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How to Start a Business Buying and Selling Winter Coats

With the colder months here and with the economy being in the serious state it is in, you have no doubt wondered what you are going to do to make ends meet this winter.   The Coronavirus has seen many people lose their jobs and, if you are one of these people and are struggling to find another job, have you ever thought of starting your own business and working for yourself?   Here at The Overcoat Importer, we sell bales of winter coats which can then be resold at a profit. We sell a variety of bales so you can pick and choose what you would like to sell. However, most of our bales contain a good selection of high quality, gently worn coats from Europe, such as Ladies half coats, anoraks, zippers, duffle coats, parkas, all-weather coats, vintage coats, denim, military jackets, labola coats, long 3/4 and half-coats, overcoats, raincoats, imitation fur, suede and leather coats and much more!   We have branches that are conveniently located in the East of Johannesburg in Benoni, Springs, and Boksburg. Our stores all have parking (if you are arriving by car) and are also within walking distance of all the main taxi routes.   To start your coat business with our buy-a-bale, make your own cash concept the first step is to visit one of our stores or contact a sales specialist. Once inside you will be assisted by our staff so that you can start selecting the coats that you would like to resell. Our #coatbales are very reasonably-priced and most people will be able to afford to buy at least one bale of coats at first. If you have any questions or need some advice, feel free to speak to one of our friendly and informative sales people in our storesor contact them directly on WhatsApp or SMS.   If you not located in the Gauteng area and will not be able to visit us in the store? No problem! Simply browse our easy-to-use website, select the bale/s you would like to purchase, then call us to arrange payment and we will have them delivered directly to you. The courier delivery fee will have to be included in your payment.   If you have any general questions or queries about buying a bale, all you need to do is drop us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible!   buy a bale of coats So, what happens after you have purchased your first bale and how do you make sure that you will be able to sell everything at a profit? Well, the first step after receiving your first, exciting bale of winter coats would be to unpack everything and decide on the price for each coat. We recommend selling them at a price that you know your potential customers will be able to afford and one where you know you will be making a profit. You will also be able to negotiate with shoppers and as long as you don’t sell for less than your cost then you are not losing any money.   An interesting fact about our bales of winter coats is that each coat is from Europe and of very high quality. However, if you work out the price you pay for each coat (take the total price you paid for the bale and divide by the number of coats inside the bale), you will notice that you have snagged an excellent deal and that there is plenty of room for profit!   When pricing your coats, be sure to leave enough profit for yourself, as well as a little room to negotiate with customers, if they ask.   After pricing each coat, you need to decide who your customer base will be. This could be anything from your neighbors, people in your local community, folks you meet while traveling in a taxi, and even online.   Now is the perfect time to start selling coats as most people will be thinking about how they will keep themselves and their families warm this winter. With normal, retail prices being very high at the moment, most people will appreciate it if they can buy a well-priced coat from you that will not only keep them warm but also will not fall apart after a few months.   Advertising and word of mouth are very important when selling your bales of winter jackets. Remember: the more people who know about you and what you sell, the more customers you will get and the more successful your business will be!   Don’t be afraid to approach your neighbors, friends, and family to tell them about your new business and what you sell. Most people will be very interested and may ask to see the coats you sell. Often, this is a good way of making a sale.   Advertising your winter coats is also a great way of being very successful. Good examples of where you can advertise online include Facebook (on groups, in your news feed, etc), Instagram, Twitter, and in local directories. Try your best to take some good photos of your products with a camera or your phone. This will go a long way in marketing your business and letting people know what you do. This is if you have access to the internet. WhatsApp and SMS are also great ways to keep your customers informed and to help you manage your customer database.   Once you have sold your first bale, you will be very happy with the profit you have made. This money could go towards living expenses and also towards another bale or two of coats. When your business starts to grow and you gain more customers, you might want to think of taking on someone to help you with your sales. To do this, you could offer them a commission amount for each coat sold, while still making a profit.   Interested in this fun, exciting, and easy way to start your own business? Why not visit The Overcoat Importer as soon as you can to start your new career? We are here to answer any questions you may have.   Visist our stores Overcoats Benoni – 97 Princess Ave Benoni. Coat Corner Kempton Park – 79 Pretoria Rd, CBD. Coat Corner Springs – 29 5th Avenue, CBD.   Contact John Ndlovu on 062 574 0361 or WhatsApp us on 078 769 3810. Or you can chat with one of our trained area specialists   William – Gauteng & Bostwana Kaizer Abie Sydney Tshepo Nkululeko Calvin

