These managers had a ready supply of stylish consumer apparel products they wanted to sell to AFCNA.
AFCNA developed into a cooperative that combines a purchasing function with marketing.
For alpaca owners and breeders who might feel that a retail store would offer them some additional earnings potential, AFCNA has developed an innovative service, the alpaca products station (informally called the "store in-a-box").
AFCNA is pursuing many product processing and marketing initiatives.
By 2001, AFCNA began to break even and in 2002 had positive net income while eliminating carryover losses from 2000.