Buying rugs to sell at competitive prices

The vast majority of Internet rug dealers build their business on the back of stocks held by wholesalers and importers. That is to say, they do not invest in stock; instead they simply lift photos from the rugs supplier catalogue and offer them on their web site. When the customer orders rugs from the website the retailer must then order the rugs from the wholesaler or importer, wait for the rugs to be delivered to their premises, then make arrangements to deliver to the end user, the customer. Not only is this method of selling costly to the end user it can take at best ten days to two weeks to process and deliver an order.
Any importer of rugs will tell you that transportation of goods is a major expense which inevitably has to be paid for by the end user. Because there is no mass production of rugs in the United Kingdom most machine made Wilton rugs are imported from Belgium, the Middle East or Turkey while handmade rugs are imported from India, Pakistan and China where labour is considerably cheaper. As rugs are generally bulky the burden of delivery charges can be a relatively high proportion of the end product price. A typical internet rug retailer who is operating using wholesale or importers stocks must additionally carry the weight of the operating costs and profit margins of his suppler plus the delivery costs to his door and also to the end user.

Internet rug traders should follow the principals of giving the consumer a combination of low prices good with fast delivery. This can be easily achieved by storing and controlling stock for same working day processing and dispatch. Bulk purchasing of rugs is the key to this type of operation as buying goods direct from manufactured by the container full means lower prices can be negotiated with suppliers. Delivery and transportation costs are kept to an absolute minimum as the goods are delivered direct from the factory to warehouse cutting out any middle men.
Ordering rugs in larger quantities also means the seller has more control over the finished product. Research and development teams should strive to bring rugs that are a little more unique, by creating new and diverse designs, rugs in larger size, shape and colour variation and with different textures to their competitors.
When a customer orders rugs on the Rug Zone website they usually get next working day delivery, exclusive designs and lower prices for superior qualities. Rug Zone do not sell rugs as an add-on to carpets or other products, they are dedicated to the business of providing rugs at a competitive price. Genuine savings of 30% or more can usually be achieved on like for like rugs with rugzone.co.uk