There’s no getting away from the fact that great looking wood furniture can give your café/restaurant or bistro that decadent yet cosy feel that you may be after. However, in order to achieve this, it can also be very costly, especially if you don’t know where to look. Clearly this isn’t ideal, especially when you’re on a budget! With this in mind, here are some pointers you may want to follow on buying wood café furniture in bulk.
Seek out online café furniture suppliers
The internet is a great place to seek out café furniture suppliers. These are online stores that are dedicated to supplying café furniture to catering establishments. So why an online store? The reason is simple….cost! Many online stores don’t have the cost of maintaining expensive warehouses or employing vast numbers of staff as other non-virtual businesses would. This means that they can pass their significant savings directly on to the customer. In addition many are now offering great deals on VIP programs or other incentivised offers to entice buyers further. So you may want to take a look and find the one that works best for you.
Be prepared to negotiate and haggle
As the old saying goes ‘ If you don’t ask you don’t get’ and when money’s at stake it might be worth trying to negotiate on price. This is true especially if you’re purchasing wood furniture in bulk. Most suppliers should be prepared to do a deal and if they don’t want to budge, then ask them what else they can do to secure the deal such as free delivery or shipping, or maybe throw in an extra piece of furniture.
Look at trade auctions
Unfortunately not every business makes a success and as such when they close down many resort to selling their goods off cheap. As a result there’s always a trade sale or auction going on somewhere in the country. This can often be a great way to buy a job lot of wooden furniture. However, it always pays to make sure that
- You know exactly what you’re bidding for
- You know the condition of the furniture you’re bidding for …and….
- Always know your price limitations and stick to it.
The last point is an important one as it’s all to easy whether you’re bidding online or there in person to get swept up in the moment and before you know it, you’ve paid way over the odds. Instead have an absolute maximum budget in mind and be disciplined enough not to go over it.
So there you have it 3 top tips on buying wood furniture in bulk. Here at Cafe solutions we offer a wide variety of wood café furniture to suit all themes, styles and décors. For further information about how we can help, then feel free to contact us on (07) 3205 1616. You’ll be glad that you did.