Development of Smart Home Furniture Industry in the Future

In the traditional furniture industry, both solid wood and panel, the competition is becoming more and more fierce, and the price is becoming more and more transparent. Except for the giants at the head, they can set a slightly higher price through their long-term accumulated reputation and brand added value, most other furniture enterprises can not escape the price war. Compared with most industries, the furniture industry is relatively simple and rough, and the entry threshold is relatively low. You can start a factory by recruiting a few people and buying a few machines. There is not much technical content. Plywood (multi-layer solid wood board), MDF, particleboard (particle board), E1, E2, non-standard, how much a board costs, how many boards a piece of furniture needs to be made, how many accessories, man hours, the cost of these raw materials and labor cost. As long as someone is willing to teach and you study hard, you can calculate the ex factory cost of a piece of furniture in less than a month; In addition, transportation costs, installation labor costs and after-sales costs are added, which is the final cost of delivering a piece of furniture to customers. At present, most small and medium-sized enterprises have low sensitivity or requirements for furniture brands when purchasing furniture. They mainly look at the price first, and then make a comprehensive comparison of quality, design and enterprise strength. Therefore, it is more and more difficult for furniture enterprises that have no technical content and do not innovate and stick to the rules!

Differentiated operation and supporting customization are the priority choices for many furniture enterprises to seek change and survival and development, because this change takes the lowest time, labor, machinery and other costs, and is easier for enterprise bosses and employees to accept. However, it is precisely because of the low cost of this change that other enterprises quickly replicate after seeing the successful cases, and return to the above non benign competition state in less than a few years.

The concept of Internet of things and smart furniture has also been speculation for many years, but until now, the market share is relatively small, it feels tepid, and it is rarely heard that traditional furniture enterprises are involved. The core of drive motor, wire control system, lifting system, lifting shaft and intelligent desk is basically these, but these electronic things are basically two areas like the previous boards and iron. This involves almost new changes in people, technology and electronic control system. The threshold is high, so the cost is also high. It is difficult for large enterprises to turn around, and most small and medium-sized enterprises can't afford this cost or risk.

However, because there are few enterprises that are able to enter or willing to enter this industry, the competition is also small, the degree of market development is low, and there is more room for future development. The sedentary occupational disease of office white-collar workers has been paid more and more attention. The relatively more reasonable ergonomics of intelligent furniture and the office advantages of sitting and standing can effectively solve or alleviate this problem, which is accepted by more and more people. I personally think that smart furniture must be the direction of future development. Who can insert flags first, insert more and insert faster in this field. When the market is cultivated in the future, it will be a good harvest! What's your opinion?