Bedsheets are an essential part of any home’s aesthetics, they not only protect our mattresses but also beautify the bedroom.
Bedsheet business is therefore an on-demand kind of business that is quite profitable in Nigeria.
Some of its advantages include low capital for start-up, easy to start, can be started as a side hustle, no need for training or experience, high demand, etc.
Before you start a bedsheet or duvet business, you need to know what method or kind of dealership you want to go into as this helps you get a clearer vision of how your business would look like.
Major types of dealership include:
1.Buying and selling of already made bedsheet (local or foreign)
2. Buying and selling bedding fabrics
3. Affiliate Bed Sheet Marketing where you meet a supplier, advertise his products and sell them and in turn, get a commission.
here are seven tips that would get you started.
1. Have a business plan
Having a plan drawn out before starting a business tells you what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. Make sure in your plans you have a detailed description of each step of the business without leaving anything out or leaving anything to chance.
2. Source for capital
The amount of your capital largely depends on how large or how small you want the business to be. If you are going into the business as a manufacturer and seller, you would definitely need more capital which can range from about N300,000 – N500,000.
3. Find a good location
The location of your business would determine the success of your business. It’s advisable to get a location at busy areas like markets, parks, etc to enable easy access by customers. If you can’t afford a shop immediately, you can also start from your home. That’s the beauty of the bedsheet business.
4. Find a supplier of quality fabrics
When starting a business like this, it’s best to put your best foot forward by going for quality things. Get a supplier or vendor who deals in quality fabrics as this would help your business last longer in the game.
5. Get equipment
If you are producing your bedsheets yourself, here are a few machines that you may need:
2. Bar tacking machine (Optional)
3. Zigzag flatbed sewing machine.
4. Overlock machine
5. Flatlock machine (cylinder bed and flatbed)
6. Label/elastic inserting machine
7. Single needle industrial lockstitch sewing machine (with or without trimmer)
You would also need materials which include:
2. Threads of different colours
If you are not producing yourself, it’s best to find a tailor who knows his or her onions.
6.Package your business
In the world we live in today, everything is packaging. The way your business is packaged will determine how pleasing it looks to your potential customers.
Invest in colourful fabrics which would be appealing to your female customers.
7. Advertise your business
Beyond selling from your location, you need to use marketing strategies to keep the old customers and get new ones.
Thankfully, we live in a digital age where the use of social media tools like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp makes it easier to reach more people.