Gone are the days when you had to walk from store to store to buy your dream mattress. Nowadays, as long as you have a smartphone, tablet, or PC, you can analyze a wide range of mattresses offered by different online sellers and establish where you are getting the best deal. Once you determine your best choice, you’ll go ahead to order and pay for it. Then, wait for the order to arrive! Getting a new mattress has never been this easy!
Besides being an effortless experience, online shopping has much more benefits, including the ability to shop any time as online shops, unlike some physical shops, operate 24/7. Besides, in online shopping, you won’t be dealing with pushy salespeople who might lead you to make a wrong decision. If you want to consult on anything regarding a mattress, you can simply get the necessary information from its manufacturer or seller through email, chat or phone call as their contacts are mostly clearly indicated on their online platforms.
Another awesome advantage of buying a mattress online is cost-efficiency. Generally, mattresses sold online are cheaper as compared to those sold in retail stores as online sellers don’t incur overhead costs relating to the management of a retail store.
If it is your first time to buy a mattress online, you should know that there are many online sellers who are selling the exact type you are looking for, among many others. Therefore, choosing one from the crowd might be a daunting experience. Fortunately, we want to make things easier for you. We’ve compiled the following list of the things you need to look in order to make your online purchase as safe and valuable as possible. Let’s get to each of these things.
Just like in physical online stores, different mattresses in the online market are sold at different prices. Besides, the price of a mattress differs from one online seller to another. The first thing to do when evaluating the prices is to ensure that the mattress you consider buying is priced within your budget to avoid disrupting your other financial plans. From there, determine if the mattress is worth its price. Worth is relative and depends on the value you expect to get from a mattress. Then, compare the prices of your ideal mattress across different sellers to buy it at the lowest possible price. However, be wary of cheap, fake options.
- Promo codes and Coupons
Saving a few bucks on a great deal doesn’t hurt, does it? Who doesn’t like even a free candy? Well, although we are not dealing with candies here, it’s just to remind you that the mattress prices you see online aren’t always set in stone. Some sellers offer a certain amount of discounts or coupons which reduce the prices of certain products by a certain percentage.
So, if you’d like to save a few coins off the price of your desired mattress, search to see if there are sellers who are offering discounts in the form of promo codes or coupons on it and go for the best deal.
- Trial period
It’s not humanly possible to determine if a mattress will offer you the desired benefits by just looking at it or sitting/sleeping on it for a few minutes. Furthermore, most online sellers don’t give you an opportunity to physically interact with their mattress before you pay for them. Instead, most of them offer free trial periods, each of which is around 100 days or even longer.
Once you buy a mattress with a trial period, you’ll have an opportunity to test it in your home and return it if you are not contented with it. As long as you return it within the stipulated period and in compliance with other terms and condition of the trial, you’ll get a full refund of the amount of money you paid for the mattress.
Consider buying a mattress with a trial period to ensure that you are fully contented with it before acquiring it permanently. Check the length of the trial and if it applies for purchases made through the seller from who you want to buy the mattress.
- Delivery terms and fee
Some online mattress sellers don’t charge return or delivery fee on their products while others do. Check if the seller you intend to buy from charges these fees because they might be unreasonable and make the total purchase cost higher than buying from a seller who delivers for free.
Also, check their delivery terms. Do they deliver in a certain pick point in your town or they can bring it right to your doorstep? How’s their delivery window? Does it clash with your schedule and if so, will it inconvenience you or they can adjust it? Get answers to such questions before placing an order to avoid unnecessary conflict and inconveniencies.
- Seller’s and product’s credibility
The online world is full of all sorts of people, including scammers and the legit. Unfortunately, even liars and thieves pose as saints. As such, you need to do a thorough background check on the credibility of a seller and their products before you trust them with your hard-earned money. You can do this by reading the reviews given by other customers regarding the mattress you want to buy and their sellers.
Don’t rely solely on the customer reviews on the sellers’ website because some can be biased. Search the reviews given by independent third party reviewers as well to see about how they think about the qualities of the mattress and perhaps how the customer service of the seller is. If you see many negative reviews on a mattress or a seller, you need to smell a rat, go to the next seller/product and see if their customer reviews are better.
Buying a mattress online can be a bad or a good experience, depending on how you’ll handle the process. If you want to get the best out of it, you can’t afford to overlook the things we’ve listed here.