Why is furniture so cheaply made yet expensive?

by | Aug 29, 2020 | Furniture Costs, Furniture FAQs, Furniture Manufacturers, Furniture Stores | 0 comments

The simple answer to this question is that the manufacturing cost of furniture is a combination of:

  1. Cost of materials
  2. Cost of labor.
  3. Cost of manufacturing overhead (administrative, sales, rent, equipment, machinery, etc.)
  4. Cost of transportation.
  5. Manufacturer’s profit margin.

On top of all that are the retailer’s expenses and profits.

These will usually double whatever price the retailer paid to the furniture’s manufacturer.

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Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Furniture Consultant

Jeff Frank is a 45 year  furniture industry veteran. He created this blog to provide detailed facts, inside information & advice for furniture shoppers. 




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