Retail Compliance

Retail Compliance for Suppliers

Are you a supplier who sells to a retailer enrolled in GRS’ Retail Compliance program? Global Registration Services will help you keep your URNs and licenses renewed and fully compliant with state laws.

Here are the steps you will need to take in order to work with our retail partners under the Retail Compliance program.

How our Retail Compliance program works

U.S. law requires the manufacturers of stuffed articles to register and maintain licenses in order to ship and sell their products in many states. As a supplier, it is your responsibility to ensure the products being sold are compliant and remain compliant with U.S. law.

When a retailer enrolls in the Retail Compliance program, their suppliers of stuffed articles are required to upload their licenses to our online database. Global Registration Services monitors and inspects those licenses to ensure they are valid. We also offer registration and renewal services so suppliers can stay ahead of license violations.

Retail compliance database

GRS makes it easy for retailers to see which of your licenses are valid, which ones need to be renewed, and which ones you still need to register for. With our online portal, retailers will have peace of mind that your products are fully compliant and will avoid store violations.

Manufacturers, suppliers and GRS

When a retailer is enrolled in our Retail Compliance partnership, each of their suppliers is required to enroll each of their URNs in one of GRS’ Monitored Services subscriptions. Depending on which of the three Monitored Services you sign up for, GRS will:

  • Store your licenses online, so you can view, download and print them 24/7
  • Help you stay on top of license renewal dates, or renew your licenses for you
  • Let you know when state laws change that affect your licenses
  • Offer more payment options than many U.S. states accept
  • Pay for any violations or fines you incur due to lapsed licenses, if GRS is at fault
When you subscribe to Retail Compliance as a supplier, you will upload each of your licenses and the GRS team will manually verify their validity. It is your supplier's responsibility to ensure that they (either as the importer/distributor or manufacturer) get compliant and stay compliant with U.S. law.

Take the first step for Retail Compliance as a supplier, and subscribe to one of our three Monitored Services.

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Retail Compliance for Retailers

Retail store violations for stuffed articles can add up to costly fines. By partnering with GRS, we can ensure the stuffed articles that end up on your shelves are fully compliant with state laws.

Our Retail Compliance program has drastically reduced nationwide violations for major retailers to nearly zero. Enroll in the program for free, and get the peace of mind you deserve.

How our Retail Compliance program works

As a retailer, you are likely working with a supplier who manufactures or importers stuffed articles for you. U.S. law requires manufacturers to register and maintain licenses in order to ship and sell their products in many states.

It is your supplier’s responsibility to ensure that the factories they work with get compliant and stay compliant with U.S. law.

When you enroll in the Retail Compliance program, your suppliers will be required to upload the licenses tied to your products to our online database. Global Registration Services monitors and inspects those licenses to ensure they are valid, and offers registration and renewal services for your suppliers and manufacturers if they need support.

Working with GRS helps avoid store violations and gives peace of mind that your stuffed bedding, furniture and toy products are fully compliant.

Retail compliance database

Our Retail Compliance database makes it easy to see which of your suppliers have valid licenses, and which ones still need to register or renew. With our online portal, you will have peace of mind that your products are fully compliant and will avoid store violations.

Manufacturers, suppliers and GRS

It is the responsibility of your suppliers — and every factory they work with — to keep your stuffed articles compliant. Global Registration Services works directly with those suppliers and manufacturers, and makes the registration and renewal processes simple.

Manufacturers, suppliers and GRS

When you enroll in Retail Compliance, each of your suppliers will be required to subscribe to one of our three Monitored Services. They will upload each of their licenses, and our team will manually verify their validity. If each license is valid, it is “Certified” by GRS and you will avoid violations.

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Lab testing and compliance

Your test lab makes sure products are safe for consumers. Now, with unparalleled insight into compliance data, your lab can ensure those products comply with regulatory laws, too. Many of our retail partners make verifying URN status part of their testing protocols.

Compliance, at no cost to your store

Enrolling in Retail Compliance is free for your retail chain store, and it can save you from costly fines due to lapsed or invalid licenses.

Your suppliers will pay for the yearly cost of a Monitored Services subscription for each URN uploaded in their account, as well as a $315.00 cost to enter your store’s Vendor ID. The fee is yearly as long as that company is a supplier of your store, or for as long as the Retail Compliance partnership between your store and GRS is active.

Retail Compliance for Test Labs

Your test lab makes sure products are safe for consumers. Now, with unparalleled insight into compliance data, your lab can ensure those products comply with regulatory laws, too.

Many of our retail partners make verifying URN status part of their testing protocols. Here’s how the Retail Compliance program can benefit your test lab.

How our Retail Compliance program works

When a retailer enrolls in the Retail Compliance program, their suppliers of stuffed articles are required to upload their licenses to our online database. Global Registration Services monitors and inspects those licenses to ensure they are valid. We also offer registration and renewal services so suppliers can stay ahead of license violations.

Partnering with GRS means no more store violations and more peace of mind that your products are compliant with state-required stuffed article regulations.

Retail compliance database

As a test lab partnered with a retailer enrolled in Retail Compliance, GRS makes it easy to see which suppliers, and which ones still need to register or renew. With our online portal, you will be able to quickly determine whether products are fully compliant with state-required stuffed article regulations.

Here is an example of one of our retail partners that has made compliance part of their testing protocols. Your own protocols may vary, but this outline demonstrates how simple it can become to wrap compliance into your existing processes:

  • All stuffed article suppliers who work with the retailer must be in GRS’ Retail Compliance database
  • During their complex testing process, the contracted test lab checks the GRS system for a status of the licenses associated with the product
  • The information accessed by the test lab goes in the testing report, which the retailer can reference for peace of mind
  • Any suppliers who hold expired or invalid licenses are contacted and held accountable for registration or renewal

Register for Retail Compliance

Global Registration Services works with some of the largest names in retail, including Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond and more. Taking the first step as a supplier for our retail partners begins with creating a GRS account.

Once you’ve created your account, you are required to subscribe to the Retail Compliance program as well as one of our Monitored Services. Tap the button below to get started.

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Register for Retail Compliance

Our Retail Compliance program can keep your stuffed bedding and furniture products compliant, and eliminate store violations. Fill out the intake form below, and the GRS team will reach out to register you for our Retail Compliance partnership.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Register for Retail Compliance

Partnering with GRS for Retail Compliance can keep your stuffed bedding and furniture products compliant, and eliminate store violations. Fill out the intake form below, and the GRS team will reach out to register you for our Retail Compliance partnership.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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