Business At A Glance
Used Baby EquipmentStartup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes
Business OverviewBaby equipment–such as strollers, bassinets, car seats, cribs, toddler beds, cradles and changing tables–can be very expensive and often out of the financial reach of many new parents. So why not start your own business that specializes in clean, good-quality secondhand equipment for babies.
The business can be started for less than $15,000 and can be operated from a small retail store location. You can purchase items from parents and mark them up by at least 100 percent for resale purposes.
Likewise, you can also take in items on a consignment basis to reduce business startup costs. This business is ideally suited for a person who has a number of contacts with parents within the community.
It’ll also be helpful if you’re handy–you can purchase a piece of furniture or equipment that isn’t in tip-top shape, fix it up and sell it for a lot more. You’ll also want to keep a very close eye on this market–you don’t want to sell outdated equipment or anything that’s been recalled for safety reasons.