Glenna Zimmerman Chair September 07th, 2018 - 04:55:11
A good way to help people find your store is to offer the chairs with on-line auction sites, even if you break-even on the sales, it is an excellent way to find new customers. Establish yourself on a regular basis and your customer list will grow quickly. Make sure that you make known that you are willing to take special orders of your products in fabric choices they may prefer.
A typical quality beanbag chair will have a durable muslin inner bag that holds the beans, or filling. Then it has an outer cover that can later be taken off and laundered as needed, this cover has a zipper on it (or Velcro closures). It takes 3-5 yards of fabric each for the inner case and the outer cover of an adult size chair, the outer cover will need a long zipper (or Velcro). Each adult chair requires about 6 cu. feet of filling.
When you want to spend time relaxing with your family and friends, your front porch is the perfect place to do that. If you have the right front porch furniture, especially porch rocking chairs, then everyone will enjoy spending time together on the porch just relaxing or even playing games.
This would be an excellent product to sell on-line. If you are able to open a store and sell on-line, you will be able to reach a vast amount of buyers. The internet proves to be a good choice where you can create a website to display pictures of your beanbag chairs on the website. Include all of the information on what is available for people to order from you. Since these chairs (filled with polystyrene) won't be very heavy, they should be easy to ship also. You will want to ship with companies that charge by weight and not size.
I owned a bar once upon a time and we really bootstrapped it. We were short on start up money and needed a bunch of tables. These tables also had to be quite durable as our clientele tended to drink and carry on quite a bit. I'll admit that it wasn't me but my partner Scott that came up with the idea. Industrial spools. We found a place in Montreal that sold and re-sold huge industrial spools, the kind that can carry a few miles of telephone wire, anywhere from two to ten feet in diameter. We rented a van and went down there. The place was totally fine with us helping ourselves to six spools, each about four feet high and four feet in diameter. We simply sanded them down and applied generous amounts of shellac. They turned out beautifully.
I wrote a piece recently on cool chairs. It got me to thinking how easy it would be to set up a little business creating really funky chairs out of materials found for free or nearly free just about anywhere. It is a lot easier to find used industrial parts than people realize. Often these parts can be cleaned up, polished, stained or painted and with a little creativity, turned into beautiful pieces of furniture that double as terrific conversation items.