The broad topic of kitchen appliances covers everything from small kitchen appliances like blenders and mixers to large kitchen appliances like refrigerators and stoves. Appliances for the kitchen can be a good business to undertake because everybody needs at least a basic set of household kitchen appliances (typically a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave).
Most people find great utility in also having a blender or food processor, toaster and mixer. Beyond that, the kitchen appliance becomes more of a fun purchase. Many professional chefs and serious home cooks love kitchen gadgets like the immersion blender, toaster oven and food dehydrator. Ultimately, this means the kitchen appliance business has built-in diversity both in size and target audience.
When becoming a seller of kitchen appliances, you need to familiarize yourself with the following list of kitchen appliances or choose a few in which you can specialize:
- Inexpensive household kitchen appliances such as steamers, rice cookers and electric poachers
- Major kitchen appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers
- Business kitchen appliances like cappuccino machines and soda vendors
- Commercial kitchen appliances like electric conveyor ovens for pizzas
Buy kitchen appliances like refrigerators and stoves onlineLarge kitchen appliances and other home appliances can be purchased just about everywhere from department stores to home stores to electronics stores. However, when starting your business, you want to be able to buy them inexpensively.
Find smaller wholesale kitchen appliances online, tooIf you are looking for electric kitchen appliances instead of bigger items to sell, there are a number of websites, each with different product offerings and with different prices. Make a list of products you want to sell or you can simply go online to see what is inexpensive. Use that as the basis for your own catalog.
Consider supplying remodelers as a kitchen appliances business modelClients are often demanding about their homes and want the best, even if they do not want to pay top dollar for it. Any remodeler who offers to do their job inexpensively, but still does it well, has a leg up. Any seller of kitchen appliances who can help a remodeler has a good business plan.
- Consider stocking bathroom appliances as complementary products.
- Consider your retail space when selling kitchen appliances. Demonstrator models ("Demos") will sell faster than anything else so make sure you have room for as many as possible.
- If all you have is a Website, use videos to show the features of both large and small kitchen appliances, as this will help customers visualize how to use them.