How to start your own piano business

How to start your own piano business

If you have a true love of musical instruments, then there is no reason why you would not want to start up your own business buying and selling them, even reconditioning them if you have some knowledge or know someone that would be willing to do this for you. Pianos come in a variety of sizes, from the large grand pianos of the past to the far smaller modern-day upright pianos. Whether you choose to concentrate on certain sizes or eras is totally up to you.

#1 Do your research

Regardless of what business you are thinking of starting, it is always wise to carry out plenty of research into prices including the cost of getting stock, storing stock, and the price that you will be able to sell your stock at. This is even more important when you are thinking of selling large items such as pianos.

#2 Get a website up and running

At the start of your business, you will have to get a website up and running. For a truly professional feel to your business, it is a good idea to get a specialized web design business involved to ensure that your business exudes quality and professionalism.

#3 Locate stock and don’t forget about pre-loved pianos

You may be able to find a manufacturer of new pianos that will deal with storing and shipping the pianos for you under a drop shipping agreement leaving you to purely think about selling the pianos. However, more than likely you are going to have to take stock of them and then sell them on. As pianos are expensive items to have, you may find that there is a large market in reconditioning the old pre-loved pianos and then selling them at a cheaper than new price.

#4 Delivering your goods

You must think about how you are going to get your stock (especially pre-loved pianos) to your business address as well as to the homes of your customers. Using piano movers is most certainly the best way as they will know what they are dealing with and how these musical instruments should be handled and cared for on their journey.

#5 Keeping your customers happy

As with any business, you must keep your customers happy. Being able to offer them advice as well as extra information on services that they may find useful. This could be recommending tuners for when they receive their piano, specialized cleaning kits to keep their musical instruments in perfect condition and if need be music tutors either for lessons in person or via the internet for the budding artists wanting to learn how to play the piano like a true master.

Final thoughts

Regardless of your business model, you are going to need to carry out some research to make sure that it will work before you sink money into it. Making sure that there is a market for it and how you are going to get your hands on the stock that you will need is a must. Then you will have to get a website up and running to make sure that your customers will be able to find your business, otherwise they will not be able to make purchases from you and your business will not grow.