How do you know when it’s time for a new mattress? The average mattress can last about 10 years and surprisingly most people aren’t exactly sure how old their mattress even is. I mean have you ever heard someone say “I’ve got the 2007 ultra-soft model” when referring to their mattress?
We all know the stories about what a hassle it is to buy a mattress in retail store so many choose to forgo the mattress shopping experience and just live with an old mattress. Old mattresses become uncomfortable, and can actually be one of the reasons you are losing sleep at night. If we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping in bed, shouldn’t our mattress be supportive and new? Luckily, the buying process has become much easier in the digital age allowing you to forgo the uncomfortable retail experience altogether. Here is a list of benefits to buying online in addition to avoiding the pushy store salesman:
Buying a mattress online means that there is no sales commission. There is no stress in the decision making process and the price you see is the price you pay. You are virtually cutting out the middleman and the markup to get the best price possible. There are also many coupons floating around online to guarantee a great deal on an already great product.
All of the Product Details Are Readily Available
You can easily do your homework and learn about a mattress from an online website, you can email customer support to ask additional questions about their products and you can read reviews from independent experts when gathering information.
Shopping from Home
Most mattress stores carry a number of different brands. This means you are bombarded with all different shapes, sizes, firmness, and price points. This can be overwhelming if you don’t already have something in mind, and to top it off a salesperson is standing over you as you lay awkwardly on a mattress in a store to test it and then is rushing you to make a decision. Shopping online eliminates this awkwardness. All the comparisons can be done online, at your own pace and without anyone looming over you. Plus most come with a 100-night trial so you can enjoy 100 nights on your mattress in your own home.
Ease of Setup
Furniture is tiring to move. We’ve all been there. Luckily, about a week after purchasing a mattress, it arrives on your doorstep, compressed in a box that fits comfortably through any doorway. Once you are ready, you can just pull the mattress out of the box, cut the plastic off, and watch it unfold on the bed ready for tonight’s slumber.
Writing all of this made me tired. Time to relax on my mattress I bought online!