How to Start an Appliance Delivery and Setup Business. If you enjoy working with appliances but don't want to work for someone else or open a store, you might start an appliance delivery and setup business. Because so many appliances are difficult to transport due to weight or bulk, consumers need a way to get those appliances from the store to their home. In addition, many appliances can be difficult to install, so they need a professional to set up their appliance.
Items you will need
- Delivery vehicle
- Tools such as a hammer, wrenches and drills
- Appliance moving equipment, such as a hand truck or cart
Identify the appliances you want to work with. If you don't have knowledge about how to set up a given appliance, it may be worthwhile to do some research and learn how to set up that particular appliance.
Write a business plan. Developing a strong business plan helps keep you focused on your business, and it also helps you make the case to lenders if you need financing.
Purchase necessary equipment. When you start an appliance delivery and setup business, there are some things you're going to need in order to get appliances from the store to the customer's house, and some things you'll need once you're inside to install the appliance.
Partner with appliance retailers. Many appliance retailers are willing to either sub-contract their delivery and setup to another party. When you start an appliance delivery and setup business, contact local appliance dealers to see if they are interested in a working relationship.
Advertise your business. If you can't get sufficient business from retailers, advertise directly to consumers.
Make sure you follow all applicable regulations, such as business license and tax reporting requirements.