Sleeping pod ………

Article in The Times on December 21st 2016:

The Irishman behind a new start-up company has said that he has received numerous requests from landlords looking to maximise space.

He launched the Mr Sleeping Capsule business earlier this year after noticing the popularity of the pods while he was travelling in Asia.”

His stackable structures, measuring 5ft by 7ft, include a mattress, reading light, power socket, USB port, and the option to add a flat screen television or air conditioning. Customers also have the choice of a side or end opening.

The company’s tagline is “double your space, double your income” and the website includes a reminder that landlords can take…

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How I Started Making Money from Sleeping Pods

How I Started Making Money from Sleeping Pods Hi,  On researching these pods, I discovered they could be bought in China, but there were Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ’s) – you could only order a minimum of 20 or 40 pods. The quality of the pods was far from ideal – they used the cheapest of materials, and had no fire or safety standards whatsoever. I was not happy with the quality of the product.  I did not want to buy these cheap pods and then find that they didn’t meet any EU or CE standards, and that I then couldn’t use them, and had wasted my time and money.  So I flew to China for 3 weeks to visit factories and source and manufacture my own pods, which would meet all EU and CE fire and safety standards. This process took 5 months longer than expected due to the exhaustive independent testing to meet all the European standards, and also language, transport and currency problems.  Finally the pods passed all the CE and EU tests, and I could go ahead with production. I ordered my first container load and it was shipped! From start to finish this took 16 months, a long time but worth it to get a premium product I could stand over.