Beanbag chairs have officially made a come back and many people are buying these cozy, inexpensive chairs. They are perfect for kids, teens, college students, and an extra seat in anyone's room. . . Since anyone can find standard beanbag chairs in a variety of colors just about anywhere you need to stand out from the rest. Offer custom made beanbag chairs for your customers - the color they want, the size they want, the fabric they want, the design they want, etc. You could make up to $100 or more per custom made beanbag chair.
These fun-loving chairs are quite popular and easy to make. If you enjoy sewing, this is a ‘business idea’ that might appeal to you. The profits are quite good too; these chairs are just a big bag full of stuffing or beans. The popular filling these days is polystyrene pellets because they are lightweight. So there isn't a lot of sewing required, you don't even need to put a zipper on it, unless you want to.
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.
These chairs take quite a bit of use and abuse, so you will want to make them from strong durable fabrics. It would be a good idea to make up many different types of chairs and sizes in a great variety of different fabrics. The more that you can show your customers the better it will be for your sales. Take pictures of all the different types of chairs that you can offer.
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.
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.
The internet proves to be a good choice where you can create a website to display pictures of your custom-made chairs on the website. Include all of the information of what is available for people to order, on your website. Just make sure that your website is easy to use and easy to place orders on too. If your site makes it too difficult to order your chairs in preferred fabric choices and sizes, people will give up and look for another company to deal with.
Besides creating a website, it would be wise to maintain a portfolio on-line of the completed look of each design you offer, so that potential buyers will know what the result of these customized beanbag chairs will look like. Convince them of the quality and care put into each chair that you make, be willing to stand behind your products.
Offering customer satisfaction is always a good idea. You will find that very few people will ever want to send your products back. A guarantee will always make your customers feel more at ease in dealing with you the first time, because you are willing to stand by your products.
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