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7 tips to cut the cost of shipping furniture

For companies that sell furniture, especially bulky or custom pieces, shipping furniture to customers across the U.S. can be a significant expense. You're often stuck between shipping slowly but affordably or faster shipping that cuts deep into margins on any piece. Charging customers for the actual cost of shipping outright can solve the margin issue but may send some running for the hills.
By Jake Rheude

Grain pattern showing through painted doors

Q. We have a problem with painted pieces of solid wood in cabinets that we send out. They are smooth when we ship them, but a month or so after they are installed in a house, the grain pattern of the wood shows through the painted finish.

4 ways closet designers stay ahead of the trends

Closet designers are constantly trying to stay ahead of fashion, lifestyle, and technology trends as clients demand the latest in colors and patterns, add ever more activities into their lives, and yearn for the latest technologies to make their lives easier. Among other trends clients are demanding: •    More flexibility •    More options in finishes •    More options for storage •    Better lighting and accessibility •    More personalization

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