A basic guide to understanding the different types of coats we sell

Most South Africans have already felt the chill in the air, which means that winter is here.     Are you, your family and friends ready for winter and do you know if the clothes you currently have will keep you snug and warm when the cold hits us?   Obviously, it is never a good idea to take a chance with the cold weather as no one likes to be caught unawares without sufficient clothing when it is cold, especially when there is a cold front.   Here at Coat Corner, we have the perfect winter solution for your entire family!   Coat Corner is the world’s biggest coat shop and shopping with us means several things. The first is that you can enjoy our vast selection of every coat or jacket available under the sun.  

Our Variety Of Coats:

  We stock an endless variety of gently worn coats in all colors, styles, and sizes and anything from Ladies half coats, anoraks/zippers, ski jackets, duffle coats, parkas, wind jackets, all-weather coats, vintage jackets, military jackets, to Labola coats, overcoats, Scottish coats, raincoats, imitation fur, suede and leather coats Denim and much more!   We have thousands to choose from.   Our prices are rock bottom too, meaning everyone can afford to keep warm this winter.   However, even though our prices are the best in the country, so is the quality of all our coats. Quite the contrary! We import all our coats directly from Europe and we make sure that we only import the best quality and most stylish gently used coats and jackets.   Because we buy and import our coats and jackets in such huge quantities, this means that we are able to buy them at very low prices.   Of course, because we value our customers, we pass this saving on to them so that they can wear excellent quality, gently worn coats and jackets at incredible prices.   Our stores in Kempton Park, Benoni and Springs are big and easy to get to, being within walking distance of the main taxi routes.   So, how do you choose which is the best coat for you and your family when there is so much variety? Well, firstly, you need to consider the needs of each person you are buying for.   For example, if you need to buy a jacket for your 4-year-old, you would need something that can easily be worn while they are playing but will also keep them warm outside.   An anorak would be ideal as it allows for plenty of movement, especially in a young and active person, but it will also keep them nice and warm.   Someone working outside a lot and security guards working the nightshift would do very well with a lined, full-length coat. This will keep their entire body warm, even in the coldest of temperatures.   Fashion-conscious teenagers and young people usually enjoy our denim, trench, military, imitation, leather and, vintage-style jackets. Of course, our coats come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and it is very easy to find something that a fussy person would be happy with.   Summer is not usually the time most people think is a good time to buy a jacket, but if you consider how much it rains in many parts of South Africa during the summer months, you would want to think twice about this.   In order not to get caught out in an unexpected rain shower, why not have a fashionable raincoat or all-weather coat to keep in your bag to help keep you dry? When folded up, the raincoats you can buy at Coat Corner do not take up much space at all and are easier to carry around than an umbrella – plus you will have a free hand as you won’t have to hold an umbrella!   Do you get up early to walk to your taxi rank in the mornings? In the evenings, you most probably also walk home from the taxi rank and, in the winter, it can get very cold. In these cases, we recommend one of our stylish padded zippers, parkas, or duffle coats. Any of these coats will keep you warm while outdoors.   Depending on what you prefer, either would be suitable. A duffle coat is very popular with our male customers and goes nicely with anything you have in your wardrobe, while a zipper in your favorite color will brighten up those dark winter mornings.   Parkas look great on anyone in winter and look especially good when accessorised with matching scarves, gloves, and beanies.   Many of our customers consider a parka to be the ultimate, warm winter coat and for good reason! They are often waterproof on the outside and some offer a padded, inner section that will keep you warm on even the most freezing days.   Some parkas have a faux fur lining in the hood to keep your head and neck warm and look very trendy in winter.   If you don’t spend a lot of time outdoors but need a good winter jacket to keep you warm when you walk from the car, taxi or train and indoors, an overcoat is perfect. Best for those icy cold days when you need to keep your whole body warm.   Do you enjoy fashion and are you looking for a trendy coat this winter?   Take a look at some of our military jackets or vintage coats. These jackets have been imported directly from Europe and are of excellent quality. You can wear them to work, to a party, over the weekend and to a soccer game. These jackets will be the envy of your friends while, at the same time, keeping you nice and warm.   For those who are looking to invest in a good coat or jacket that can be worn year-round, we usually recommend our popular all-weather jackets. These jackets are incredibly versatile and will keep you warm on the coldest winter days, dry when it is raining, and will keep the wind away on windy days. They are also great for wearing when there is a slight chill in the air.   All-weather jackets normally consist of a warm, fleecy inner layer that you can wear when temperatures are really low. It usually has an outer, waterproof layer that keeps you dry.   Imitation leather and denim jackets are incredibly popular with all our customers and especially the younger ones. Although they offer less warmth than that of a parka or padded zipper, they can certainly keep you warm and look very stylish when worn with jeans, casual pants, or a long skirt.     When picking out a winter jacket, we at Coat Corner always recommend thinking about what you will be wearing the coat with.   For example, will you be wanting a coat that you can wear over several other layers of clothing? If so, try on the coat and make sure that there will be enough room for more layers underneath.   Colour is also a very important consideration for a winter jacket. Classic winter coats come in neutral colors, such as black, navy blue, dark blue, burgundy and camel. One of these colors is always a great option as they are more likely to go with what you already have in your wardrobe.   Jackets in bright colors (like yellows, pinks, and greens) can help you to make the fashion statement that you are dreaming of but we suggest thinking about what you will wear it with beforehand. For instance, if you choose a bright yellow jacket, do you have clothes that you can stylishly match to it?   Coat Corner sells jackets and coats in all sizes: from children’s sizes to XS to XXXL. This means that we definitely have a coat for every shape and size.   What coat are you interested in buying this winter and why? Let us know because we would love to hear from you! Better still, come and visit us in-store and chat to one of our salespeople who would be delighted to help you!  

