The furniture invoice may be used to bill for the sale of residential or commercial furnishings. The invoice should be calculated with each item’s unit price and its quantity in a line-by-line format along with any shipping, delivery, setup, or other charges.
Table of Contents
- Furniture Types
- How to Sell Furniture
- Furniture Stores Near Me
There are mainly two (2) types of furniture—commercial and residential. Each consists of the following:
- Family Room Sets – TV sets, couches, chairs, sofas, etc.
- Dining Room Sets – Dinner tables, chairs, china display, etc.
- Bedroom Sets – beds, desks, makeup areas, etc.
- Couches – For lobby or welcome areas;
- Office chairs; and
- Meeting room tables.
The market value of furniture is dictated in part by its size. For large and bulky furniture that can’t be sold online or items that are difficult to ship, a seller should look to sell in their local market. For smaller furniture, items should be showcased online to reach a wider audience.
If an item is too big and expensive to ship—a large couch, for example—the seller should look to list their furniture for sale in their local community. Determining the price of furniture is rather simple, as all it takes is a few searches for similar furniture on the current market. The only other factor to consider is the condition of the item. If the condition is better than those currently on the market, the seller should price it higher (and vice versa.)
After determining the price, take photos of the furniture. If there is damage to the furniture, disclose by showing the extent of the damage in the photos (up close). Also, take photos while the furniture is still staged rather than in a storage unit or non-flattering setting.
- Local Markets – Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Pawn Shop (local), Used Furniture Store (local), Newspaper
- National/Global Markets – eBay
It’s recommended to use a Bill of Sale when completing a furniture sale, especially when a deal is done in person. A detailed description of the furniture needs to be included (sold as-is), and for extra precaution, the bill of sale should include the signatures of both the buyer and seller. When completed, the bill of sale should be attached to the invoice.
For best results, search Google Maps in your local area to see a complete list of furniture stores near you. Use the links below to search the most popular furniture stores in the US.