How Much Do Plastic Folding Chairs Cost?

How Much Do Plastic Folding Chairs Cost?
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By Connor Rusinko
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How Much Do Plastic Folding Chairs Cost?

From the battle tested party rental veterans to the weekend warrior who just wants to have a backyard get together, they’ve all asked the same question at one time or another. How much Do Plastic Folding Chairs Cost? 

Once you find that out, the next query might be why some plastic folding chairs cost more than others, even if it’s just a few dollars and they seem to look very similar. Fair questions. 

Let me put it to you this way - New York style pizzas have the same appearance, right? Thin, but soft, doughy crust, wide slices, red sauce, cheese. Maybe a little basil if you’re feeling dangerous. My good man, George the pizza maker would be able to tell which is his pie even if he’s blindfolded. Why? Because he lives, breathes, probably eats too much pizza every single day of his life. 

That’s what you have here with the experts at EventStable and our relationship with our equipment. We’ll tell you how much you should be spending on Plastic Folding Chairs, why you should be spending that much and how you’ll double that return investment over and over again.

How Much Do Plastic Folding Chairs Cost?

Plastic folding chairs have been the most popular seating option in the event industry for years and you can bet that trend will continue.

A simple google search for “plastic folding chairs” or “cheap folding chairs” will turn up thousands of results. You’ll find anyone from Marty Craigslist selling used chairs to snake oil salesmen telling you why their $8.99 plastic folding chair is better and less expensive than the rest in their industry. 

Now I don’t want to undercut Marty Craigslist. If you’re in a pinch and you’re hosting a party tomorrow with friends and family, used chairs at a discount is probably the way to go(but don’t check out his porcelain doll collection, even if he insists).  

If you’re a party rental company, event venue, church, school, recreation center or anybody who cares about performance as much as their bottom line then your initial cost is of the utmost performance. 

So how much should you spend on Plastic Folding Chairs? The traditional “Samsonite” Chair will cost anywhere between $9 and $20. That sub-9 dollar chair might look appealing now but it’s very important that you do a little research. If you’re going to eat pizza for the rest of your life - you’re going to want the best, most consistent one right?

At EventStable, we think our TitanPRO Plastic Folding Chair belongs at the top of the food chain when it comes down to pound for pound best folding chairs for commercial use. And it’s not just us. Check out what some of our customers have to say about it!

What makes the TitanPRO chair so special and what should you be looking for when investing in such a high demand product?

  • Weight capacity(static and drop weight), 
  • what material(ours are 100% Polypropylene so they can flex more without breaking)
  • Can they stack and how high? We know storage space comes as a premium
  • Warranty - look for a 1 to 2 year warranty
  • Quantity pricing deals. We know you’re most likely not in the market for just 10 chairs. That’s why we offer quantity pricing deals for 100 and 200+ chairs for as low as $12.99
  • Free Shipping. Got to have it. We do. You will too.

OK, So How Much Should I Charge For Plastic Folding Chairs?

After you open up the pallet and look over your brand new stacks of folding chairs, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to make back your investment and hopefully double it over and over again. 

If you’ve read our previous blog on How To Determine Rental Rates for Party Rental Companies then you might know the answer or maybe you need a refresher. Doesn’t matter because I’m about to tell you anyway. 

The rule of thumb or easy baseline to keep when renting out your chairs is a 10:1 ratio to your invesment, or 10% of your cost for each chair. So if you paid $12 for each chair, then your customers should be paying a minimum of $1.20 for each chair.

In fact, through a general survey of 10 party rental companies who advertise their pricing on the internet, the average cost for plastic folding chair rentals came out to $1.35(we saw it range anywhere from $3-$1).

*Pro Tip: You might want to rent your white plastic folding chairs a bit higher than other colors just because of the extra time your crew might have to put in due to washing them a little more regularly

If you're just starting out in the party rental business, replinishing inventory or just looking to have extra chairs around the house, Plastic Folding Chairs are the simply the easiest, cheapest and most durable seating option for you and your guests.

If you have any more questions or would like to hear more about our quantity discounts along with our folding chair bundles, give the experts at EventStable a ring!

Author: Connor Rusinko

Connor is the E-commerce specialist and analyst at EventStable. He resides in West Hartford, Connecticut with many leather bound books that make his apartment smell of rich mahogany. You can find him in a local 30+ men's league still hanging on that dream of making it to the NBA

January 28, 2020