Oriental Rug Shop - United States
Updated: Nov 30, 2022
In 2015 I was buying and selling rugs as a hobby and transitioned into a small business in 2017. The business, Bewyac Group, specialized in selling pre-owned Persian rugs and carpets. The amusing part is that I started out selling Balochis rugs which were made in Afghanistan, not Iran which is where modern day Persian rugs are produced. The whole issue of what was Persia vs modern day Iran is an entirely different conversation. I guess the point is that I should have become Shop Oriental Rugs instead.
In 2017 - 2018 the Iranian Embargo was enforced to a greater extent which had a big impact on where I could sell my inventory. Too many companies were feeling the pressure from the Federal Government and were restricting the sale of Persian rugs if you couldn't prove when they had entered the country. Due to these issues, I had decided to focus on building my own website and halted relying on other platforms. I started rebranding to the new name of ShopPersianRugs.com.
Now, in 2022, we have expanded our products to include more Oriental rugs, both new and used, as well as custom-made Oriental rugs that we import from India. If our ability to purchase Persian rugs is crippled, then the market opens up to more Oriental rugs from other countries and we can import them with popular Persian designs and control the quality of the products that we provide to our customers. I anticipate that we start adding more modern designs to our collection in the next couple years. This exciting venture in our business has been both educational and eye opening. However, I don't plan to change our business name or online presence in the future. It will be interesting to see where we're at in the next five years.
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