Saturday, 20 December 2014

Some ideas and ways to save money on RENOvation! *Renotalk feature.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I am going off topic a bit and talk a bit about Renovations.

This is a scary term, especially to those not design incline...

Also it may cost an arm and a leg, to some people both legs or both arms :X

An average HDB 5 room reno which is decent will only be at around $100k SGD.

So how to counter this?

It can be enjoyable to some, and tragic to some.


Well I am a person whom enjoys visiting factories, mainly because I own one.

I love to see and understand how people run businesses from other sector.

I love to keep my options open when it comes to choices.

I am also a business owner so I understand sometimes how logistically expensive it can be when it comes to bringing it to your doorstep. (Convenience is expensive!)

What if I am not afraid of trouble and am able to handle difficult logistics?

How much can I save?

Lets see....

Remember my tiles ? :P 

I saved a huge load on these... Average $10/sqft. I saved imagine, I have 3,600sqft of space that I catered for.

$36,000 SAVED :)

This involved a lot of labor to move the tiles. But it was all well worth it.

Now.. The Lights...

The story of my lights was quite interesting. I wanted to source the kind where people can screw in the bulbs, thinking that it saves me money.

The average cost for the adapter is around $15 SGD, which is not expensive la honestly.

But thinking that I need 100pc of down lights I told myself why not go try source it in GZ.

So I did.

Day 1 - went to run round checking prices, get leads and get price point.

Day 2 - did all my comparison and couldn't find the adaptor for the bulbs... All I saw was LED lights everywhere every corner. So I fed up and just asked how much like a typical Singaporean and understanding that it was expensive. The average price of LED lights in SG is $18-20/ downlight.

I asked, "bro, how much is the LED that you guys sell?"

they replied, " how much V do you need for the downlight?"

I said, "small one is fine, maybe 6V good enough for me."

they replied, "oh this one having promotion, $X dollars."

I smiling inside secretly and trying to make a unimpressed face stating that it was still too expensive.

They went lower again :P

I said, "ON!"

hahaha, so that is how my lights story is. 

Moral of the story is, the adapter + bulb is more expensive then the LED downlights I intended to buy. Hence I gave up the idea of buying the adapter and just went with the LED instead.

Now my showroom is fully fitted with LED down lights + LED spotlights.


These are some of the experiences I got through travelling and they are time consuming.

But importantly I enjoyed it.

These are legit ways of really saving substantially and can end up making you interested in the business :X haha.

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The Perfection of Passionate Manufacturing
- Tilam King

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Promotion vs an Honest price point? Which is actually better?

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow Singaporeans and supporters...

Many love to ask,

"Year end is coming, Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year all around the corner, are you guys having a promotion?"

Our answer is,

"No, unfortunately..."

I carried on and said,

"I grew up from the mattress industry, the moment I was born, I already saw the sales sign at shops and till today it never was taken down. Don't judge, you flip the papers, EVERY WEEK got promotion, you go EXPO, EVERY OTHER WEEK GOT EXPO, you go Courts, EVERYDAY GOT PROMO, you go Robinsons, EVERYDAY GOT PROMO."

I never believe that by paying $50,000 for a full page advertisement on the papers per day, got such thing as promotion.

I never believe that by joining EXPO, paying $10,000~$20,000 per week got promotion, and it is every other week, OH COME ON PLEASE...

So let me conclude, there is no promotion.

To me, if it is a promotion, it has to be surpluses so that it helps the shop clear out either old stuff or unwanted stuff, this is the definition of a genuine promotion.

And then...

TILAM KING emphasis on an Honest price point.

The whole concept of Tilam King is to basically run without traditional media, and run purely on social media with the help of word of mouth.

We in return make better mattresses for the amount of money you spent.

To us, this is meaningful because consumers are no longer stupid, you know what you are buying sooner or later.

We will improve as we go on, and we will continue to innovate and gather great component supply chains to collaborate with us so that we can give our customers the very best.

Now... understand why our promotion is our Honest Price Point.

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The Perfection of Passionate Manufacturing
- Tilam King

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Our honorable Fabric supplier - Bekaert Textiles. Introducing "ADAPTIVE"

Dear Ladies and Gentleman and fellow Supporters,

The question, "is this mattress, cooling or not to sleep on?"

We get this 1000000000000000000000000000000000 times, and every time when we answer, it shocked people, because we love and enjoy bringing people into reality.

But remember, even if we are real about it, we still used industry leading companies to further enhance the quality.

Brands are made up of advertisements.

Products are made up of components.

If the component is good, the end product is good, period.

We will continue to produce highest quality products and offer the greatest value to our clients.

Remember, if it is not good, we won't do.

These are the Videos describing the company and the product. Enjoy ;)

We are so proud of associating ourselves with the best in Textiles. Period.

The Perfection of Passionate Manufacturing.
- Tilam King