WELCOME TO UNITED LUGGAGE DEALERS ASSOCIATES (ULDA)

Discover an Inclusive Resource for Travel Goods Retailers

ULDA serves as a collaborative resource that helps retailers improve their buying power, stock exclusive merchandise, and share knowledge.

United Luggage Dealers Associates (ULDA) is a central network created by former members and administrators of the National Luggage Dealers Association (NLDA). ULDA continues NLDA’s legacy to serve as a collaborative resource that helps retailers improve their buying power, stock exclusive merchandise, and share knowledge.

 

Our vision broadens our membership beyond luggage and leather goods dealers to include other specialty retailers—gift stores, airport shops, outdoor retailers, etc.—that also hold a stake in the travel goods industry.

 

We seek members who are willing to share their industry savvy, best practices and ideas in return for the same. By joining forces, we not only position our individual businesses for greater success, but elevate the travel goods industry as a whole.

ULDA's Mission

Our overarching mission is to help our members enhance their customers’ experience, overcome industry challenges and improve their bottom line. 

 

The global travel goods market is expected to generate nearly $23 billion in sales by 2025, and our goal is to ensure our members are positioned to lead the charge. We will leverage our collective strength to help our members:

 

  • Increase their purchasing power

  • Gain access to exclusive merchandise and new sourcing possibilities

  • Tap into the collective knowledge of peers

  • Enjoy cost-saving opportunities

  • Network with peers

  • Strengthen vendor relationships

  • Polish their image as a trusted source for innovative travel goods

How Joining ULDA Will Benefit You

When you join ULDA, you gain an experienced partner that exists to help you operate more successfully. While we plan to add new benefits and services as we grow, we currently offer members:

 

  • Direct import programs from South America (leather goods) and Germany (manicure sets)

  • Access to the private label brands of Dorado, Santa Fe and DAYTREKR

  • Rights to our UPS Preferred Program

  • Participation in exclusive marketing programs, including print/digital catalogs and flyers

  • Access to our collective group knowledge, shared via scheduled remote meetings (Zoom)

  • Increased group purchasing power

  • Vendor relationship support

  • Access to our Google group, a vehicle for shared information and inventory requests

  • Comradery and support, particularly at trade shows and in-person meetings