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TIPS ON HOW TO BUY A MATTRESS ONLINE: THE PROS & CONS

TIPS ON HOW TO BUY A MATTRESS ONLINE: THE PROS & CONS

Introduction

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. 

Pros:
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.

Cons:
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.

4) Sometimes products don't come as advertised.

How To Buy A Mattress Online

mattress on car

 

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

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. 

Good luck!