The Network – America's Window Covering Buying Network, and WFCP™ – Window Fashions Certified Professionals Program including, Vision Magazine have joined forces to offer the independent designer, decorator and workroom, the ability to join both organizations for one low annual fee.
Our companies are excited to offer this unique opportunity to our industry. You can feel confident you are joining the best-of-the-best for purchasing product, educational programs and industry news. Learn more about The SuperMembership advantages by clicking on the links below. You will not find another offering that will provide the quality of vendors, depth of services, educational programs and promotional opportunities that The SuperMembership brings to you.
America's Window Covering Buying Network is comprised of hundreds of independent designers, decorators, workrooms and retail stores across the United States and Canada. The purpose of The Network is to provide members with buying programs from leading suppliers that will allow members to purchase product at better pricing than on their own. In addition to better pricing, program benefits range from monthly promotions to reduced sampling costs, member web sites, promotional media, and help to promote your business.
Savings will depend on your purchases, but you can expect savings of 5% to 15% or more depending on the products you purchase most often. You will receive savings on all major manufacturers and product lines. Savings of thousands of dollars per year are attainable! Here is what one of our new members had to say...
"The Network saved my company over $3,000 on our very first order! The Network gives us a great competitive advantage." Darlene Bruns, Owner of Sheerly Elegant Fabric Creations.
Monthly promotions are available to all Network members via the Promotional Calendar. Discounts off product, Free Upgrades and Features, etc. all provide you with a competitive advantage.
"The Network News" provides industry updates from our programmed manufacturers, headquarter news, monthly promotional updates and much more. The newsletter provides you with a great source of industry information.
The public side features an Idea Studio showing various room settings the public can view to find design ideas. Each Network member can have their own landing page for their web presence. A member may include their personnel photo, bio, logo, and contact information. Customization is available too.
A lead generating search feature allows the public the ability to find a Network member within their market area.
Weekly E-Mail Blasts bring up-to-the-minute promotional opportunities directly to your e-mail account. E-Mail Blasts are another way The Network drives your product costs down and your profits up.
The Network™ has partnered with Constant Contact to provide our members with a mininum savings of 20%. Constant Contact E-Mail Marketing is an easy way for you to connect with your customers and for customers to share your message with their networks. The more customers spread the word about your business – the more you will grow.
WFCP™ is the longest running professional education program for interior design professionals wanting to specialize in custom window coverings. By enrolling in the Window Fashions Certified Professionals Program – WFCP – you will be joining an elite group and taking the first step in distinguishing yourself as a window-fashions certified professional.
- provides an introduction to window fashion design, product, applications
- gain understanding of general design principles, business and sales techniques
- must accumulate 12 WFCP credits and pass assessment test
- focuses on intermediate technical knowledge of design and application, professional selling practices and fabrication
- must accumulate 30 WFCP credits, pass assessment test, create a project and complete Associate Level
- includes complex design topics with thorough understanding of Specialist level teachings
- must accumulate 45 WFCP credits, pass assessment test, submit a project, complete speaking tutorial and complete Specialists and Associate Levels
- accepted into WFCP Elite, a group participating in market research, focus groups and speaking engagements
- must accumulate 75 WFCP credits, have at least 5 years of experience and complete Master, Specialists and Associate Levels
- requires enrollment in design program of at least 2 years at an accredited college, university or trade school
- must accumulate 10 WFCP credits
Obtain Designer Specialist Status in less than half the time with the WFCP Online Certification Program!
The course includes live video chat and hands-on time with expert instructors. Each session tailored to your needs in a natural progression. Complete the additional self-directed webinars and you can become a WFCP Certified Design Specialist.
The program is easy, affordable and a fast way to market yourself as the go-to Certified Design Specialist in your area!
WF VISION magazine is the leading industry magazine for all those involved in the design, development, production, sales and marketing of custom window fashions and home accessories. VISION publishes articles of interest to designers, workrooms, retailers, fabricators, manufacturers and everyone involved in custom home fashions.
SuperMembership also provides you with a free subscription to WF Vision magazine – keeping you updated on industry news and a step ahead of the competition.
Your annual SuperMembership provides you with purchasing programs from The Network's participating vendors providing you with group discounts on your orders; exclusive Monthly Promotions offering discounts, free upgrades and more; Newsletters with group & industry news, trends, etc; Web Site with member landing page; E-Mail Blasts, and so much more.
Joining is easy...
Simply download and complete the SuperMembership Application HERE and mail it to The Network with your payment. Your SuperMembership for The Network and WFCP will be promptly processed. You will receive a phone call from us when we receive your application to answer any questions you may have.
Interested in only becoming a member of The Network™? Find Out HERE
To learn more on how your company can benefit from a working partnership with The Network™ and WFCP™ contact:
Paul Van Noy – Managing Director –
Laura Burke – National Accounts Manager –
Phone: 847-281-3152 | Fax: 847-918-1182
Your annual SuperMembership provides you with discounts on the WFCP – Window Fashions Certified Training Programs – the best in the industry!
Plus you receive Window Fashion Vision Magazine - the "voice of the industry," and Vision e-spotlight weekly and monthly product Newsletters e-mailed to you with important industry and vendor news.
You will receive free admission to the Vision 12 – International Window Covering Expo trade show that brings industry leaders from around the world together for buying, planning and training. You will experience new product information, great seminars and the industry's most extensive educational program. The event is open only to the trade and is a "must see" event each year.
Additional Membership Benefits:
- FREE Webinar each month
- Monthly Get Connected e-newsletter
- Basic Textbook for new members
- QuickBooks Coaching Program
- FREE Publicity – Pitchrate
- Web Portfolio Page
- Member Kit
- Exclusive Product Offers
- Studio Designer Coaching
- Web Design Assistance
To learn more on the Window Fashions Certified Professional Training Program contact:
Grace McNamara – President & CEO –
Phone: 651-756-8834 | Fax: 651-756-8141