When its time for a new mattress, most people head out to a mattress store, lay on some mattresses to try them out, wait for a salesperson to talk about mattress features and prices, make the final purchase, then load the mattress in the van or pick-up truck (some people will even strap it to their roof), or wait for the delivery to show up days or even weeks after the mattress has been purchased. It seems like a long process, but it’s been this way for at least a century now.
Most of us would order just about anything online, but if you were to buy a mattress online in Canada for the first time, it may seem a bit unusual, just with the thought of logistics alone. Most mattresses are big and seemingly expensive and difficult to ship. But most importantly, mattresses are generally one of those things that people like to test out before they buy. In essence, there are many variations of mattress types, materials and technologies, so buying online may seem like a gamble.
But in this age of information, comparison shopping is much easier to do, and less time consuming than driving out to the mattress store and spending upwards of half a day making a mattress purchase. Many known mattress products have buyer reviews, so you’re able to read about other peoples experiences with their mattress purchases, before making one of your own.
Some mattress companies that sell online, provide a lot of product information, such as videos and brochures, that will help you along with your buying decision. Some will even provide a Question and Answer tool to help you determine which mattress is best suited for your lifestyle based on: body type, height, weight, age, medical history, and preference.
Many online mattress stores offer free delivery to local areas, or will offer rush delivery options based on the courier’s service offerings and rates. When the Mattresses are delivered, most companies will roll them up into a compact package, which makes it smaller to fit through most residential doorways and easier to maneuver from room to room, before it’s ready to be unrolled. The unrolling process is generally easy to do, as it comes with very basic instructions, and takes as little as 5 minutes to do.
Warranties and Return Policies are things to look out for when buying online. They should be no different than buying directly from the store.