Let’s Collaborate! Here at Smart Furniture, we love working with designers, architects, and other design professionals. Over the past 25 years, we’ve learned a few things about converting a space into a beautiful and functional environment that reduces stress and increases productivity. The Smart Furniture design team has worked with designers on countless space planning projects. And well, we’re not trying to boast but we are design and space planning experts.
You may be asking yourself, what sets the Smart Furniture design team and trade program apart? Being an industry insider really does have its benefits. To begin, we have long-standing relationships with many furniture manufacturers and we are able to leverage those partnerships to offer our trade clients exclusive discounts and great incentives. In other words, we can save you and your client money. Also, as a Smart Furniture Trade client, you will receive early notification of new product launches and promotions so you can set you project timeline to take advantage of these special events.
As a design professional, you’ve certainly noticed the shift in your clients’s requests to streamlined silhouettes, beautiful hand crafted wood casegoods, ,and a more modern design aesthetic overall. Here at Smart Furniture we carry all of your clients’ most coveted brands like Herman Miller, Knoll, Kartell, Vitra, and Cherner. New Modern brands like Blu Dot, Gus, BDi, Skovby and, more. And, US made upholstery by Younger, American Leather, Precedent, and Universal. Classic Scandinavian seating from Ekornes and IMG. You need not worry about establishing new relationships with every vendor because we already have that covered for you. We make sure you get VIP treatment from all of our partners.
As a busy design professional, you’ve got enough on your plate. Smart furniture’s Trade program offers personalized service that leaves you free to create! Still early in the design process? Why not start with some complementary fabric, wood, or laminate for your client? After all, everyone likes to see and feel befor they buy. Order Complimentary fabric and wood Swatches or speak with one of our Design Consultants for detailed product info and advice.
Once you are ready to place an order, you will be connected to your personally assigned dedicated trade specialist. They know the details of your project and and are on hand to help with product related questions.
Once your order is received, we’re still with you every step of the way. Your personal customer service representative is there to provide timely updates via email and is there if you need a more detailed overview on production and shipping.
You’ve wooed and won and measured and sourced for that perfect project. The pieces not only have been ordered, but are in and ready for delivery! As a member of the Trade Program at Smart Furniture, we’ve got you with our expert nationwide shipping and freight partnerships. We manage order entry, production, shipping monitoring, sales order and invoice paperwork, item inspections and warehousing, and delivery for you. We can even coordinate with your freight forwarding company, warehouse, or expeditor service.
How do I join the Smart Furniture Trade Program?
We make it super easy to join Smart Furniture’s Trade Program! Whether you need to place order immediately or just be on file for faster access down the road, it’s simple. Simply gather your digital documents for qualification. These can include:
- Current membership with a recognized design organization (e.g ASID, IIDA, AIA, NKBA, IDC)
- Proof Interior Design Certification (e.g. NCIDQ, CCIDC)
- Valid Business License that identifies the business as based in Interior Design, Architecture or Home Building industries
- Your company website or profile is optional
- If you are opting for Tax Free status, we will need a copy of your tax exemption certificate for each state where merchandise will be delivered.
You can sign up online at the link below, or send your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or ask for a trade specialist at 888-949-9042 with questions (you will still need to submit your documents digitally).
Within 24 hrs (or less) your trade account specialist will be in touch to confirm and introduce themselves. That’s all there is to it!