Our Store locations:

Overcoats Benoni – 97 Princess Ave Benoni. Coat Corner Kempton Park – 79 Pretoria Rd, CBD. Coat Corner Springs – 29 5th Avenue, CBD.   Contact John Ndlovu on 062 574 0361 or WhatsApp us on 078 769 3810. Or you can chat with one of our trained area specialists

The Overcoat Importer Overview

Need a warm jacket or coat for winter? Or perhaps you’re interested in making a bit of cash? In this case, you could buy a bale from The Overcoat Importer and make some much-needed cash! Our coats are extremely popular and you will sell the contents of your bale in next to no time.   Here at The Overcoat Importer, we are South Africa’s leading importer of gently worn overcoats. Since we purchase our coats in bulk and at extremely good prices, we are able to then pass this discount on to you. Our valued customer.   This means that you can keep your entire family warm this winter. Stylish, comfortable and elegant coats at a fraction of the price you would usually pay! Plus, our barely-used coats come from Europe and are excellent quality. In fact, every coat undergoes a quality check so you do get amazing value for money. The bales are shipped to South Africa under strict hygiene controls with fumigation certificates issued as required by Port Health.   Are you interested in purchasing one of our bales for resale? Why not visit us at Overcoats Benoni or COAT CORNER Kempton Park or the COAT CORNER Springs store? We are conveniently situated in the CBD. We have parking available right in front of the store. We are also within walking distance from the train and taxi routes. ladies overcoats Our customers love browsing our stores and looking for fashionable coats (which are priced from only R40), as well as our clothing range which comes out every summer and which is also available for purchase in bulk.   Not able to visit us? Well, why not shop online, view our wholesale price list on our website and you can take advantage of our countrywide delivery service? We have pre-negotiated courier rates and you can shop from the convenience of your own home. Confirm your order by email or with an overcoats sales specialist, pay the invoice issued and collect or wait a few days to receive your delivery. www.overcoats.co.za   The Overcoat Importer has exactly what you need! Whether you need a coat for yourself, your partner, a friend or your children, we have thousands of coats on display. Making us South Africa’s biggest coat shop, in fact the World’s Biggest Coat Shop.   Our collection of coats range from warm winter coats, light jackets, three quarter and long overcoats. Army surplus coats, colorful anoraks, suede coats, military-style jackets, and parkas. We even stock pure wool and cashmere coats. Our stores offer a ‘Vintage Coat Collection’ section which stocks hand-picked, selected investment coats. mens overcoats We also have highly sought-after Labola coats, which are definitely a must-see. These are available throughout the year in addition to our all-weather coats, denim jackets, ladies office jackets, & more.   Our sales team is friendly and professional and is always ready to help you. We can help you organize a lay-by and set you up with our popular LOYALTY card. This card celebrates you, our loyal customer and rewards you with discounts. Get your loyalty card as soon as possible and record every purchase you make to get your reward. T’s&C’s apply.     For more information visit our website or contact our Sales Manager, William Magabane to place an order on 078 611 8568.    

