Multiple-Line, Field Sales Professionals Serving the Home • Housewares • Gourmet • Giftware • Consumer Electronics • Hardware Industries
Home > Membership > Representatives: The Reasons to Belong . . . Now!

Here is our special offer of rep membership 

for first-time joiners and companies 

that have previously belonged, but not since 2013


pays for rep membership 

through all of 2016 and 2017!!

(2016 regular dues are $395 per rep firm per year)

Here is an extraordinary opportunity to belong to IHRA 

and receive all of our member benefits and services 

at more than 50% off our yearly dues 

Why $197.50?

Because we know that once you belong to IHRA you will renew, year after year. 

Here are some of the important benefits of your IHRA membership:

HOT Lines / Lines Available Services that help you get new lines to represent.

Your company will be included in the IHRA Locator distributed at The Housewares Show. The Locator is used by more than 4,000 sales and marketing decision-makers to find multiple-line, field sales professionals.  That is YOU!

Your company listing on the IHRA website is hot-linked from The International Housewares Association website,, an industry focal point.  It’s where manufacturers seeking reps naturally go.  IHRA, and only IHRA, is linked from that important site. 

Access to and use of the IHRA Hospitality Room during the International Home & Housewares Show . . . with free refreshments in the room all day!  And, ample opportunity for peer networking! Some members claim this benefit is worth the whole cost of belonging.

Prior to the Show you will receive listings of manufacturers seeking representatives, in time to make appointments to interview at the Show, and the additional listings acquired during the Show.  Last year almost 100 manufacturers signed up prior to and during the Show.

Numerous member services, including Expert Access to professional consultants (legal, financial, sales, marketing, employee benefits, human resources) at no charge or reduced rates – AND – generous discount programs with both UPS and FEDEX.

NETWORKING, Networking, networking! Our member benefit/service that allows members to seek and receive information from their peers on subjects of interest, as well as providing opportunities for mutual profit.

Our Legal Expert Access Service with Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg Ltd. deserves special mention.  It provides a no-charge telephone consultation on the legal aspects of any matter confronting your business.

Our quarterly newsletter – The REPorter – that keeps you up-to-date on industry happenings and provides timely articles to help you better run your business and personal planning.

REPtops monthly emails culled from our extensive Article Library covering financial, legal, marketing, sales, employee benefits, and human resources topics.

Our Contract Guidelines that will help you negotiate fair and balanced contracts.

FREE Teleforums that help you sharpen your sales, marketing and management skills.


. . . . and much, much more!

To qualify and to receive all of the benefits described above, you must be an independent contractor sales representative of two (2) or more home, housewares, gourmet products and/or consumer electronics & hardware manufacturers on a commission basis.  Membership is for the representative agency and includes all full-time employees.  Just download and complete the application and return it today.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Download membership application