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AIS Furniture Buying

From upholstery to cabinets and beds, across living room, dining room and garden, AIS is the leading furniture buying group in the UK and Ireland.

AIS bedroom furniture and homeware

Get access to the best furniture and furnishing brands

Furniture is our biggest trading category, covering all product areas from upholstery, living room, dining room, garden, beds, and bedroom furniture, and including leading brands such as Duresta, G Plan, Baker Furniture, and Tempur. AIS makes your furniture buying easy. Our collective buying power allows us to source exclusive product ranges and secure exclusive discounts and promotions to maximise our Members' profit margins.

Dreamworld beds

Working with top suppliers across beds, sofa beds and bedroom cabinets, we offer Members exclusive access to ranges from key industry suppliers, including the AIS own label bed range, Dreamworld which was developed in collaboration with our Members.

INDX trade shows

Curated by our furniture buyers, the INDX Furniture and INDX Beds & Bedroom trade shows take place at our exhibition venue, Cranmore Park, twice a year. With unrivalled access to market-leading brands, trend workshops and networking opportunities, both shows are open to the general trade, however each show has an AIS Member only day.

Our Furniture Team

Meet our furniture experts

Emma Rackley
Emma Rackley
Director of Furniture and Home

Having previously been Group Commercial Director at Bensons, Emma joined AIS in 2021, bringing with her a wealth of industry expertise. Emma has also spent time at Leekes, Furniture Village, and Shop Direct.

Rachel Cooper
Rachel Cooper
Upholstery & Category Selector and New Membership Liaison

With a background in furniture retail, Rachel joined AIS in 2002 where she enjoyed roles including Cabinet Selector, Import Manager, and Bed Selector, before taking on her current position in 2021.

Arron Nicholson
Arron Nicholson
Partnership Trading and Imports Manager

With previous positions including Head of Inbound Operations at Connect Distribution Services, and 7 years spent as General Manager at John Lewis National Returns Centre, Arron joined AIS in 2018.

Why become an AIS Furniture Member?

From sourcing the best brands and the best own label product ranges, to negotiating exclusive terms and discounts and curating the INDX Furniture shows, AIS Furniture delivers a complete service to improve our Member’s margins and drive their profitability.

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Exclusive brands

Our exclusive bed range, Dreamworld, is a commercial collection that delivers high-margins and brilliant quality and style.

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Payments made easy

Pay all AIS preferred suppliers with one simple direct debit payment. You’ll also get access to discounts, extended payments, and other beneficial terms.

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Support from furniture buying experts

Our furniture team shares weekly newsletters packed full of the latest updates and news from AIS and the wider industry. Members can join monthly community calls to share best practice and other insights.

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INDX Furniture and INDX Beds shows

See all our key suppliers at INDX Furniture and INDX Beds & Bedroom. Explore the latest products and trends at our independent retailer-focused shows.

Our Products and Services

We have a team of highly respected experts across home, fashion, leisure, sports, and toys.  We source the best brands, suppliers, exclusive products and provide essential, commercially driven services to support the independent retailer.

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Furniture Buying

Furniture is at the heart of the AIS buying group. We give independent retailers access to new, bestselling, and exclusive furniture products across upholstery, cabinet, bedroom, lighting, accessories, and garden.

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Homeware Buying

From well-known brands to exclusively sourced ranges across cookware, kitchenware, small electricals, dining, glassware, home fragrance, and home textiles, AIS is the UK and Ireland’s leading homeware buying group.

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Fashion Buying

Explore men's, women's, and kids ranges across fashion, accessories, and footwear. With access to exclusive brands, a strong focus on lifestyle, high street, and high-end names, plus our own label First Avenue.

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Flooring Buying

The AIS Flooring One team offers Members the best quality, largest, and most innovative selection of floor coverings in the UK and Ireland, with a wide variety of traditional and contemporary products to suit every room of the house.

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Retail Buying and Merchandising

A one-stop-shop of retail industry expertise, supporting with annual strategy and planning, buying, and brand selection - all designed to improve margins and profitability.

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Sports and Leisure Buying

Our newest division, the AIS sports and leisure team work with leading sports, active lifestyle, performance wear, and team wear suppliers with a focus on innovation, expertise, and quality.

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Toy Buying

Playroom is the home of market-leading toy brands as well as unique and sustainable products for children and nursery. As an AIS Member you can get access to exclusive margin-beating import programmes too.

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Easy Payments

CENPAC is our unique AIS central payment system. CENPAC enables Members to settle all invoices from our preferred AIS suppliers with one easy and convenient direct-debit payment.

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Membership is by Application. Register your interest and start your application today.