Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Feb 24, 2019 20:10:10 GMT 1
Christmas period is a season when some items gain more attention and patronage. It is certainly a period of decorations and lighting. Smart entrepreneurs can make good use of the business opportunities presented to them by this important season.
An example of item required this period especially for its scent and light is Candle. Candle, when lighted provides light, heat and sometimes scent as there are some candles specially made for the purpose of fragrance. Candles can enhance the atmosphere of a room, adding both decoration and scent.
Home and abroad, the essence of candles cannot be over emphasized. Besides scent, appearance has also become important. They have become a decorative home accessory, influenced by trends in home decoration.
A candle is a block of wax with an embedded wick that provides light, and in some cases, fragrance. Candles are made from paraffin wax. Other raw materials include beeswax, soy and other plant waxes. Palm oil too is a common raw material. A candle can also provide heat, or be used as a method of keeping time.
Characteristics of a good candle
- A bright, calm flame.
- No dripping.
- No carbon blackening in the home from candles burning.
- Ideal wick curvature,
- The required burning time is met
- Minimum wax remainder.
Benefits of candles
Candles can brighten up special occasions, they can also have a calming, relaxing or invigorating effect on the consumer. They brighten the atmosphere and influence one's mood. With colour, scent and shape, candles can create a romantic atmosphere. They are used in the religious circles too. Some religious bodies use candles for prayer and other rites.
You can choose a season like this to start candle business and smile to the bank making huge profit which will provide some boost to your business.
The local market for candle is broad and Europe too is an interesting market for candles, where use and imports are steadily increasing. Europe’s demand for candles is higher than its production. This drives the need for imports, making Europe an interesting market.
This offers good opportunities for exporters from developing countries.
Germany is Europe’s leading importer of candles, other top importers are the United States, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Mexico and Singapore and many more developed countries.
Information on the packaging of candles should include details of the
producer, consignee, material used quantity, size volume and caution signs, and every detail should correspond to the packing list sent to the importer.
Size and shape are important design elements in the candle market.
Usually there is importer specification. Candles should be packed according to the importer’s instructions. There may be specific requirements for packaging materials, filling boxes, the use of pallets, stowing containers.
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