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In the furniture blog we will discuss topics that will help you to make the right choice regarding your furniture

Furniture Warehouse

carl drotsky - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In need of new furniture? Try a furniture warehouse

Let’s face it, if you’re in the market for new furniture there are many ways you could go about finding what you like. You could jump into your car and take yourself down to a showroom in your local mall, or you could try sniffing out a deal in your local newspaper. And then, of course, you’ve got furniture warehouses – filled with great deals, but without the frill and fuss. And the bonus is that many of them are online, meaning you wouldn’t even need to leave home to find what you were looking for!

The main difference between your traditional showroom and furniture warehouses is set up and cost. Showrooms will be set up to mimic one’s home environment, with wall hangings, beautiful carpets and perfect lighting – the special touches to help persuade you to buy a particular piece of home furnishing. Although this can be helpful, the costs involved will probably be carried through into the prices of the items on the floor. You will not find a similar setup and resulting cost carry-over in a furniture warehouse.

Furniture warehouses, in order to keep prices to a minimum, do not try for anything flashy or trendy in terms of setup. What you see is what you get, which helps furniture warehouse merchants keep costs down. You might not be seeing the furniture in a beautiful setting with amazing ambience but, if you use your imagination, you could quite conceivably be able to imagine what a piece would look like in your home. This will save you money and, if you do research through a furniture warehouse’s website before visiting them in person, you could save yourself time too. You might even be able to buy the furniture online, thus saving yourself a trip to their premises altogether.

Some furniture warehouses will specialise in selling “rejects” – pieces that have small, superficial flaws that don’t detract from their usefulness or aesthetic appeal. You may be quite happy buying one of these pieces purely because of the benefit in savings. One word of caution though – make sure that you are not buying significantly lower-quality furniture just to save a bit of cash. This will turn around and bite you eventually. If you are getting a deal that seems too good to be true, find out why and then decide whether you’re still willing to go through with it.
In short, furniture warehouse-type stores can be a blessing if you need new furniture but cannot afford to buy from upmarket stores. Most consumers will know what they are looking for (and how much they’d like to spend) before they even step foot out of their homes. Good quality furniture is an asset but doesn’t have to break the bank. Be wise – next time you’re in the market for a bureau, bookcase or a sofa, try a furniture warehouse

Furniture Wholesalers

carl drotsky - Monday, May 03, 2010

Furniture Wholesalers

South African furniture wholesalers play an extremely important role in getting the furniture from the manufacturer to the consumer. Without wholesalers there would be less goods produced and fewer choices in specific items for the consumer to buy. Wholesaler’s allow manufacturers to use the space in their factory for production, and allow retailers to buy smaller amounts of furniture than would otherwise be necessary and sometimes passing on savings to the consumer as well.

What is a furniture wholesaler?

A furniture wholesaler sometimes called a distributor is the middle man between the manufacture and the retailer. Manufacturer’s have limited space which is needed to produce their product. Once they finish a product they have limited space in which to store it. Keeping the furniture they made at the factory would mean that they would have to either build additional storage facilities or would have to take up room they need for production to store the finished product. This would result in less furniture being manufactured and could result in workers only working infrequently while the manufacturer was waiting for furniture retailers to purchase their goods.
Retailers too only have so much space to showcase the furniture they sell. Without the wholesaler the retailer would have to sell most of their stock in their showroom and then wait for the manufacturer to produce more and then restock.
The furniture retailer however, has large store house where they can store the furniture that is manufactured and then delivery those goods each retailer needs to their specific store. This allows the retailer to reorder one or two pieces of a specific piece of furniture that is high demand without having to wait for the manufacturer to make more.
Furniture wholesalers not only sell their furniture to retail stores but also to institutions and businesses. For example, a wholesaler may sell the furniture directly from their warehouse to motels looking for large quantities of beds, nightstands, dressers, small tables, and chairs. This allows the motel to purchase the furniture they need at a much lower price than if they had to buy from a retailer.

How purchasing from a wholesaler can save you money

In some cases the furniture retailer, also has their own retail stores in which they sell quality furniture directly to consumers at discount prices which can result in huge savings for the consumer. These wholesalers offer the same quality furniture that you would purchase in retail stores at a lower price than most retail stores can sell their furniture for. This allows the wholesaler one more way to sell the furniture they purchase from the manufacturer and can result in large savings for the consumer.
Whether you are a large or small retail store buying from a furniture wholesaler that handles quality furniture at a reasonable price will help you to not only save you money but increase your businesses as your customers will be well satisfied with the products you sell. As a consumer buying from a wholesaler directly can result in huge savings while meeting your decorating needs. South African furniture wholesalers can meet the needs of the manufacturer, the retailer, and the individual consumer and they help keep the economy of South Africa growing.


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