Men’s Overcoat Bales For Sale

Winter is fast approaching, which means that people will soon be thinking about the warm clothing that they will need to combat the cold. Have a look at our men’s overcoat bales for sale.   Here at The Overcoat Importer, we have got you covered in more ways than one! If you are looking for a high-quality men’s coat or jacket, you have definitely come to the right place. Visit one of our shops Overcoats in Benoni, Coat Corner in Kempton Park or Coat Corner in Springs.   We are South Africa’s largest importer of gently used and excellent quality coats and jackets. Our stock comes directly from Europe and, before it reaches our racks, each item is carefully checked and quality controlled which includes fumigation when packing the bales and the containers for shipping as required by Port Health.   Since we purchase our stock in massive numbers, we are able to negotiate rock bottom prices and we are happy to pass this huge discount on to you, our valued customer.   There is a great need in South Africa for men’s winter coats during the colder months. Many men work as security guards, factory workers and in professions that keep them outdoors where the temperatures are very low. Many guys also have to walk long distances in the cold, early morning hours to catch taxis and trains. Sadly, until The Overcoat Importer AND COAT CORNERS came on the scene, warm coats were very pricey for the average South African man and only the lucky few could afford a decent quality winter jacket or coat.   We have stylish, warm and comfortable men’s coats for sale at prices from only R120! If you are interested in making some easy cash and making these coats available to your community, why not consider buying one of our overcoat bales and reselling them? men's overcoat Many of our customers have already been highly successful in buying and selling our bales of overcoats and these are now in high demand. They are the best quality available in South Africa today.   The good news is that anyone can buy and resell our bales of overcoats – whether you are in between jobs, you are a student or you simply want to supplement your income, now is the perfect time to snap one up for yourself and start earning your own cash.   The Overcoat Importer is based in BENONI and we also have COAT CORNER branches in Springs and Kempton Park CBD. You can browse our selection of coats and buy either by piece or purchase a bale of overcoats. These shops are all conveniently situated within walking distance to taxi routes and trains. We also offer plenty of parking if you are arriving in a car.   If you cannot visit us, don’t worry! We offer delivery of bales to your home anywhere in the country and our courier rates are very reasonable as well.   Our team of friendly and professional sales staff are always happy to help you with any questions you may have. They can also advise you on the various types of bales we have. In addition to the types of coats and jackets in our range.   The bales we offer are as follows:
  • 25 piece bale of mixed of coats – long and 3/4
  • 25 piece 3/4 coats
  • 100kg bale of mixed coats – half coats, ¾ and long
  • 40 piece bale of half coats
  • 300kg bale of assorted coats
  Our bales feature a variety of styles, colors and sizes so there will be something to suit everyone!   Contact us now for any more information or visit our website www.overcoats.co.za Place and order now sales@overcoats.co.za or contact one of our overcoats sales specialists.

