Wholesale sofas are not any different than a sofa you would buy at a department store such as Macy's. Any retail goes from the manufacturer to the buyer then to where you see it at the store. When you buy a sofa wholesale you're basically cutting out the middle man. You simply go to the manufacturer and purchase the sofa yourself; doing it this way will save you a lot of money. Retailers and buyers are the ones that hike up the prices sky high in order to make a profit.
The only tricky part about buying wholesale is that you normally have to know somebody in order to get in and to know where the warehouse is; you have to have a connection. When you go into a warehouse they are going to have a lot of the same thing,
You will need to decide on the material, the color, the size, and the style. The easiest way to make all these decisions is visit websites such as Nextag.com. It will allow you to compare all the different types of sizes, shapes, name brands and colors so you'll know what kind of prices to expect and be on the look out for. It will also assist you in narrowing down your search by having all the different types of sofas in one spot that you can look at it from the comfort of your home and not have to be worried about a sales person in your ear.
An increasingly popular material is microfiber. Microfiber is a synthetic fiber that is made from polyesters, polyamides and/or a mixture of the two. The reason it's growing so much in popularity is because of its ability to clean up so easily. If you or your children spill something on microfiber it easily cleans up with water, and is hard to stain.
Leather is another popular option for your black sectional sofa. Leather has the possibility of coming distressed, meaning it's made to look like it's an older or antiqued couch. There's also faux leather and genuine leather. The main difference between all of these types of leather is the price point. Faux leather is going to be less expensive than genuine leather. And authentic antique leather is going to be more expensive than naturally antiqued leather. Leather pieces do require a little more care; most leather sofas come with a leather care kit, and it would be wise for you to actually use it. And rubbing natural oils, with the exception of mineral oils and petroleum, on your leather sofa will help it to keep its shine and looking new for years to come.
The third popular option is fabric. Fabric couches have dramatically decreased in popularity because of the invention of microfiber, but are still available in some stores.
Another decision you are going to have to make is the style of the sofa. Sofas fall into 1 of 2 categories; contemporary/modern and traditional. Contemporary furniture by definition means modern, up to date and present time. So if you want your sofa to be a more contemporary style it means it'll be more trendy styles, sometimes a sofa that's traditional with a little twist. Contemporary sectional sofas are great for people who like to stay on top of the trends and have the latest greatest thing. The other option is to go a more traditional route; something that is more common. If you want to go with something more traditional that you see at a lot of retail stores there is no need for you to get a custom sectional, unless you have special needs.
And lastly, you will need to decide features your custom sectional sofa will have. Some come as one piece, others come as a traditional sofa and a love seat; some have the option of reclining, while others are stationary; and some can expand to pull out beds, while others cannot.