How to Start a Pillow Business

Just like any other business, starting up in the pillow business has the same methods. In order for you to standout in this money making business, you just have to have your own style and know the basic entrepreneurial skills.

Through this article, you will know the several ways on how you can make everything possible.

In this business, steps are the most important factors which you need to take into consideration because they will get you on top. Of course, what comes first is the planning stage with the help of a business plan which tackles the financial, operational and marketing plans. You also need to bear in mind in the operational process to combine factors of quality products and excellence of your customer service. In order for you to do all these, you have to have passion in what you are doing. Of course, you also need to have a very creative and innovative mind for you to sell your products, make more money and be on top of the competition.

Starting Your Own Pillow Business

Your business plan must be able to discuss the 5 w’s and 1 h question. This will enable you to present your business plan well to lending institutions if ever you need to obtain more money to be used for funding other factors of your business. The other things which you need to incorporate to assure that everything is in the right track are as follows: looking for insurance, accounting and advertising.
In the why aspect, you need to present your expectations with regard to the gain and your goals in the long run. To answer the What question, you must be able to identify the things you need depending the types of pillows you desire to make and sell as well. In addition, this also includes the needed materials. In answering the Who question, you need to discuss the people who will be involved in your business including your target market. To justify the how question you must be able to show the means and ways on how your products will be sold and the avenue for its trade such as local stores, sales, catalogs and Internet.

Next, you have to put all your plans into action which is called the operational process. You must be able to determine a wholesale supplier wherein you will get all the raw materials from. In order for you to get discounts, you must be friendly and possess a one-of-a-kind communication skill as well.

Good thing about this business is that even if you are in the comfort of your home, you can work provided that you have office space and room for the pillow production. In order for you to produce lots of pillows with designs, you can begin hiring employees. You also need to get the necessary business licenses and permits. After that, you can proceed the advertising and promotional phase.

37 Comments

  • Omar said on January 30, 2012
    How can I get started a pillow business? If you can help me email me whats my first step.
  • Tammy said on September 24, 2012
    I am also trying to start a pillow business. I have really neat looking pillows. I am also looking for a company that would want to buy my pillows or just put them in their store to sell for me. sewinggrl@yahoo.com
  • HELEN said on October 27, 2012
    How can i get started on pillow making business. pillows made in Nigeria are mainly from foam or fibre. i see beautiful soft well made pillows in other countries and would want to convert my sewing machines for use in producing pillows. dont know how to source for the stuffing and cotton fabrics .
  • suzysewsstuff said on May 16, 2013
    Laguna Woods California. Interested in producing pillows for retail locations both high end and major retail accounts moderate and high end products.
  • MUHAMMED said on October 22, 2013
    HI DER I'M FROM SOUTH AFRICA (KWA ZULU NATAL) . BEEN TRU A THOUGH TYM BUT ANY IM PREPARED TO START FROM SCRATCH AGAIN.PLEASE ADVISE ME AM I STARTING OF IN THE RYT FIELD(PILLOW BUSINESS)OR NOT. I HAVE FOUND WASTE FIBER AT R10 A KG .MY INTENTION IS TO MAKE A CHEAP PILLOW. IN MY AREA THE GUYS ARE SELLING THE PILLOWS AT R8.00 . PLS ADVICE ME ON THE KNOW HOW OF HOW TO MAKE IT AND COSTING
  • Monosi said on October 12, 2014
    Hi @Muhammed, Pls give me a call so we can discuss. I am in Pretoria. 0814343902
  • jameela said on December 13, 2014
    Hi, I'm into sewing, and i'm fascinated by beautiful pillows, can you tell me what's are some steps I can take in starting up a home base business at first . Thanks u.
  • Apollo said on January 8, 2015
    Someone please advise me on how to make and start a home business making pillows. I am at home not by choice but unemployed.
  • Gloria said on January 20, 2015
    Hi i hv a business of selling pillows and i want to start distributing them around small businesses around pretoria so how do i start?
  • Anisha Taylor said on February 3, 2015
    Cleveland, Ohio; I need help starting a designer pillow business
  • Ashante michels said on March 9, 2015
    I don't have a business yet but I live in newpotnews .va and I'm trying. to. Own. my own. Pillow business
  • ndinaabed said on May 21, 2015
    hi? I am from Namibia stays in swakopmund town. I do have a pillow business at home. I am self employed. I don't really get a lot of customers because most of the people don't know about my business. what steps do I need to step up my pillow business?
  • sandra Robertson said on August 4, 2015
    Dallas Texas I would like information to start my pillow business from scratch.
  • Charlene Coats said on September 17, 2015
    Hi I live in Charlotte North Carolina and I love glamorous and fun decorative pillows but i never had my own business and would like a little insight on how to get started. Also my biggest fear is that I do not know how to sew so I'm not sure if i will be successful but I am beginning to research seamstress and get quotes for their work. Please can you give me some advice.
  • vivian mansaray said on October 24, 2015
    hi , i live in nairobi kenya, i would like you to advice me how to design a glamorous decorative pillows
  • Yohanna said on February 19, 2016
    Hello, i am selling pillow that made by myself. I am from indonesia, and also i am starting make handmade cushions. If any of you interest you can email me in yohanna1506@gmail.com.
  • D & S Designs said on April 11, 2016
    Does anyone know where to purchase down pillow inserts for throw pillows. Would like to get some in bulk? Thank you!!
  • Adams Isaac said on May 18, 2016
    Hi, Am Adams from Abuja, Nigeria. Please how can i get market and supplies for feathers pillows in Africa? I also want to market for any pillow enterprise in Nigeria. adams.isaac77@gmail.com
  • susheel said on May 22, 2016
    I'm sushhel from India in jk I want to start fiber pillow business give me some advice
  • susheel said on May 22, 2016
    I want to start fiber pillow business I from India jammu kashmir give some advice
  • chima said on May 27, 2016
    I make pillows in calabar nigeria. such as throw pillow,fibre pillow,supper pillows and local pillows. i need more marketers outside calabar advice me
  • Emeka said on June 20, 2016
    Hello @Chima, how is the pillow business going? Hope it is a profitable biz. I live in port Harcourt call me on ,08057170292 if you need a partner in rivers
  • Arun Malhotra said on July 1, 2016
    Hi i also started the business of pillows making machine please tell me the whole idea. Village Ismailabad distt kurukeshtra haryana pin code 136129
  • Lil Stiff said on July 25, 2016
    I sold pillows and throws at a local flea market and they were successful. I'd like to expand further. Need advice on what to do next. I had a website but no traffic.
  • James expert adviser said on July 30, 2016
    @Lil Stiff, i will be more than to help you get some traffic through the website. I sent you an email

