South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world and with this gloomy outlook for many, The Overcoat Importer has a solution with its “Buy-a-Bale. Make your own CASH!” concept.

Most South Africans have experienced the economic fall-out from the Covid-19 pandemic over the past year. This has resulted in money being tight and many households struggling to make ends meet.

While this may seem like a very gloomy outlook, the good news is that there is hope out there because you can start your own business and make some extra cash.

The Overcoat Importer gives South Africans the opportunity of owning their own business through our “Buy-a-Bale. Make-your-own-cash!” concept.

This means that with only a small investment, you can buy a bale of gently used European imported coats and jackets. There are always great deals to take advantage of for startups. All you need to do is speak to an Overcoats sales specialist for the latest information and best deals.

Tips on how to make the “Buy-A-Bale. Make your own cash!” work for you

Since there is always a market for clothing and especially jackets, and even more so premium quality jackets sold at great prices, you will always have customers and therefore a steady income.

If you are unable to spare enough to start your own coat business, you could always go into partnership with a friend or family member or two.

In doing so, you are sharing the costs of buying your first bale and your business has the opportunity of growing more rapidly as there are more people to sell the stock.

Pricing your stock is quite easy. First, you will need to work out the cost price of each item by taking the total amount you paid for the bale, and then dividing it by the number of items you have.

After this, we advise adding a healthy mark-up that will make your business profitable. Just be careful not to overprice your items as they will not sell as fast this way.

Once you have purchased your first bale, you can start selling your stock immediately.

Your customers will most likely come from people you know in your local community, family, friends, and people from work.

You can advertise your business through word of mouth, by making pamphlets that you hand out to people walking past or on local Facebook groups. You would be amazed at the response you get, especially if you run specials!

Take action now. Buy a Bale of overcoats and make your own cash. It’s a simple business anyone can start and be successful.

The Overcoat Importer has shops in convenient locations in Gauteng: Kempton Park, Springs and Benoni.

These modern stores are a pleasure to visit and are run by teams of friendly staff members and overcoat sales specialists who are always there to help you and answer your questions.

They are close to main roads and all major transport routes, making them easy to visit with public transport. You are also welcome to place an order with an overcoat sales specialist for your area and arrange delivery to your door.

If you are unsure as to which bale is best for you, feel free to ask a team member and they will guide you through the process.

Secondhand coats and jackets at low prices for the whole family all year round. Available in bulk in bales, we deliver nationally.

If you don’t live in Gauteng, this is not a problem at all as you can visit our website and see our wholesale price list and examples of what the coats and jackets look like that are inside the bales. Place your order with an overcoats sales specialists and arrange delivery. An invoice will be issued to you make the payment and once it’s cleared, your bale will be on its way to you. It’s as easy as that!

We deliver throughout South Africa as we want everyone to have the same opportunity of starting their own business.

Our bales include top quality jackets and coats that are only very gently used. Since they come from Europe where fashion, style and quality are paramount, you can be assured of stock that will last for years and keep your customers warm throughout the year. There’s something for every season from denim jackets and zippers to long woolen overcoats.

Once winter has passed, you will still be able to sell other styles of jackets and lightweight all weather and trench coats. This is because much of South Africa experiences summer rainfall and raincoats are a must-have item, especially for those who walk to work or to transport.

Lightweight jackets are great items for the summer as they can take the edge off the breeze when you are sitting outside during the evenings or walking home. Many of our customers always make sure that they have a lightweight jacket during the summer because many offices and shops have the air-conditioning on, which can make the temperature quite cold.

They can also add an element of sophistication and style to your summer clothing, making them great to wear to the office year-round, never mind the perfect jacket for church. There are so many different ones to choose from, your customers will keep coming back for more.

Can you really deliver a bale of coats to my hometown in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal or the Eastern Cape?

Yes, of course! The Overcoat Importer delivers bales throughout South Africa, no matter where you are located. We deliver to both urban and rural locations and all you need to do is simply wait for your bale to be delivered to your home.

There will be a nominal delivery fee, but you could be operating your new business within a matter of days, so it is well worth it.

The 25kg bale of UK Mix is a good option to buy first to start your business and make your own cash.

If you are interested in taking control of your life and finances by working for yourself, we recommend starting off by purchasing one of our popular 25kg bales of UK Mix.

These bales contain a fantastic range of garments that are likely to sell very quickly, giving you excellent return on investment and enough money to buy your bale.

Your customers will love these items as they are unlike anything they will find in regular South African clothing stores, and they can create their own, unique style.

The 25kg bale of Scottish Mix is filled with fashion coats and jackets to sell and make your own cash.

The Overcoat Importer’s 25kg bale of Scottish Mix is the perfect solution for those wanting to sell fashionable coats and jackets to their customers.

This bale consists of beautiful fashion jackets and coats that will keep your customers warm, and trendy all year through.

Many South Africans have to walk to and from the taxi in the early mornings and evenings, which is when temperatures can be chilly. Investing in a coat or jacket from you will help them to feel comfortable and warm.