A nationally recognised body, the National Association of Furniture Agents Inc (NAFA) aims to ensure the best interests of furniture agents are maintained.
Originally formed in 1975 when agents from various industries came together to discuss the formation of an association that would protect their rights and interests, the furniture association as it is today was officially formed in May 1991.
The furniture association acts on behalf of furniture agents who are responsible for representing all those involved in the furniture industry, from manufacturers and importers through to wholesalers and suppliers.
NAFA has created a ‘Standard Agreement Form,’ for the benefit of furniture agents and suppliers, and details the benefits and obligations between the two parties.
The ‘Code of Conduct’ document outlines the responsibilities furniture agents have to their suppliers and retailers, and ensures they behave in a professional manner at all times.
The furniture association offers membership to individuals and businesses who are involved in the representation of furniture manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and suppliers.
NAFA currently has members in most Australian states and territories, and member numbers continue to grow.
Member benefits include:
- Enhanced exposure via the opportunity to list business and personal details on the NAFA website
- Enhanced exposure via the ability to create personal profile pages on the NAFA website.
- Links to other industry groups.
- Exposure to other furniture manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and suppliers.
- Discounts when using fleet vehicles.
Furthermore, the furniture association's website allows users to advertise for a furniture agent in their local area, which is of great benefit to agents and other industry employees alike.