Accessories & Wholesale Home Decor Suppliers – In recent years there has been a shift from furniture only being available from high street or out of town stores, to an increase in transactions being carried out online. In this way the furniture market is no different to the majority of markets.
As people have become savvier about searching online, so retailers have had to reconsider their business model so that they can continue to thrive.
There has also been an influx of online only stores competing for their slice of the furniture pie.
Some of the largest retailers have set up their own supply chain to enable them to purchase direct from the manufacturers. However, this does involve a great deal of cost to set up, manage and hold stock.
Therefore, even the larger retailers, along with smaller operations, will use trade only wholesale suppliers for their stock offering. This has also morphed into wholesale home accessories as retailers put the onus onto wholesale interiors companies to manage the supply of their products.
Trade only furniture wholesalers will either run their own factories, or have the right contacts in, mainly, overseas factories that enable them to consolidate deliveries to a central storage unit within the UK from which they can then distribute products either to the retailers or, by using a drop shipping process, direct to the retailer’s customer.
There are several advantages to using UK home decor wholesalers:
- The wholesale home decor company takes on the burden of paying for the goods meaning the retailer’s exposure is limited.
- Tastes and trends can change rapidly. Using wholesale home accessories suppliers means that the retailers are not stuck with stock that people no longer want.
- UK home ware suppliers also have the clout and wide range of contacts to buy in bulk, so reducing the cost of each product and, therefore, either increasing the margin available or enabling the retailer to compete with lower pricing from their competitors.
- The staff of the UK wholesale interiors companies also have the time to visit various worldwide furniture and spot the trends that are just starting so that their customers can take advantage at the soonest opportunity.
Artisan Furniture is one of the premier UK home interiors wholesalers. Their story started out by supplying cushions and small accessories into the UK marketplace from their operation based in Jaipur, India.
Very rapidly the owners of the business realised that there were a multitude of small, family-based, artisan furniture makers in the Jaipur area that had the skills needed to produce top quality, hand-made furniture. All these small businesses needed was an outlet for their wares.Artisan Furniture stepped in, took the plunge, and started to design and market pieces of furniture that they felt would fit into UK homes.
The products offered have undergone many changes as trends have come and gone. Some products have survived for many years as the style of these items is timeless and will always be in demand.
Other products have fallen by the wayside as they fall out of favour.
What hasn’t changed is the dedication to producing the highest possible quality in whatever design is produced.
As a happy coincidence, right from the start, the wood used in the manufacture of these items has come from sustainably sourced mango. The trees are planted and produce tasty and juicy mangoes for many years. At the end of their fruit-bearing life cycle they are chopped down and replaced by young saplings. However, this wood is not discarded, it is then turned into lovely and tactile furniture.
This means that not only is the wood very environmentally friendly, but that the artisan furniture makers now have a future where they can bring in a good living, support their family and, at the same time, can hold their heads high.
The Artisan Furniture offices are based in Westminster, London. The operation is lean but has big plans for the future. All the while, however, we do not forget that our success is built on the skills and endeavours of our colleagues in India.