Design Trade Service Featured in Editor At Large

Design Trade Service was featured in Editor At Large, a leading publication for the residential interior design industry. 

https://editoratlarge.com/articles/behind-the-curtain-with-design-trade-service

DTS, based in Austin, TX, is the first ecommerce marketplace that is focused on enabling transactions between interior designers and the furniture manufacturing industry. While other new entrants into the online furniture market are focused on transactions between retailers and consumers and consumers and designers, there is a gap in the market between designers and manufacturers. DTS features a highly capital efficient business model with no inventory, receivables, or returns.

DTS is currently generating an average of $60,000 in Monthly Recurring Revenues ($1,500 average order), with approximately 1,100 design members, close to 50 major manufacturers, and close to 100,000 products.

Highlights include:

  • First mover in a large market segment - $9.1B market size (Association for Interior Designers).
  • Addresses market pain points for both Designers and Manufacturers.
  • Multiple recurring revenue streams, including product sales, membership fees, and product catalogue fees.
  • Barriers, including exclusive transaction platforms for some of the leading furniture manufacturers.