How to start a furniture export business from India?

From wooden to plastic and cane, Indian sellers can export different kinds of furniture from India to the world. In this blog, understand the process and start exporting to 18 marketplaces with Amazon Global Selling.
furniture export from India
Widley known for its handmade wooden furniture that is durable and of high quality, India’s furniture industry is on a steady rise. From designer to affordable minimalist designs, various products in this category are exported every year to many countries across the world. Sellers in India see the huge potential that furniture exports have and have increasingly opted for e-commerce exports to sell internationally. The organized furniture industry is expected to grow by 20% every year1. In India, a variety of raw materials are used to produce and export furniture like wood, plastic, cane and bamboo. While wooden furniture accounts for 65% of the total furniture manufactured in India, plastic furniture is gradually establishing a global presence with its innovative and exquisite designs.

Trends of Indian furniture export

Thanks to e-commerce, Indian sellers can now export and sell across the world in a seamless manner. Below are the top countries for furniture export from India1:
• $5.00 billion worth of revenue from the furniture sector from India in FY 2022-2023
• 7.77% projected rate of market growth for furniture in India (CAGR 2023-2028)

What are the top furniture products to export from India?

India exports a variety of indoor and outdoor furniture products for use in homes, workplaces, and industries. Some popular furniture products that are exported the most are:
• Beds
• Sofa beds
• Coffee tables
• Dining chairs
• Dressing tables
• TV units
• Kitchen cabinets
• Racks and shelves
• Tables and chairs

Top Amazon global marketplaces for furniture export from India

Thanks to e-commerce, Indian sellers can now export and sell across the world in a seamless manner. Below are the top countries for furniture export from India:
• The USA
• Germany
The UK

Documents required to export furniture from India

following are the documents required for furniture export from India:
1. Importer Exporter Code (IEC)
2. Valid identification in the applicants’ and firms’ names
3. Address business or project proof
4. Foreign Trade Commission export project selection and registration
5. Export Promotion Council's certification
6. Project PAN card listing for the project entity
7. Bank statement
8. Shipping bills
9. Commercial invoice or packing list
10. Bill of lading or airway bill
11. The RBI's Foreign Exchange Control Form
12. Standard goods certificate
13. Report from a certified engineer
14. Product manual
15. Report of inspection
16. Terminal handling receipt

Benefits of Indian furniture export

India exports furniture to a number of countries worldwide. Due to its fine craftsmanship, distinctive designs, and affordable prices, Indian furniture is in demand worldwide. Following are some of the benefits of exporting Indian furniture:

1. Growth in revenue:

The growing export of Indian furniture at a rapid pace has proven to be highly beneficial to the Indian economy in terms of foreign revenue.

2. A boost to the Indian furniture industry:

Apart from the use of solid wood in furniture construction, manufacturers are increasingly using other high-quality materials such as wood-like bone inlay, granite, marble, metal, leather, etc.

3. Growing demand for Indian handmade furniture:

The intricate designs of handmade furniture is one of the reasons why most people worldwide want a piece of handmade Indian furniture in their space.

How to start furniture export from India with Amazon Global Selling?

Amazon Global Selling, an e-commerce exports program, enables Indian sellers to export a range of furniture products across the world by listing on international marketplaces. With over 300 million customers across the world on Amazon, furniture exporters can reach and make their products available to this increasing customer base. From simple registration, attractive listing to easy shipping, Amazon makes exporting furniture hassle-free for sellers like you. Here’s how you can start exporting furniture from India:

Register your business

First, you must register your furniture export business with Amazon Global Selling. You don’t have to be an existing Amazon India seller. The registration can be done online on Seller Central. You’ll need the following documents to register:
• ID proof (Aadhar, driving license or passport)
• Business address proof (Bank statement)
• Credit or debit card (international transactions enabled)
Amazon seller registration

List your products

Once you have successfully registered to sell globally on Amazon, you can list your products. Remember to follow tips on how to list your products include attractive pictures and descriptions that’s clear to international customers. You can also seek help from third party service providers.
How to list your products on Amazon

Ship and receive payments

Once a customer places an order, you can choose to deliver by yourself or you can opt for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Under FBA, Amazon takes care of shipping, delivery, returns and customer concerns. Once a customer purchases your product, Amazon credits the money in your bank account in the currency of your choice.
Amazon FBA

Frequently Asked Questions

Is furniture exported from India?
Yes, furniture is exported from India to countries like the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, and France. With Amazon Global Selling, furniture can be exported easily via e-commerce exports to 18 Amazon global marketplaces.
Is there a chance that the furniture may get damaged on the way there?
It is important to be mindful of the packaging process and take cautionary steps to avoid damage to your products during shipping.
What types of furniture are exported from India?
Furniture made of wood, plastic, cane and bamboo is exported from India.
Published on October 21, 2021.


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