7 Standing Desk Company Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Start A Standing Desk Company

Here are some real life success stories of starting a standing desk company:

1. Deskmate ($360K/year)

Ashley 'JP' Lockwood, the co-founder of Deskmate, came up with the idea for the business after working at a coworking space and realizing the lack of affordable standing desks in the UK market. Through research and recognizing the gap in the market, he and his business partner launched Deskmate as a side hustle, and they have since sold over 5,000 units to nearly 100 countries. With a background in e-commerce, Lockwood was able to quickly design and prototype their first product, and they launched the business within 3 weeks with a pop-up at WeWork. Since then, they have utilized various sales channels, including direct-to-consumer, B2B, and wholesale, along with partnerships with companies like Virgin and WeWork to attract and retain customers. The business is focused on continuing to grow and aims to sell over 1 million units in 2020.

How much they make: $360K/year
Current team size: 2

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How We Launched A Startup Selling Affordable Cardboard Standing Desks

Deskmate is the cheapest standing desk startup in the world, having sold over 5,000 units to just under 100 countries with no initial business plan, cash or strategy.

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Ashley started Deskmate about 7 years ago
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Ashley grew the business to $30K/month
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2. IKEA

Where they're located: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Website traffic: 209M/month

So... can you actually make money with a standing desk company?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

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4. NFM

Furniture, appliances, electronics, flooring, mattresses and so much more, all with our low price guarantee. Pick up same day with fast and free store pickup, or get it delivered.

Where they're located: Irving, Texas, USA
Website traffic: 2.37M/month

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5. Fully

Fully has the best standing desks, chairs, and ergonomic furniture to keep you moving, engaged, and loving how you feel at work. Ergo Depot is now Fully.

Where they're located: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Website traffic: 600K/month

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So... can you actually make money with a standing desk company?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now