[Tips] Buying a Mattress Online: THE PROS & CONS
We are well and truly in the online shopping era. Most of us think nothing of ordering our groceries online for delivery and purchasing clothing for the whole family without leaving the sofa.
So, it’s only natural to believe that buying a mattress online is just as easy. And it's true, however, there are a few important things to consider before you buy your next mattress online.
Let's get right into it.
Pros And Cons Of Buying A Mattress Online
Many people like purchasing mattresses in person because they can lie on them to get a feel for what they will be like.
You will spend about two-thirds of your life on a mattress, so it makes sense to want to try it out before making such an important decision.
However, if you’re still not convinced if you should buy one in person or online, we’ve got a list of pros and cons to consider below.
1) Convenience – it’s delivered to your door;
2. Affordability – you can take advantage of online deals and discounts;
3. Trial periods – many mattress companies offer trial periods, with an easy return policy if you don’t like it;
4. No salespeople – you're fine with online reviews and can shop in peace without feeling pressured to buy.
1) No in-person expert to help you decide on the right mattress for you;
2) You don’t get to sit or lie on the mattress before you buy it;
3) You can’t haggle down the price.
How To Buy A Mattress Online
Consider Your Budget
Everyone has a top dollar, which is how much they want to spend on a new bed.
You can narrow down your options by identifying your budget before you start looking for a new mattress online.
The more you spend, the better quality the mattress can be. However, that’s not always the case, so don’t assume that spending thousands of dollars will be a sure way to get the mattress of your dreams.
Find Out About the Warranty
Buying anything online can be risky, even if this practice is more commonplace today than ever before.
So before you hand over your hard-earned money, find out what the mattress manufacturer is offering in the way of a guarantee or warranty.
Some companies offer sleep trials, which allow you to experience the mattress in your own home for a set period. Here at www.ezysleep.ca we have a 100-day comfort guarantee.
In that window, you can return it for a refund if it doesn’t suit your needs.
If the mattress has any defects or defaults, or you simply don’t like it, find out what your rights are.
Every company is different, and some may have hidden costs associated with pickups and deliveries under these warranties and trials.
Pickup Or Delivery
Depending on the company you purchase your new mattress from, you may have multiple choices for how you will end up with the bed in your possession.
Most companies offer delivery, which is convenient. Others allow you to save money by picking it up yourself.
Although, if you go down this route, you would have found it just as easy to purchase the mattress in the store and take it home.
If you purchased a mattress with a new frame, you may also be given the option of having it delivered for you to assemble or paying extra to have someone build it for you.
These are all things to consider during the purchasing process.
Consider Your Old Mattress
You’re buying a mattress online, and it’s getting delivered to your home.
What on earth are you going to do with your old mattress?
Some people decide to put it into a spare bedroom for guests, while others store it away in a garage to deal with later.
However, you may also be able to arrange for companies to take your old mattress away for recycling. Otherwise, you can arrange to take it to the dump or a mattress recycling facility.
How Much Do Mattresses And Beds Cost Online?
The beauty of purchasing a bed or mattress online is that the costs can vary dramatically.
You can pick up high-quality bargain beds for a mere fraction of what they would cost in a physical store.
Or, you can purchase luxury beds that cost several thousand dollars that you won’t find in a physical store. Or, you can buy premium beds and mattresses at low prices.
In essence, you can pay a few hundred to a few thousand dollars for a bed. How much you spend is all down to how much you value your sleep quality.
Research And Buy
Even if you are daunted by the prospect of purchasing a big-ticket item online, you will be pleased to know it’s an easy process.
With the help of online reviews, videos and a digital foot print, buying a mattress online is straightforward, as long as you consider the information above.
I should also mention some accessories you may need with your mattress to optimize your sleep experience:
Box Spring - A sturdy foundation often made of wood that evenly distributes the weight of the mattress so it retains its integrity and also evenly distributes the full weight throughout the bed.
Bed Frame - Usually made of either metal or wood, it's a frame that elevates the mattress off the ground. Sometimes it will require a box spring but many platform bed frames are available on which you can just put the mattress directly.
The EZY Difference
Okay, we're finally here. Of course I'm going to write a little blurb about my store considering I wrote the damn article! But for modesty's sake, I'll keep it short and simple:
Canadian-Made Mattress - All of our mattress are locally made and sold in Canada.
High-Quality Materials - Our mattresses are composed of eco-friendly and health conscious materials.
Budget-Friendly Prices - You don't have to break the bank for a comfortable mattress, and we also offer interest-free payment plans by PayBright.
Fast Delivery - Receive your mattress within a week or be told in advance of any uncommon delays.
Information Overload - Our product pages are fully detailed describing all the aspects of each mattress, like how firm they are, how thick, what each layer is comprised of, to address any concerns when buying a mattress.
Free Consultation - Call in and speak with Abhi or the friendly staff at EzySleep.
100- Day Comfort Guarantee - Easily exchange your mattress if you don't like it and find one you do.
14-Day Return Policy - Easily return your mattress (as long as its in its packaging) within 14 days for a full refund; we recommend you try the mattress on while the delivery drivers are there as it would be an easy switch in case the mattress was significantly off in terms of firmness or support.
Great Customer Service - Friendly and helpful staff who will do their best to ensure you have a pleasant experience
Reach Out To Us - We have a variety of ways you can reach out to us. If you have any questions about our policies or our products, or just want to chat about your mattress needs, we encourage you to reach out to us!
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We want to make the process as easy as possible. Give Abhi a call for your free consultation and put your concerns at ease!
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