One of the biggest challenges as a small cabinet maker is whether or not you are at a stage to invest in advanced machinery to expand your business.
There is no rule book to tell you when you should do this and at what point in your business journey. For some, it could be a couple of years and for others, it could be decades.
Machines are not cheap and when it comes to purchasing them, you definitely need to do heavy research into what the machine you are looking at, can and can’t do and other peoples experience with it. You want something that can do what you need it to do at a price point you are happy with. It is definitely a balancing game – weighing up the cost and the benefits this piece of machinery gives.
How will you finance this purchase? Will you seek a loan from the bank? Do you have enough savings? Will you go to the bank of mum and dad? Does the place you are buying from have financing options?
Now think forward 5 or 10 years into the future. Will this piece of machinery still be enough for your operations? Or will you need to upgrade? If that’s the case, is it better to spend more money now on a better piece of machinery that will last you a few more years or buy something now and leave it up to future you to think about it?
Say you have the machine now, but you also need to think about where you are going to put your new machinery. It is unlikely it could fit in your backyard shed so you may have to lease a warehouse. If that’s the case, you would have to pay for rent, electricity and other bills that may come with this. Are there any warehouses in your area? What is the rent like? How much space would you require? Do you want enough space to store your projects too? Or do you only need enough space for the machinery and work area?
There is a lot to think about when it comes to purchasing expensive machinery and the subsequent questions if you do buy one.
OneCab solves this problem for you. For free.
The only difference is that you can fully customise your cabinets in terms of size, type, colour and what hardware you want. OneCab does the heavy lifting for you and all you need to do is make a sale.
The whole setup of OneCab is to save money on buying advanced machines and tools. Here at OneCab, we use Homag CNC so you know you are guaranteed quality cuts with us.
Still unconvinced? Give us a call at 0423 058 203 or send us an email at email@example.com to chat to our OneCab expert or book in for a factory tour so you can understand the size of our operations and how it all works.
The best part of OneCab is that it is 100% free. There is no signup fee, monthly fee, admin fee or secret fees. You don’t even need your credit card to create your free account with us. You only pay us once you get a sale and you make an order through us.
The quote is adjusted instantly whenever you make a change so you don’t have to wait for us to approve it on our end. Whatever quote you receive at the end of adding in all the details of your job, is the amount that is owed. No more and no less. You can be sure that whatever you quote your client is 100% accurate.
Due to the size of our current operations, you are able to access large scale manufacturing at an affordable rate. Sign up today. You won’t regret it.