If you are expecting a baby, or if you need to buy a gift for someone who has recently had one, you will probably be happy to find baby factory shops where accessories and items are much more affordable.
Most items for children, toddlers and babies, whether they are essential items or toys and clothes, are quite expensive from most stores. If you are buying your own accessories for your own child you will find that the list of items you need to buy is very extensive, making the final bill very high.
Why shop at factory stores?
Factory stores are retailers where you can find items at discounted prices. This is usually because they stock reject items from other stores, or items that have been cleared out at the end of a season from other stores.
Often well-known brand stores will have their own branded factory store where customers can find last seasons items at very low prices or items directly from the factory that have some sort of fault in them. Common faults with clothing include the wrong label being sewn onto the item of clothing, the wrong size being sewn onto a garment, the stitching done on the wrong side or the wrong way, or a tiny hole or tear somewhere.
With baby items there may be a myriad of reasons that products and accessories have been sent to factory stores and it is very possible to find good quality items that may only have one or two minor flaws that do not really affect the way that the item functions.
For example, a bottle with the image or labelling painted on skew might end up in a factory store. Most people would prefer to pay up to 50 % less for a bottle with a skew drawing than the full price for a bottle with a perfect image on it.
If you are expecting a baby, the items that you will need will probably include the following:
- a pram or stroller
- car seat
- high chair
- bottle cleaning items
- a crib
- a baby bath
- and soaps especially for little ones
- milk formula
- toys and more
These items are incredibly expensive from normal stores and you will save a lot of money if you invest in as many of these items as possible from babies discount stores.
What items can you find at baby factory stores?
You will usually find bottles, bowls, spoons, toys, books, DVDs, music, nappies, blankets, baby grows and other baby clothing, high chairs, car seats, prams, strollers, cribs, walkers, baby harnesses and a myriad of other baby accessories.
These products are all things that you will be able to use repeatedly for some time. Often, factory stores will stock nappies, creams and powders which are perishable, but not food items. However, there are some factory stores who do stock baby cereal, formula and other food and you may be lucky enough to find one of these stores near you.
Where to find a store near you
There are several throughout the country. Baby Factory is one of these stores and is located in Cape Town. The best way to locate the nearest baby factory store to you would be to use one of the online factory store locators. Factory Shopper is one of these useful tools and you can use it to find a range of different factory stores selling different items. Visit Factory Shopper at www.factoryshopper.co.za and search for baby factory stores and you should be given a list of stores near you.
TIP: What to remember when buying items from factory stores
When shopping at factory stores for any items, it is important to keep in mind that it is no good paying less for an item if it is not good quality and if it will not last you. Paying a low price for a low quality item over and over again when it breaks will prove as expensive as paying a higher price for a good quality item just once.