As a teenager, he sold Pokémon cards on eBay. Now he makes $38 million selling office furniture online. Learn the bricks & mortar inspiration behind one of the web’s biggest furniture stores — Biz Chair.
On-line business chair sales – a new and forward-thinking idea at the turn of the new millennium.
Sean Belnick was fourteen when he visited his step dad’s furniture manufacturing office. To a youngster of the computer generation, it seemed odd to Belnick that customers would go into retail stores and place an order, and then the stores would turn around and place the order with the furniture manufacturer, who would then ship directly to the customer.
About the business:
In 2001, with only a five hundred dollar investment, Belnick started an online-store to help sell his step dad’s inventory. Belnick built a website and called it Bizchair.com. Today, Bizchair is still one of the leading online suppliers of office furniture. Recent annual sales — 38 million dollars.
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