Homes and offices can be outfitted with a range of styles, from classic to Victorian to French. It all depends on the individual's taste in fabrics and other materials, such as wicker, teak, bamboo, or fine leather. The materials selected will dictate the price as well. Within this industry, there are many different types of wholesaler furniture dealers, such as stores, warehouses, factory outlets, and online sites.
Services can vary by provider. But most offer sales, custom orders, shipping, delivery, returns, and set-up. From sales associates to delivery personnel to managers, this business is comprised of many individuals aiming to give the customer a quality experience. While some may specialize in, say, either indoor or outdoor furniture, many providers sell a variety of pieces, from living and dining room sets to garden patio sets and futons. Many wholesale stores are made up of several different departments ranging from lightweight wicker to fine leather imports to antiques.
Consumers can choose from living rooms, bed rooms, and dining rooms, with options to mix and match bureaus, end tables, desks, and more. One big service wholesalers offer is a bulk discount off large quantity orders. So, the more customers buy, the more they save. This is ideal for those looking to purchase lots of bed room sets for a hotel, for example. Some wholesalers are also manufacturers, making the furniture on site. Others are just outlets where the products are sold to the public.
Related sub categories include retail furniture, designers, used furniture, consignment and resale, rentals, cleaning, furniture frames manufacturers, children's, outdoor, custom, and movers. Many local wholesale dealers offer these same services within their businesses, such as moving, cleaning, repair, and renting services. As you can see, this industry is varied and can be very exciting to work in.