International Frozen Yogurt Association (IFYA) Review of SpacemanUSA

What is the IFYA?

The International Frozen Yogurt Association (IFYA) is the trade association for the frozen yogurt industry.

As the independent voice of the international frozen yogurt industry, the IFYA offers an unbiased source of information and support for current and prospective frozen yogurt shop operators. We promote standards that elevate the quality of frozen yogurt stores and recognize those shops that meet those standards (the Swirl of Honor quality seal program).

Why was the IFYA created?

The International Frozen Yogurt Association (IFYA) was formed to promote the quality and success of the frozen yogurt industry and to build an international frozen yogurt community.

When I founded the International Frozen Yogurt Association in 2013, one of the main goals was to help current and prospective frozen yogurt shop operators be more successful. We believe that we can help by providing access to useful information and resources, promoting  frozen yogurt quality, and building a community that cares about and loves frozen yogurt.

When I spoke to frozen yogurt shop operators, they talked about the importance of saving on operational costs. The IFYA researched suppliers and developed partnerships with top quality suppliers who were willing to offer IFYA member discounts. IFYA members now enjoy savings on a wide variety of products and services, including frozen yogurt mix, Spaceman USA soft serve machines, packaging, credit card processing, business compliance, worker’s comp insurance, and more. These discounts can save shops thousands of dollars a year.

We’ve sponsored several fun contests for frozen yogurt shops, including the Put Your Best Cup Forward cup design contest with CarryOutSupplies.com, the Creative Froyo Flavor Awards with FrozenDessertSupplies.com and our current contest, The Cool Way to Eat Fruit: Win Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix for Your Shop.

Who joins the IFYA?

Most of our members are current frozen yogurt shop operators. Other members include prospective frozen yogurt shop operators, frozen yogurt industry suppliers and frozen yogurt fans.

A basic level membership in the IFYA is free. Benefits of joining the IFYA include:

  • An online profile so you can create and manage ad campaigns, apply for the Swirl of Honor quality seal program, create and manage Supplier Directory listings, and write supplier reviews
  • Exclusive discounts, including special group insurance rates and discounts on a wide range of supplies for your frozen yogurt shop
  • Members only contests and giveaways
  • Access to members only resources on the IFYA website

We also offer a  premium membership for $50 a year that comes with premium member only discounts.

For additional information about the IFYA, including how to become a member, visit:

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