ARS Trade Program

Area Rug Shop

Trade Program


Once credentials are verified, all design partners who spend a minimum of $5K, cumulative within any of our 6 locations or online, will automatically hold an ARS Membership & can then begin enjoying all the exclusive benefits within our Trade Program. As a partner in design, you will receive Trade Savings on all regular priced items and additional savings on all sale items.

New Product

As a Trade Insider you will receive invitations to exclusive events and previews of our newest product launches before public access. We will also keep you updated on the latest styles and trends in the industry.


Need design advice or want to learn more about our products? Our rug experts are available in-store and online through our video consultation service for product recommendations and personalized style tips. Our one-on-one consultation allows you to plan and schedule the dedicated help needed in finding the perfect pieces for your projects.


Our ARS Trade Program welcomes design professionals including architects, home stagers, builders and interior designers.
Apply online today with the following documentation:

• Business licence or GST registration
• Business card, professional certification or membership to a relevant professional organization


Applying for the ARS Trade Program

I don’t meet all of the requirements. Will I be approved?

If you do not meet the requirements, we still encourage you to complete your application and our ARS Trade Representative will reach out with additional questions. All ARS Trade members are required to provide a valid business license or GST registration to be eligible for the program. Please contact our ARS Trade Representative for further questions on eligible requirements at

Why does the ARS Trade program have requirements?

We want our clients and yours to feel confident when they hire a business with an ARS Trade membership that they are working with a professional that has education and experience behind them.

How soon can I use my membership after I am approved?

Once credentials are verified and the minimum of $5K cumulative is spent within any of our 5 locations or online, you will automatically become a member of our Trade Program. This can take up to ten business days. Your approval email will include your membership credentials to redeem your discount online. Simply let an associate know you are a member and show your photo ID when making a purchase in-store and your discount will be applied at check out. For online purchases please email for your personalized promo code.

How long does it take to receive my membership approval?

Once you complete the application, we'll contact you within 5-10 business days to let you know if you're approved. Your approval email will contain all of the membership details you will need to redeem your discount in-store.

I don’t know if I am already an ARS Trade member. How can I check?

Please email and we can confirm if you are currently enrolled in the ARS Trade program.

Using your ARS Trade Membership

What do I get with my ARS Trade membership?

As an ARS Trade member, you will enjoy exclusive benefits including:

• Savings on all regular-priced products & additional savings on all sale items
• First-look emails for seasonal collections and new product launches
• Personalized service from our dedicated design consultant

Can my client make a purchase using my membership details?

You will be asked to provide your ARS Trade membership information along with a valid photo ID when you shop in-store. Your client may pay for the purchase but you must be present to provide your information.

I haven’t been approved yet. Can I use my discount?

The ARS Trade discount is not available to use until you've been approved as a program member. If you applied for your membership more than 10 business days ago, please contact to check the status of your application.

How long is my membership valid?

Your membership is valid for 1 full year. Upon expiry, you will receive renewal instructions via email. An ARS Trade representative will verify your information and your membership will be renewed.

What is the return policy for Custom Rugs?

All custom orders are made to suit your unique taste and specifications. For this reason, all custom orders will be final sale.

Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable. Return shipping and return pick up fees are your responsibility and are non-refundable.

How do I update my account information?

To update your contact information, please email

Terms and Conditions

Area Rug Shop may alter, limit, or modify the rules, regulations, benefits or eligibility for membership at any time in its sole discretion, without prior notice.