Over the years, we have witnessed a difference in how customers shop for their new mattress.
Back in the day, you set aside a day to go mattress shopping in your local stores. Today people visit your stores to try the beds and then, quite often return home to purchase that same bed online.
Because online dealer’s do not actually handle the mattress you purchase (receive, deliver and set-up in your home) they can often price the same product lower.
This practice has opened the door for a whole new group of bed-in-a-box entrepreneurs to pioneer an all out attack on retail mattress stores. Wild (and inaccurate) claims of price gouging and exaggerated profits has led customers to believe that ALL mattress stores are out to rip them off.
This simply is not true, but, once someone has said it…a certain amount of people will believe it no matter what. You can’t ‘unring a bell’ and so, retail businesses are now competing with an ever-growing list of ‘me too’ bed-in-a-box folks online.
I am not here to bash the online mattress dealers. The truth is this:
Every single mattress that we display in our stores is PERFECT for someone whether it be a $300 bed or a $3,000 one.
Likewise THAT VERY SAME MATTRESS will be the worst bed someone else has ever owned.
Mattresses are a very important and personal. Everyone has specific needs and expectations of their mattress. That’s why it is so important to be fitted properly for a mattress – something that can only be done by shopping retail and getting professional assistance with your choice.
At the same time, every single bed-in-a-box sold online, be it Casper, Helix, Saatva, ZenHaven, Purple (there are a TON of them…see partial list here) is perfect for someone and on the flip side, terrible for someone else.
However, when you shop online, you must rely on your own research and reviews to come to your own conclusions as to which would be the best for you.
SO…what is easier…
Pop into your local mattress store, bounce around on a few beds and actually FEEL what the mattress you are about to buy and be done with it…
Spend a few days of your life researching the ever-growing list to figure out which bed-in-a-box is the best…and HOPE that you have made the right choice!
Whatever you do…I wish you luck and pleasant dreams!
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