Business Idea

Start A Tablecloth Business

About

Starting a tablecloth business requires a great deal of effort, dedication, and most importantly passion.

If you're interested in how to sell tablecloth, or selling tablecloth online, you can use this page as a guide for everything you'll need to know.

Want to learn more? You can check out our full guide on how to start a tablecloth business ➜

Key stats

market size
$9.6B
revenue (monthly)
$15K
starting costs
$35.5K
gross margin
45%
avg product price
$18
time to build
11 months
business model
E-Commerce

About

Starting a tablecloth business requires a great deal of effort, dedication, and most importantly passion.

If you're interested in how to sell tablecloth, or selling tablecloth online, you can use this page as a guide for everything you'll need to know.

Want to learn more? You can check out our full guide on how to start a tablecloth business ➜

Key stats

market size
$9.6B
revenue (monthly)
$15K
starting costs
$35.5K
gross margin
45%

 

avg product price
$18
time to build
11 months
business model
E-Commerce

Startup Costs

Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Office Space Expenses $35 $3,250
Employee & Freelancer Expenses $0 $5,500
Equipment & Supply Expenses $500 $5,000
Website Costs $232 $6,500
Business Formation Fees $5,600 $20,400
Inventory Expenses $350 $14,750
Software Expenses $150 $3,044
Advertising & Marketing Costs $75 $5,286
Other Expenses $0 $300
Total Startup Costs $6,942 $64,030

Successful Businesses

Business URL Rank
iFabric ifabric.com #129,816
Aramark aramark.com #164,660
Mission Linen missionlinen.com #525,195
LinenTablecloth linentablecloth.com #657,875
Fresh Baked Prints fbprints.com #681,313
Shop Empire Patio Covers for Patio Furniture Covers, Grill Covers, & More empirepatiocovers.com #907,445
Premier Table Linens premiertablelinens.com #914,222
Taylor's Rental Equipment Co. taylors.rentals #1,591,343
TracSoft tracsoft.com #1,998,705
www.bigdpartyrentals bigdpartyrentals.com #2,054,834
Retail Home page gtlinens.com #2,110,270

Pros & Cons

Pros Description
Flexibility You can put as much time into the business as you'd like. If you like the work and have some initial experience, you can start small and manage all aspects of the business on your own.
Scalable With businesses and processes changing daily, there will always be demand for new features, products and services for your business. Additionally, there are several different business models and pricing tiers you can implement that will allow you to reach all types of customers.
Meaningful business connections You never know who you will meet as a tablecloth business. This could be the start of an incredible business opportunity!
High customer retention rates Once a customer invests in your product, they've invested their time and energy to utilize your product/service which is highly valuable to them. Typically, your product or service becomes indispensable to your customer.
Easy to encourage "impulse buy" In the tablecloth business, you have a much higher chance of encouraging your customers to buy on impulse - you can easily alter the price, placement, packaging, and promotional value to influence the decision of your buyer.
Control of workload With starting a tablecloth business, you have the unique ability to choose how little or how much you want to work. You also have the freedom to decide which projects you want to work on, and can turn down the ones that do not interest you.
Cons Description
Finding The Right Supplier Most businesses in this space go the supplier/manufacturer route, which isn't a bad thing! However, finding the right supplier can take a lot of time, energy and trial/error. If done properly, this process can save you months (if not years) of time and energy. More on this below in the "finding a supplier" section.
Motivation of employees If you plan to have a sales/content team on board, finding creative ways to motivate them can be a challenge. It's important that you're able to offer great incentives and a good work environment for your employees.
Longer Sales Process A tablecloth business can be a big time and money investment for your customer, so it's important you plan and predict a longer conversion funnel and stay in communication with potential customers.
High employee turnover In the tablecloth business, employee turnover is often high, which can be quite costly and time consuming for your business. It's important to try and avoid this as much as possible by offering competitive pay, benefits, and a positive work environment.
Taxes As a tablecloth business, you typically pay self-employment taxes which can be quite high. It's important to understand what you will be paying in taxes each year so you can determine if the work you're taking on is worth it.
High overhead expenses With starting a tablecloth business, there are overhead expenses that come with selling a physical product. You will want to make sure you strategically budget for these overhead costs. We discuss this more in the startup costs section below.

Marketing Ideas

  • 1

    Word of mouth

    The most tried and true way to grow a tablecloth business is through word of mouth - some entrepreneurs would say it's more important than all social media.

  • 2

    Advertising on social media

    Social media advertising is one of the leading ways to get the word out when it comes to tablecloth business.

    There are various different Social Media platforms available to you. Some may be more critical for your marketing efforts than others, however, it's important to have an understanding of what's out there and available to you.

    Learn more about advertising on social media ➜

  • 3

    Pay Per Click Advertising

    Pay-per-click (PPC) is a performance-based marketing method that allows you to show specific ads for services or products oriented to a very defined target, with the goal that the user visits your website or landing page.