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Dehbrah said on November 1, 2016
    please what material is more preferable? foam, fibre or feathers in making quality, durable and more comfortable throw pillows?
  • Sassy somi said on November 19, 2016
    Hi everyone I have started my pillow business with Ankara fabric. Really beautiful patterns and prints but I am feeling discouraged because I have not found my customer. Need help in marketing and finding my customer
  • Dione L. Sutton said on December 12, 2016
    Hello My name is Dione L Sutton and I would like to start a pillow business from home in my stare time when I get off from my regular IT computer job. And I would like to know how I would go about doing so. I have done beautiful pillows in the past for fun now I would like to do them making money, can you tell me what's some steps I can take in starting up a home base business at first to get started in a successful business in pillows?
  • fridah said on December 27, 2016
    Hi, am fridah from Kenya, I make local pillows, fibre pillows, Ankara pillows and throw pillows. Currently locally am selling well although I started a website that I need to use to get more traffic for my business, kindly advice on how I can get more traffic on my website to get my pillow business out there.
  • Angela said on February 3, 2017
    I need someone who I can alliance with in a quality Ankara fibre throw pillows, the person will give me the product and I will get the customer but the person must have a website please. The person must live in abuja Nigeria please because I live in abuja too. My contact is tigeenterprises@gmail.com
  • Yohanna said on February 23, 2017
    @james hello there.. I need some advice. I have been in pillow business since 3 years ago and wanting to develop this business. What should I do first? Thank you so much.
  • Jenifer lawrence said on March 8, 2018
    I am 12 and want to start a business at home, I NEED HELP PLEASE
  • Drea said on July 10, 2018
    I would like to find a whole company that I can't get white, black and grey throw pillow covers from to customize for my company.
  • moses said on August 14, 2018
    am moses from kenya needs to start a pillow supplying agency
  • James Pyland said on September 26, 2018
    I am looking to create my own damimakura pillow business. I know exactly how to advertise it and get the word out, but because i would be using printed images (so to speak) i have NO IDEA how the heck i would get started doing that. If anyone has any tips or advice please email me: jimpyland@gmail.com
  • Denise said on February 5, 2019
    Hi there. I need info on how to start a pillow business.Materials, Fibre,suppliers, machines at a reasonable prices. Basically all the info needed to start a sucessful business.
  • Elena Curca said on August 16, 2019
    Hi my name is Elena , and I am looking to open a pillow business at home can you help me how to start? how to make a pillow contract to sell? I need more information.

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