You’ve seen them in the mall, the lines of kids and parents waiting to make their own bears or dogs or rabbits. Stuffing your own plush has become all the rage in the last few years.
But, have you every thought of starting your own stuffing business? One that you could take to fairs, festivals and even home parties?
The profit potential is enormous. Your complete cost for the stuffed skins is $2.50-$5.00 and most skins sell for $15.00-$20.00 each. And of course there’s all that profit you can make from the clothes and outfits that go with the skins.
You can get started for less than $5000.00. And this is for a portable machine and a huge assortment of skins and costumes. Insurance is inexpensive for this type of equipment…which is really nice when you consider how much insurance is for other party rental equipment.
So, where can you use your unit? The possibilities are tremendous…fairs & festivals, church events, schools, colleges, birthday parties, corporate picnics….the list goes on and on. And the nice thing is that the Bear Stuffing Process is so much fun that every time you set up your equipment you’re going to have people asking how they can get you to come to their event.
Every school and organization is looking for a good fundraising program. Offer to set up your stuffing machine for a huge school event or carnival. Donate a percentage of each sale back to the organization. You’ll be making money, advertising…and doing a good service for a local organization.
You basically get paid to advertise!
You can also contract with party rental companies in your area to subcontract your Stuffing Machine for their parties. Generally you’ll give them a 15% commission from the rental. A good Party Rental company might book your equipment once or twice a month.
The only additional equipment you’ll need is a vehicle that can hold the equipment. Since units range from small ones that will fit in the trunk of a car, to large ones that require a van for transportation, the vehicle should not be a problem.
Other than brochures and some basic display grids to showcase your skins and costumes, there are very little start up costs.
So…if you’re thinking party rentals but don’t want to go the route of purchasing all kinds of equipment…specialize! And start a Stuffing Business. You won’t regret it.
Cheryl Pierce and PartyZone Entertainment have been helping new rental start up and run successfully for over 15 years. More information can be found at her sites: http://www.startapartyrentalbiz.com and http://www.partyzone-entertainment.com