The Advantages of Buying Furniture Online
Posted on 07/01/2017
Buying furniture can be a nerve-wracking experience and is usually an investment you don’t want to rush. When you find something you love—who knows—it could be an heirloom kept in your family for generations. Or, maybe you just need something right away to get you by until you snag your degree and earn more income. Whatever the case, the best buying experience is when you have plenty of options and no pressure to make a purchase. Here are the top 10 reasons buying furniture online is the way to go.
Save precious time
Let’s face it. We all have busy lives with jobs, kids, or social obligations and most of us don’t have large blocks of free time to browse around town. Between apps and sites online, you can do the work of hours in just a few minutes. Browse from the breakroom at work or while your kid is at basketball practice. Convenience is everything.
Find something you like? All you need is a few manufacturer details, like brand name, dimensions, and serial number. Paste the info into Google search to find it cheaper somewhere else. Or better yet—somewhere that offers free shipping! From time to time you may even find an online retailer that honors the lowest price you find. Always read the fine print for deals like this!
How often are you shopping in a store, see an item you like, and after inquiring, are told there aren’t any on site and they’ll have to ship it you? Should have stayed at home, right?! With online shopping, you can see how much shipping will be, if assembly is required, or if It can be shipped whole. The best part is tracking your delivery from the comfort of your couch!
Nothing but variety
Maybe you’re looking for a statement piece. Unique, quality, handcrafted items are more difficult to find in brick and mortar stores. The same goes for affordable, but chic space saving furniture. With purchasing online, you have so many ways to cross-categorize your search, whether it’s by brand, price, materials used, or just how fast you can get it.
Pressure and hassle free
Walking up and down the aisles to be approached by three different sales associates can really interrupt the flow of your shopping. When you shop online, the experience is hassle free. You are in control of the pace of your shopping and can reach out to someone when you have a question. Most sites have 24-hour customer service numbers or online chat to help you out when you really do have a question.
Details and specs
So, you found the perfect loveseat, but you forgot to measure the corner in your living room to see how much space is available. Sound familiar? See dimensions in advance to find if it’ll fit in your home. There are so many advantages to seeing the details of a product before you make your purchase. Look at the materials to determine comfort, resilience, and what kind of cleaners you’ll be able to use to maintain the life of the product.
Reviews can help sway you if you’re on the fence about a purchase. You can find insights about customers’ experience with the retailer and delivery process, or comments on the integrity of the furniture and how it looks in an actual home. When buyers post pictures, you get to see the piece in a different light and see the dimensions next to items that’ll help with scale.
Since all the info is available at your fingertips, you can keep peace of mind knowing the return policy in advance. Some retailers’ return policies are more forgiving than others. In the off chance that you’re unsatisfied with a purchase, you don’t want to be unsatisfied with the return policy as well.
If you have a color scheme in your bedroom or living room, seeing examples of interior décor and design that include your new piece of furniture can inspire you to go for a certain look. Just be careful, what might start as a couch purchase might turn into a coffee table, two end tables, and an ottoman! But, hey, with all the money you’ll be saving buying online, it’s totally worth it, right?