5 Biggest Challenges To Importing Furniture To India

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Are you looking to import furniture to India? While countries like China, Italy and Turkey are top destinations to import luxury furniture from, it’s a long and complex process. 

In this post, we discuss the top challenges you face when importing furniture to India.

1. Sourcing

China alone has more than 5000 manufacturers. Thousands of furniture suppliers and manufacturers claim to be the best but the sad reality is many of them are not what they seem through carefully crafted furniture catalogue images and content on their websites. 

How do you know which manufacturers to trust? How do you identify the best suppliers with a legitimate business dedicated to providing you with the best materials? 

That’s the number 1 problem most industry professionals face when trying to import furniture to India. The good news is it can be easily handled by hiring our services. At Mystical Dimensions, we are dedicated to helping you source and ship furniture to India. 

2. Pricing

One of the most inconvenient tasks in importing furniture is negotiation. The language barrier makes it impossible for you to exercise your excellent negotiation skills honed over years. 

Not only this, but it’s also crucial to clearly communicate about design elements and customisations required else it could lead to costly and unpleasant mistakes.

3. Sizing

Many times, the measurements done on site aren’t communicated correctly to the supplier. With customisations, it becomes even more complicated to be precise with measurements as well as communication of these to the furniture manufacturer or supplier.

The result is often a huge inconvenience. Furniture pieces that arrive at your site don’t fit the space and need further modifications or worse, cannot be used at all. 

4. Quality Control 

Let’s say, you went to the country you wanted to get furniture from. You were able to identify the right manufacturers and even negotiate the pricing to fit your budget. With years of experience and a team of architects and interior design experts at this, you were also able to overcome the challenge of sizing. 

Are you tired already? The process of importing furniture doesn’t end yet. 

A huge challenge awaits as the furniture you order requires a last quality check on site before it gets shipped to India. This is important because if anything is amiss and isn’t caught at this stage, it will lead to a huge problem and a very stressful situation. 

5. Forwarding & Delivery

You cannot expect every single piece of furniture to be ready at once. This creates a unique problem when you import furniture to India. Most of you may not even want pieces to be delivered yet as the site may not be ready or you just understand the convenience of getting all your furniture together.

However, this becomes a challenge if you’re sourcing the furniture by yourself.

The good news is Mystical Dimensions specialises in helping you overcome all these challenges. 

  1. We help you source your desired furniture from China, Italy and Turkey. We accompany you in your travel, introducing you to the best manufacturers and helping you navigate the tricks of this trade.
  2. We also provide a local language assistant to make negotiation and communication easy. 
  3. Our team of experts helps you with sizing and measurements at your site and delivers this information correctly to the furniture manufacturer of your choice.
  4. We do a last quality check in the source country to ensure everything is good to go. 
  5. We also offer warehousing support in the source country so all furniture can be shipped at once. 

Just like most things in life, many big challenges have a simple solution. Sourcing furniture from overseas does come with precarious challenges but most can be resolved easily with our services. To know more about what Mystical Dimensions do, connect with us today!

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