Porter International Designs started in response to the needs of small to mid-sized retailers striving to compete in the highly competitive container driven retail environment. The company provides the opportunity to join a group of aggressive retailers who pool orders together to source overseas product and flow containers. This system allows the group to avoid the many pitfalls of container buying. In addition, Porter International Designs has no purchase minimums, which allows a retailer of any size to compete with national retailers.
Porter International Designs is experiencing exponential growth and continues to travel to Asia to source the best in container products. The current lineup includes casual dining, motion, upholstery and leather, bedroom suites, and a line of occasional pieces. Founded by President David Weiss in 2008, Porter is now among the 10 largest importers into the Port of Portland. Porter shares containers with over 150 retailers in the Northwest.