Selling Well Rattan Baskets Parcel

Fingers Lewis, 52 Years, expertly weave rattan. The rattan woven into a small basket. Then the basket was his sandpaper so that the surface becomes slippery and covered with liquid varnish.
“It hampers baskets for Eid,” he said, Tempo, when met at his stall in Jalan rattan Dona ODOT, District Tassel, Friday, July 19, 2013. Lewis is a rattan craftsmen in Rumbai. Various home appliances in production such as chairs, tables, baskets, hood of food and toys.
Tassel area is known as the center of rattan in Pekanbaru. The craftsman was busy weaving wicker to order consumer, since the month of Ramadan is away rattan orders increased compared to normal days.
Lewis said the high interest rattan been happening since the beginning of the fasting. Because consumers need household items made from rattan is when the feast of Eid. “Ahead of Eid is more and more orders,” said the former Chairman of the Association of Craftsmen Rattan.
Increasing order of rattan also accompanied by increased earnings of the artisans. Lewis said, if he’s just a normal day gain in a month turnover of USD 15 million, while the fasting month he can earn double the usual day at $ 30 million per month.
Lewis said the rattan species that the public interest ahead of the Eid al-Fitr is the parcel basket. If he was just a normal day produce fruit baskets parcels 50 to 100 pieces per month, but since the beginning of the fasting Lewis has produced 2,000 parcels of fruit baskets. Lewis said, the parcel Basket demand by Shop Gift Baskets and offices.
The price offered varies, depending on the size and model of wicker. The price of a basket of parcels priced at Rp 80 thousand to Rp 300 thousand dollars. If the shelves are shaped parcels offered at a price of Rp 15 thousand to $ 30 thousand, depending on many levels of the parcel shelves.
Also experienced an increase in demand for rattan species hood of food, the day he could sell the hood of food as much as 10 to 15 pieces of fruit per day. The price offered is also varied from Rp 100 thousand to Rp 150 thousand dollars.
While the demand for chairs, desks and children’s toys such as rocking horses running relatively normal as usual. Price 1 wicker chair type seats cost Rp 3 million elephants, cobras and 1 seat long Rp 2 million. Toys for 1 piece children piggyback type offered at a price of Rp 200 thousand.
Lewis thankful not happen constraints in supply of raw rattan. “Alhamdulillah raw materials smoothly,” he said. If the raw material in Pekanbaru drag, he could order raw rattan from West Sumatra.
Lewis admitted ahead of Idul Fitri is receiving more orders fruit baskets parcels reach 2000, as a result he was forced to absorb a lot of labor to resolve consumer demand before Eid just two weeks away. Lewis is currently employing 20 people craftsmen. “So many of my own as well go to work,” said the owner of three pieces of rattan craft stalls.

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