Every once in a while we need to make some changes in our house – upgrade or replace household goods, pick a new color for the walls, or redesign the bedroom. Every new project of this kind makes us equally enthusiastic and anxious, for a simple reason: they take time and money.
Luckily, certain projects – such as purchasing a new mattress for your bedroom or your kids’ room – can be accomplished saving both time and money with the help of online shopping. We all know that, usually, high-quality mattresses cost a fortune; but acquiring such a product online has several satisfying advantages: affordable prices, a wide selection of products at your disposal, and the extremely convenient return policy and trial period.
When I needed a new bed, I chose to shop online to see how that worked. I’m sure there are many of you wishing to get a quality mattress without spending the entire family budget on it! So I thought a short guide inspired by my experience could come in handy if you want to save time, money, and energy when shopping for a new bed. Listed below are a few tips to follow.
Know What You Want
Make sure you know your preferences before you start checking the retailers’ websites. Consider preferences such as your (or your kids’) sleeping position, the firmness level you prefer, and how much support you require according to your body needs. Consider all these aspects and start doing a bit of research to find out what type of bed would suit you best.
Read the Reviews
Unbiased reviews are essential for online shopping. The best way to find out what you should or shouldn’t buy is to see what other customers have to say about the products you’d like to purchase. Read as many reports as you can to learn what people say about the various features of the mattresses, as well as about customer service or the level of content with the delivery process. Most customers these days are eager to let others know if the money they paid was a good investment or not, so listening to them could only bring benefits.
Cut Out the Middleman
A wise way to save money is to buy the mattress straight from the manufacturer. Nowadays, many mattress companies have their own online sales system which enables them to stick to a lower price since there’s no distributor involved in the process. If the manufacturer or the brand also has good reviews, it’s one of the best online deals you can get.
Look for Promotions or Freebies
Sometimes when buying a bed online there might be certain deals or coupons you can benefit from, so don’t overlook this details. Look for promotions or coupons – or ask for freebies! Some retailers may offer free bed frames or free delivery and maybe even free pillows, covers or mattress pads if you buy the mattress from them. That way, you’ll get more useful and necessary products within the same budget.
Always Verify the Return Policy
Most online retailers will offer you a trial period. This is a good thing because even though you did your research there may be a chance that you may not end up loving your new mattress. The trial period can be up to 100 nights, according to the latest reviews – you can learn more on Try Mattress about this customer policy which is meant to inspire trust to the buyers and encourage them to shop online. But you should also ask about the return policy to see whether you will get a full refund if you return the mattress. Some retailers may impose additional fees which they will deduct from your pay. So if you don’t want to lose money, make sure you know all the necessary details up-front.
Tips and photos contributed by Tom Bornasky.