Order a Furniture Container

Renovating a house, restaurant or hotel? Need to furnish an entire floor of a building? Are you an Interior Designer, Architect, or lover of rare and handmade things of beauty in search of international finds to add to your home or a client's project? If so, we're happy to help source furnishings both locally and abroad! With 8 years of experience, Nectar works directly with suppliers in India, Turkey, Bali, Africa and Morocco to source manufacturers and artisans of one-of-a-kind pieces, often of reclaimed materials, rife with detail, and the whispers of time. Every year we import huge containers brimming with beautiful and unusual furniture, architectural details, housewares, textiles, antiques and more! Whether you require a container all your own, or need just a few large items, we are happy to be your personal shopper!

What is a furniture container? It's a massive 20 or 40-foot long steel box used to ship items all over the world. If you have a large scale furnishings project, Nectar can source one for you!

We can directly import an entire container of goods from abroad to your store or warehouse in the US.

How does the process work? We have an initial meeting (either in person if you are local or on the phone) to get an understanding of what you are looking for. You send us photos of specific items or styles you want and we take care of the rest. We take the time to personally source your items. We contact our international suppliers to figure out availability, lead time, and cost. We work with manufacturers to custom build furnishings. We suggest items within your style range and send you photos of items from abroad for your approval and feedback. We travel abroad to inspect and fill your container, and work with a Customs Broker to have it shipped.

What kind of goods can I order? We can source all kinds of furniture: antique, vintage, traditional, rustic, shabby chic, tribal, bone inlay, industrial, modern, and contemporary. Common items we import include furnishings of all kinds, columns, corbels, doors, mirrors, decorative accents, statuary, fountains, planters, lighting, marble sinks, copper and marble bathtubs, antique hardware, rugs, tabletop items and textiles.

How much does a container cost? We happily offer a 40% discount off normal retail prices for all items in your 20 or 40-foot container order. Shipping, customs, and handling fees are not included in this cost. A 50% deposit is required upfront for all sourcing projects. The goods are then loaded upon finalizing order and receiving balance payment.

How long does a container take to arrive in the US? To be cost effective, we import containers via ocean freight. The final shipment time varies greatly, depending on whether you are ordering ready made items or custom pieces that need to be built as well as whether the container is being packed in a port city or inland. Generally, it takes about 6 weeks to have items made, another week or so to pack the container, 4 - 6 weeks transport time, and then however long it takes for US Customs to clear the container. This last part is completely out of our hands, but in our experience, customs clearance can take anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks.

Please contact us for more information if you are interested in sourcing a container of furniture and goods from abroad!