Buy a baby furniture set and you could be buying the ultimate furniture store.
Baby furniture stores are huge business in Australia and the growth is driven by the boom in baby boxes.
The rise of baby boxes and other furniture products like baby food, toys and even baby cribs is part of a larger boom in the sale of baby furniture.
It’s a market worth about $15 billion.
In Sydney alone, Babybox Australia was a $3.8 billion business last year, according to its annual report.
The growth in baby furniture is due to increased demand from people who want to store their belongings for their children and for when they need to get out of the house.
“We are seeing a huge increase in the demand for baby furniture products,” Mr Smith said.
“And it’s just the right time of year for us to be opening our stores.”
Baby boxes and baby furniture are the two biggest categories of furniture sold in the Australian marketplace, according a report by furniture analyst Robert P. Gurney.
Baby boxes can be used as storage, sleeping, play or dining areas.
Baby cribs are often used for sleeping and have a smaller capacity, but are also used as playrooms.
Baby blankets and pillows are also common items.
Baby storage boxes, also known as baby bags, are used to store baby supplies, including food, clothes and toys.
Baby-friendly baby products and services include crib mattresses, baby crib pads, crib liners, baby sleepers and baby toys.
“The market is growing at a fast rate,” Mr Purney said.
He said baby furniture sales in the past year have increased by 50 per cent.
“Baby furniture sales have been on a really fast growth rate, which is quite unusual,” Mr Gurnrey said.
A big boom in online sales “Baby boxes are growing like crazy, particularly on the Baby Box websites,” Mr Tingley said.
Online sales account for about 10 per cent of the business, but it is up to the stores to target the right customers.
The trend of online baby furniture shopping can be attributed to the rise of Baby Box, a baby box and baby accessories company that was started by an Australian couple, Mr Tingsley said, and now has about 30 stores across Australia.
The Baby Box website has become a major source of online sales, with sales doubling in the last year.
It offers baby furniture online, and has a range of baby accessories and baby boxes, including baby blankets, crib mattress, baby pad, crib pillow, crib sheets, crib towels and baby blankets.
Mr Tinger said the baby furniture industry is on the cusp of a new era.
“There is a huge opportunity to expand that and create a huge market,” he said.
Baby Box said its growth has been driven by its Baby Box store in Melbourne, and the baby bed store in Sydney.
“Our Baby Box stores are now the biggest Baby Box outlet in the world,” Mr Fossel said.
The company has about 15 stores in Australia, including two in Melbourne.
Mr Frossel said the Baby box stores were able to keep the business afloat because of the high demand for the products and the low prices.
“They sell out like crazy,” he added.
“That’s because they have to keep coming in and selling.”
It’s hard to predict the future of the industry, but Mr Smith thinks the boom will continue, even if baby boxes do not go the way of baby blankets and crib mattrices.
“You’re not going to see baby blankets or crib mattrics dying,” he told ABC News.
“It’s going to continue.”
The growth of baby items online has also created a boom in Baby Box Australia, he said, which now has more than 60 stores across the country.
“When you look at the growth of BabyBox in Australia there’s a huge appetite for baby items, especially for babies,” he explained.
“So BabyBox Australia has been really successful.”