Ladies Overcoat Bales For Sale

Winter is the time to dress warmly and protect yourself and your family from the cold weather – but are you prepared for it? You can have a look at our ladies overcoat bales for sale.   One of the very best ways to keep you and your family warm during the colder months is to have a warm winter coat. If you would like to keep warm when you travel to and from work in the mornings and evenings, a coat is the best way to do this.   If you think that owning a good quality coat or jacket is simply out of your price range, think again! The Overcoat Importer buys gently used, elegant and stylish coats directly from Europe and, because we buy in extremely large quantities, we can pass this massive saving on to you, our customers! Our coats are shipped to South Africa under strict hygiene controls with fumigation certificates as required by Port Health.   With COAT CORNER branches in Kempton Park and Springs, and Overcoats in Benoni, we are close to the main taxi routes and trains and we also offer plenty of parking if you are visiting us in a car.   We sell individual coats and jackets as well as bales of coats. When you buy a bale of ladies overcoats, you can sell the individual coats in the bale to folks at work and in your community and make some easy cash! Ladies  Overcoat Bales For Sale Remember that people will very soon be thinking about buying something warm for the winter so why not take advantage and get your bale as soon as possible? Not only will you be making some money for yourself, you will also be helping others as they will be able to buy inexpensive but good quality coats from you.   As South Africa’s largest importer of gently used coats, we have finally made owning a great quality, warm and stylish winter coat a reality for most South Africans!   Our range of ladies’ coats is extensive. They come in many different styles, colors, sizes, and lengths. This means that whatever you are looking for, you will definitely be able to find it in one of our stores or in our easy-to-use, online store. Furthermore, when you buy one of our highly sought-after bales, you will have a very nice mixture and variety of coats, making the selling process incredibly easy for you!   At Overcoats in Benoni and Coat Corner Kempton Park and Springs CBD we sell OVER four different types bales and they are as follows:  
  • 30 piece ladies overcoat mix long and XL
  • 40 piece ladies half coats
  • 100 kg mix of different overcoats half, ¾ and long
  • 300 kg mix of either half or long coats
  • 10 piece special mix
  • per kg sales
  • pick and choose
  As you can see, we make it easy for you to sell on the coats in our bales. If you would like to find out more about buying one of our bales, why not visit us in one of our three stores and someone from our team will gladly assist you in finding the perfect bale for you! Alternatively, if you can’t get to our physical store or if you do not live in the Johannesburg area, no problem – we deliver anywhere in the country. All you need to do is place an order with one of our overcoat sales specialist or email sales@overcoats.co.za   Our wholesale price list is available on our website www.overcoats.co.za

Kids Anoraks For Sale

Since they still have developing immune systems and because they are sensitive to cold temperatures, it is very important to ensure that your children are dressed warmly for winter. Take a look at our kids anoraks for sale.   When it gets very cold in winter, it can be difficult to keep your children warm. However, if they have a warm anorak, you can have the peace of mind that they are protected from the cold wind and icy temperatures.   An anorak offers your child all the warmth that they need while still allowing them to be able to move around freely while playing and going about their everyday lives. Lightweight yet effective against the cold, if your child has an anorak, they will enjoy this coming winter that much more!   Here at The Overcoat Importer, we import large quantities of gently used coats, jackets, and anoraks from Europe. Because of the vast number of overcoats we import, we benefit from very low prices which we then pass on to you, our valued customers. This means that you can pick up excellent quality and stylish kids anorak for as little as R40! If you need to get your children set up for this winter, why not visit The Overcoat Importer at one of our popular stores? We are located on the East Rand at Overcoats Benoni, COAT CORNER Springs and COAT CORNER Kempton Park and are very close to major taxi routes and trains. In addition, we also have plenty of parking, if you come by car.   Can’t come into one of our stores? No problem- you could always shop online where we have our wholesale price list available on www.overcoats.co.za you can email your order to sales@overcoats.co.za or speak to one of our overcoats sales specialists who will gladly assist you with your order, and have your purchases delivered directly to your home at a great rate!   Our range of kids anoraks is extensive and we have anoraks for children in all sizes, every color you can imagine and trendy styles to suit every child. We also have padded, lightweight and heavy anoraks, depending on your needs.   All our branches are staffed with members of our friendly and professional team who would be very happy to help you find an anorak for your child. We also offer lay-by options if money is tight: simply speak to a member of The Overcoat Importer team and they will tell you more.   So, what kind of anorak will you be dressing your children in this winter? Let us know!     At Overcoats Benoni, Coat Corner Kempton Park and Coat Corner Springs not only do we offer wonderfully priced jackets and clothing, but we also give you the option of buying from us in bulk, in the form of bales. You can, therefore, buy a very well-priced bale of kids anoraks from us and then sell them on to folks in your local community or other people in order to make some extra cash for yourself! With kids anoraks always being in high demand during the colder months, you will sell everything in your bale in no time!   Interested in buying one of our kids’ anorak bales?  Well, we offer you the following options AND we deliver countrywide:  
  • 60 piece kids anorak bale
  • 100 kg kids anorak bale
  • 60 piece kids heavy anorak bale
  • 300 kg kids anorak bales
  • We also sell per kg
    Contact one of our overcoats sales specialist now if you are interested or would like to place an order email sales@overcoats.co.za For any further information visit our website www.overcoats.co.za