The idea of shopping for wholesale furniture conjures up images of trekking through dimly lit warehouses, picking through leftovers and damaged or discontinued pieces. Better bringing your patience and wear comfortable shoes!
The truth is that shopping at wholesale furniture dealers can be that kind of adventure … or it can be as comfortable as sitting on your old sofa and browsing for furniture on your laptop. Many furniture wholesalers have websites from which they sell their merchandise. Individuals are welcome to take advantage of this convenient shopping experience, which allows for credit card purchases and home delivery. A quick search on the words ‘furniture wholesaler’ should bring up a healthy list of dealers. Many of them maintain stores on eBay, as well.
Another option for buying wholesale is to hit the outlet malls. Many furniture wholesalers set up outlet stores near major cities in order to sell off discontinued items or pieces for which they received only a limited number. Of course, these types of ‘stores’ do not offer all the bells and whistles of a retail furniture store. They do not offer design services and their selection may be limited and out of date. But considering the fact that most people keep their furniture for years anyway, ‘out of date’ is not usually a problem.
Members-only stores often offer furniture at wholesale prices. But do not worry-you do not have to buy wholesale bedroom furniture in bulk! Quantity buying power is what allows these types of stores to offer their products for lower prices. These stores often have exclusives on specific lines of furniture, as well, which means you could get a sofa that few other folks can buy. But, like the outlet stores, members-only stores will not have a wide selection from which to choose. That special few-of-a-kind sofa may be the only model they carry, so expect choices to be limited.
If you are lucky enough to live in an area where furniture manufacturers are plentiful-like North Carolina-you may be able to deal directly with one of them. While manufacturers will not have showrooms or sales associates who can spend a great deal of time with you, they may be willing to let you look through their cast-offs. After all, not every piece of furniture will come out perfect. You may get lucky and find just what you are looking for at the furniture factory.
However you look for wholesale furniture, enjoy the adventure. With a little perseverance, you should come home with a prize.