Export plays a vital role in our economy, it directly influences our level of economic growth, employment and the balance of payments. Lower transport costs, globalisation, economies of scale and reduced tariff barriers have all helped exports gain a bigger share of the UK’s national income over the last couple of decades. And while the uncertainty of Brexit, the potential of us leaving the EU without a deal is a concern, export must continue to be an integral part of the Lazy Susan business model. Whatever the future holds, in or out of the EU, hopefully the government (whoever that might be post General election) can find a positive way forward, with minimal impact on businesses such as us, so we can continue to export our garden furniture.
According to research by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), businesses are 11% more likely to survive if they export. As we continue to recover from recession, combined with political turmoil, many areas of the British economy remain fragile, so it makes sense for companies such as Lazy Susan to hedge our bets in overseas markets. Our export garden furniture sales have boosted turnover, and we’ve found there’s significant demand for classically styled, quintessentially English garden furniture across Europe and further afield. There’s just something about the look of our collection that resonates with overseas buyers.
By distributing our sales across various countries, it has also significantly reduced our exposure to risk too. The nature of our product means we are beholden to mother nature in all her fickleness. The UK is not adverse to a bad summer. And a bad summer means bad UK sales for Lazy Susan. If it’s raining, who’s thinking about buying garden furniture? Countries such as France and Spain for example are guaranteed a decent summer, the demand for export garden furniture is greater, their ‘off-season’ significantly shorter than the UK. Whilst the bulk of our sales are still at home, export has helped us to pick up the slack when we have had those bad summers.
Export Garden Furniture Trade
Trade export garden furniture has also proven to be very popular for us as these customer photographs show. You’ll find Lazy Susan gracing the patios and terraces of many hotels and the like. A chateau in the South of France for example may want more classically styled pieces that fits with their surroundings. Our furniture is the perfect choice. From sun loungers to outdoor dining sets, we have the perfect furniture for poolside or a restaurant terrace.
Lazy Susan Export Sales
At Lazy Susan we’ve delivered garden furniture all over the World, we’ve invested in our export customer services team, and over the years, we’ve managed to build up a very reliable distribution network. If you’d like some of our furniture delivered outside of the UK, bulk trade or for your own garden, it is best to email us on [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 1243 71 71 97. We can then obtain quotes from a number of our distribution partners and give you the best prices. We will cover a certain percentage of this cost too. We can gain a quote for free, no obligation to buy.
Alternatively, you can click on one of our European sites below and shop in French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish:
- France – www.lazysusan.fr
- Germany – www.lazysusan.de
- Holland – www.lazysusantuinmeubelen.nl
- Italy – www.lazysusan.it
- Spain – www.lazysusan.es