Sale of melamine furniture
Today we want to tell you about one of the new business ideas that, contrary to what we may think, is much simpler and more possible than we think. Surely at home you will have furniture made with this material and you will have noticed the quality of it. Well, the truth is that it is a very versatile and easy to work with and the best thing is that we can get melamine furniture very cheaply.
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In addition to the ease of access, it is a business with a high growth potential, so, executed in the right way, it can have significant market reach, it could even become a family business. Let’s see:
Know how the business works
Basically what we will do is buy the material, design it, manufacture it and then sell it by order we receive. Bear in mind that the manufacturing process consists of joining the panels according to the proposed design, so we can use a carpenter’s shop only to make the cut and the rest will be to join the pieces with the specific measurements. The promotion of our business will be a crucial factor, especially if what we want to do is to manufacture the pieces at home without the need to have a place open to the public.
Define your sector and evaluate the market
We know that we will make furniture with this material, but it is necessary that you choose which particular type of furniture we will make. You have several options: office furniture, home furniture, shop windows, etc. According to the type of furniture we are going to need another series of materials, such as upholstery, metal, etc.
Once you have identified the area in which you want to work, it is time to analyze the demand for this type of furniture and in general the market conditions. Determine the needs of this sector, what they prefer and also evaluate the competition.
Choose your location
As we mentioned, you can have a physical business in one location or set up the manufacturing area at home without the need to rent or buy a physical location to showcase your furniture. However, with this option it is advisable to promote advertising locally and outdoors to increase the possibilities.
If you want to set up a physical store, do not forget to add the acquisition costs, materials, permits and operating licenses to the business plan.
Analyze initial expenses
The investment capital must cover all the expenses we will have initially. In this sense, we identified a series of possible needs that you would have next:
Purchase of the melamine
Consultation with an accountant or lawyer
Operating permits and licenses and environmental regulations
Renting or buying the premises
Conditioning of the space to work
Other processing materials: glass, wood, hand tools, woodworking cut, wood glue, screws, etc.
Salary for personnel
Because the sale of the furniture will be made to order, it is necessary to show customers a series of furniture that you could manufacture based on their requirements and needs, so the customer can get an idea of what they are looking for to get to us, so you must have a catalog which can be virtual and physical to local customers.
Promote your business with:
A web page with your catalogue and contact numbers to set up a meeting with you.
Art galleries where your furniture is exhibited and you can attract the target audience
Flyers and notices in the area where you are located so that they know your business
Social networks to sell to customers in other areas
Inconveniences that can appear: Although it is not necessary to have experience in this type of business given the ease and handling of the material for the elaboration of furniture, it is extremely important that you work and practice in the design and the technique of elaboration of these materials so that the raw material that you buy with your investment does not go to waste. Also, little by little you will be more productive and will manage the process better.
Final recommendation: Customers will buy by order, based on the designs you show in your product catalog, so it is necessary that the presentation of this has creative, useful and very inspired furniture to catch the customer. Remember that when you start with the shipments, which will be made mostly unarmed, you must provide an assembly manual for the customer or offer the service of armed at home.
One of the main advantages of melamine, is that it does not need special finishes, paint or other elements because its finish is perfect, so … do you need more reasons to believe it? Start your business now.