If you run a home furnishings store or hospitality business in Africa and you’re struggling to source quality wholesale bedding from local suppliers, why not import it from the UK? The process is much simpler than you might think!
Ordering and importing bedding has never been easier and at Homefords, our affordable wholesale prices ensure you won’t end up spending more than you need to. Sound interesting? Read on to learn more about how to export our high-quality bed linen from the UK to Africa and the styles that we offer.
How to import bedding from the UK
At Homefords, our export service is based around an ex-works supply system. This means that we, as the seller, are responsible for getting your bedding to your chosen carrier, ready for transportation abroad. We will package the items you order and deliver them to your freight forwarder to ensure they reach their destination on time.
Here is a breakdown of the steps involved in placing international orders with us:
- Find a suitable freight forwarder to arrange shipment of your bed linen and any other products from the UK to Africa.
- Place your order on the Homefords website as you normally would, using the final destination as the billing address and the address of your freight forwarder as the shipping address.
- Next, send us an email with a copy of your waybill to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your shipment. (This will also be used to provide VAT exemptions for registered businesses).
- Homefords will then arrange free delivery of your order to your mainland UK freight forwarder and email you a copy of the commercial invoice for your records.
- From there, your freight forwarder will arrange onward transport and any customs/duty documentation needed for shipping your goods overseas.
Just like with any other Homefords order, you will need to spend at least £100 and any orders over £500 will automatically receive a 5% discount. However, it’s also a good idea to check the minimum order value of your chosen sea or air carrier before booking a shipment, as their guidelines may be different. The good news is, you can mix container contents with other goods purchased in the UK for more flexibility.
Which countries can I export goods to?
By using a global shipping carrier, you can export our luxury bedding to almost any country in Africa. So, wherever you are in the world, you can easily access our industry-leading home furnishings. Here are just some of the countries we export to:
Can’t see your country on the list? Contact our friendly team to find out whether we export to your location or ask your freight forwarder for their destination list.
The bedding types that we supply
At Homefords, we offer a wide selection of hotel-quality wholesale bedding in a variety of styles, sizes and colours to suit any home décor. So, whether you plan to resell our products via an online store or supply bed linen to local guest houses and hotel owners, we have a whole host of different UK bedding types for your customers to choose from.
Our wholesale bedspreads add an extra layer of warmth and luxury to any bedroom. Luxe finishes like plush velvet, quilted patchwork and embellished jacquard enhance the look of plain bed linen and complement the room’s décor, while matching pillow shams tie everything together.
Duvet covers/ sets
From premium Egyptian cotton to silky sateen and breathable percale, we supply a range of duvet covers in sizes single to super king. Our luxury velvet trimmed styles are perfect for guest rooms while our non-iron covers are a great low-maintenance option. We also offer duvet sets with matching pillowcases for a cohesive look.
Fitted and flat sheets
From practical percale in a variety colours to sumptuous 1000 thread count cotton, there’s a design for every budget and preference in our fitted sheets collection. We also supply extra deep fitted sheets to ensure they stay in place all night long and matching flat sheets ideal for the warmer summer months.
At Homefords, we offer a range of pillowcase styles, colours and thread counts. Choose from housewife, Oxford and V-shaped pillowcases for orthopaedic pillows. With a variety of materials including smooth silk, durable cotton and easy care microfibre, we’ve a style to meet every customer’s needs.
Traditionally used to dress divans, valance sheets work with most bed styles to hide items stored underneath and keep bedrooms tidy. Made from hard wearing percale for long-lasting style, our valance sheets come in 8 different colours to suit existing bed linen and décor.
Our wholesale mattress protectors provide an extra layer of comfort, hygiene and protection to extend the life of mattresses. Whether you’re looking for anti-allergy, waterproof or quilted styles for resale, we have multiple options to choose from. We also offer extra deep protectors for larger mattresses.
Why buy and import bedding from Homefords?
With over 100 years’ experience in the textile industry and thousands of happy customers to back us up, it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed by our top-quality wholesale bedding.
We source items from manufacturers to save you time and effort and ship 7000 products out of our UK warehouse every day. This includes numerous bed linen sets and handy extras like bedspreads and mattress protectors. Plus, to make your life easier, all of our items come in branded retail packaging ready for resale.
Ready to import bedding from the UK to your Africa-based business? From Nigeria to South Africa and Ghana to Tunisia, ship your items to your chosen country hassle-free with Homefords. Learn more on our dedicated international shipments page.