HOW WINDOW SHADES ARE MADE AND SOLD

The process of how any popular product is created is probably much more interesting than the average person might assume. Our homes are filled with all sorts of items which we know little more about than the fact that we can walk into a store and buy them, yet there is always a complex process involved when it comes to how a product is made and sold in this country. One of the most common items which can be found in almost any home I the country is window blinds.  With the help of, www.vikingblinds.com we have compiled this brief summary of a how blinds are designed, made and sold.  We hope that this will give our readers a deeper sense of appreciation for how blinds arrive in the home, the next time they look at their own blinds.

As with any product, it all starts on the drawing board. The people that design window coverings are usually design students, but some of the most popular window coverings in the history of this country have been designed by teachers and even builders. A set of blinds might seem simple to a person who has never attempted to design a set which are meant to actually be produced. Blinds have to be made in such a way that they are going to last and that they are going to be attractive enough to catch the consumer’s eye. Once a set of blinds has been designed, the time comes for the blinds to be presented to the maker.

In general, a company which produces window treatments will produce a small batch of blinds if they like the design they are presented with. A batch of perhaps two hundred blinds will be made in order to determine if the manufacturing process is economically viable, as well as to have sufficient product to place on the market to test for customer interest. In order to better predict if a set of blinds will be popular or not the company will place the new model of blinds on a number of the top window covering dealer websites. Large companies want to see a lot of interest in new models before they agree to place the blinds up for mass production. Usually at least five thousand orders are required before they decide to undertake the production process. If the blinds are not well received by the customers at first, the blind designer might be given a chance to create the blinds again in another way which will make them more appealing. Sometimes the blind design is thrown out altogether and the designer will have to start from scratch.

If a new set of tests blinds makes the cut, production will begin and the blinds might start showing up in shops in a matter of months. Companies monitor the sales of their new blinds very closely in order to determine if they need to step up production, or if the blinds are not selling as well as they had though, and it may be time to back off a little.