Early March successful month for furniture sales, says Classics Direct

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Growth for 82 per cent of furniture stores

Classics Direct

It’s common for shoppers to wait until prices are lowered to enjoy the bargains, but this year it seems that customers want quality furniture sooner rather than later – before they get snapped up during the peak sales period.

Despite the start of the year usually being the quietest time for companies, last March the furniture and carpet industry celebrated a huge increase in sales – especially in the case of family-run furniture business, Classics Direct.

According to the March Distributive Trades Survey conducted by leading independent employers’ organisation, the CBI (Confederation of British Industry), nearly all carpet and furniture retailers experienced growth at the beginning of March.

Owner of Classics Direct, Richard Baker, said: “Although Easter is a popular time for retailers to join the sales bandwagon, the beginning of March has been extremely fortunate for us. It’s common for shoppers to wait until prices are lowered to enjoy the bargains, but this year it seems that customers want quality furniture sooner rather than later – before they get snapped up during the peak sales period.”

Assessing their success by asking businesses whether sales increased or decreased rather than reporting quantifiable amounts, the CBI noted a balance of +83 per cent of carpet and furniture retailers experiencing positive year-on-year growth.

With many people favouring the idea of spring cleaning by opting for new furniture in the home, key items such as bed frames and storage accessories have done extremely well. The Classics Direct white painted furniture range has been a popular choice for young couples moving in together for the first time, in particular bedroom packages – choosing to buy in bulk while being able to keep costs down.

“It’s reassuring to see the furniture business is in good shape, with retailers and designers benefitting from this healthy hike in sales,” stated Baker.

“Hopefully we’ll continue with this steady incline right through to summer as new trends emerge. However, it seems many customers love the traditional styles – so no matter what the season, we’ll always be in good stead throughout the year.”

And it’s not just everyday customers that enjoy Classics Direct’s furniture – the company enjoyed fame on ITV’s design show 60 Minute Makeover, after their shabby chic furniture made an appearance in one of the redecorated homes.

As a high-end bespoke furniture specialist, Classics Direct delivers quality in a variety of products and finishes. To customise a request, call Classics Direct on 08456 048 048 or visit http://www.classics-direct.co.uk.

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