide internet commerce companies with proper knowledge and education as well as best business practices in the ever-changing world of e-commerce.

Through discussion and the exchange of ideas, IMA provides a base where companies benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of our membership as a whole. IMA is a trusted source of industry information for legislators, authorities and external Wall Street analysts that require information regarding e-commerce and business.

Communicate 
Membership includes access to IMA’s private membership forums which allow interaction with other leading e-commerce business owners who are eager and willing to exchange business ideas, discuss the latest e-commerce trends, and answer any business questions members might have regarding e-commerce. The membership forums also allow members to have direct contact with representatives from large internet venues, such as Amazon, eBay, Google and more.

Educate
Trying to decide what service programs and platforms would work best for your business model? Not only will you be able to hear from members who have used or are using these services and platforms, you’ll hear from the service providers themselves.

Network 
IMA’s annual business conference in Las Vegas is held in conjunction with ASD/AMD which is the largest variety and general merchandise show in the country. This coming years conference is held the first week of March, 2010. It is host to IMA sponsored workshops and sessions which are designed to expand and increase your business, e-commerce and sales knowledge with input from some of the most noted experts in the industry.

Benchmarks

  • November 5, 2006 – IMA was founded
  • November 11, 2006 – IMA approved it original by-laws.
  • December 5, 2006 – IMA elects Interim Board of Directors
  • February 27, 2007 – IMA first annual conference held
  • February 28, 2007 – IMA elected first permanent board of directors
  • November 1, 2007 – IRS approves IMA non profit status as a 501c6