Why NAW?

NAW is more than a trade association. We are committed partners in helping wholesaler-distributors to be so good at what they do that no one else would want to do it.

Our “strategic results” approach is short on time commitment but long on ROI. What does that mean?

There are no trade shows to attend, golf excursions or committees to sit on. Instead, NAW is 100% focused on the business of distribution, helping wholesaler-distributors tackle today’s challenges while also identifying the channel disruptors of tomorrow.

Our unique position as the umbrella organization that represents the entire industry enables us to bring together the largest and best-in-class distribution firms to share best practices with their non-competing peers, making every corner of our industry stronger.

Associate Member: If you are not a wholesaler-distributor, but are interested in the industry, you can join NAW as an Associate Member. Complete the Associate Member Application (PDF) or pay online by credit card.

5.9 Million Employees Nationwide

30,000 Companies

$7.4 Trillion in Economic Activity

Who We Are

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is the only national trade association representing the entire $7 trillion distribution industry in Washington, D.C. We help our member companies grow revenue and innovate their operations by advocating for pro-business policies, facilitating the exchange of ideas among distribution’s brightest minds, and partnering with emerging and established technology companies to accelerate innovation and digital transformation. 

What Our Members Say

Member Resources

NAW is the voice of the wholesale distribution industry, and we pride ourselves in helping wholesaler-distributors to be the best they can be. To support our members, we offer many resources – ranging from policy support to make your voice heard in Washington, to resources that help you follow industry trends and best practices, to opportunities to network and benchmark with peers, not competitors.

Government Relations

Digital Warehouse

Business Services

If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more, contact membership@naw.org or 202-872-0885.

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