Affordable furniture is an important part of the global market for homeware and accessories due to their popularity with the public. This is especially true in two cases of supply chain, dropship and wholesale importance.
Firstly, small furniture products such as a pouffe, bedside, table lamp, mini tripod clock and indeed sitting cushions are known to be affordable. They also are small enough in volume and size to fit in most small homes and apartments, a fact which remains true across the developed world. Petite furniture of small size and build will also remain popular as a cheap option because of these reasons. They’re also similarly popular with dropshippers and wholesalers, along with e-commerce and brick and mortar retailers because of their easiness to store and high value per storage cost.
Secondly, bulk buying in the world of wholesale is important in lowering costs and creating a cheaper final product for the consumers. Lots of regular and dropship wholesalers can offer lower prices to customers who bulk buy. This is for economy of scale reasons as well as to entice retailers to buy more furniture products and take it off their shelves. This lesson can also be applied to dropship retailers who wish to expand their market and thus have products at lower prices.
Cheap furniture is particularly important in today’s economic environment with consumers having lower disposable incomes and higher costs of living. This spending squeeze is reflected in the furniture and accessories industry. It is the reason behind bulk buying and small pieces — cheap furniture really. It caters to the largest set of consumers in the economy and is tailored to a specific niche.
Of course, cheap furniture doesn’t have to be of poor quality. Handmade, solid wood furniture can also be sustainably made and affordable if the right tools and supply chain methods are used. Using a streamlined supply chain and efficiency in storage, packaging and manufacturing, sustainably made furniture cab be made cheaply. This benefits the artisans who make these products as well. This is because even though the amount they get paid per unit may be lower, due to the number of products made and the efficiency of the process, their earnings increase overall. These are pumped into local economies and communities who benefit from our love of cheap furniture from across the globe;