Virtually in every house in Nigeria you enter you will find a bed where people find comfort when they want to sleep or rest. Since the bed is very important in a house people tend to decorate their beds with different colourful bed sheet even if majority of the people that will come into their home will not cross the seating room not to talk of entering their bed room. For the fact most people like to be clean, most homes you enter has more than 5 bed sheets for the masters bedroom which they change regularly and same goes for the kids room and visitors room and are still likely to buy more making the bed sheet business a lucrative business to go into.
What Is A Bed Sheet Business?
A bed sheet business can be defined as the process of selling bedding materials which includes bed sheets and pillow cases to people in need of it.
Is The Bed Sheet Business Worth Going Into?
Come to think of it, there are lots of houses being built almost every week in Nigeria alone wheater it’s for personal use or for rent and when people move into such houses most especially bachelors and splinters they must purchase a bed and need a bed sheet to lay on it. The business is not widely known by much people but it’s profitable if you go into the business for the right reasons. One advantage of the business is that it is used by both the high class and low class individuals which makes the market large enough to explore.
What Do I Need To Start This Business?
Unlike other businesses that require having a passion for it or a major skill to operate the business, the bed sheet business can be done by anyone at any time without much effort. The business can be done both full time and part time and all you need is finance to kick start the business and a marketing strategy to showcase your products to the masses.
How Much Do You Need To Start This Business?
The Bed sheet business does not have a specific amount you can use to start the business, with as little as ₦20,000 you can start and scale your business to bring in a reasonable amount of profit every month.
Who Should You Market You Business To?
Since bed sheet is used by everyone, you can start of by making your friends and family members your first customers. In Nigeria, thousands of students gain admission into the university and its necessary they have a bed sheet to cover their beds so you can also go to schools to sell your products. There are other places where you can market your business which includes: hospitals, hotels, guest houses etc.
How Do I Start This Business?
Starting this business entails you first deciding how you want to approach the market so as to reduce cost and make more profit. There are basically two ways in which you can start this business which includes:
Buy and sell already made bed sheets and pillow cases
Making bed sheets yourself and selling
Buy and Sell Already Made Bed Sheets and Pillow Case
If you are looking for an easy way to start this business then this is the route you should follow. This involves you buying already made bed sheets either local or imported at a cheaper price and selling it to people. When you follow this part, you should make sure that whatever bed sheet you purchasing must be of high quality if you want people to continue patronizing you. Once you have successfully gotten the products ready, you can go ahead and start marketing them.
Making Bed Sheets Yourself
Making a Bed sheet yourself is not as difficult as you may think, I would say it is much cheaper as all you need is to purchase the material (Make sure its quality), either sew it yourself or give to a tailor to sew it for you then you package it and start selling. There are lots of places you can get quality bed sheets materials at cheap prices Balogun in Lagos, Aba is a good place to source for materials.
No matter the method you decide to use, one this you should know is that you should make yourself acquainted with the different fabrics that can be used for Bed Sheet be it, cotton, silk, bamboo rayon, modal etc.
Other Ways Of Marketing Your Products
I know I have showed you some ways you can market your products but if you want to go a step further so that much people can patronize you here are what you should do
Make you Bed sheets colourful and of good quality
Go Social: Social media should not be neglected by any business that wants to succeed, it helps you reach people that ordinarily would not be able to locate you.
Use TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magazines etc. to promote your business
Sign up for Jumia merchant program: this involves you taking a photo of your products and listing it on their website to when people order for it, Jumia does the delivery of the products and you get your percentage without stress.
With this, you are ready to start you bed sheet business and can scale it to any level you so desire.