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Mattress in a Box
The idea of buying a mattress in a box is a relatively new concept to most consumers. This type of mattress is completely different from the standard spring or foam mattresses you see in a store that are heavy and difficult to move. They’re typically made with lightweight material that can easily be folded without damaging the integrity of the mattress. There are many different companies that are selling these new types of mattresses so it’s important to be selective if you want to get the most for your money. The following are some tips on buying a mattress in a box as well as the benefits of this new way of mattress shopping.
Why Choose a Mattress in a Box
Mattress shopping has often proven to be a frustrating task in the past. You may have to try several stores and many different mattresses to find one that you’re happy with. Then you have to pay a hefty delivery fee to have the mattress delivered or try to lug it home in your personal vehicle which is no easy task. The mattress in a box concept allows for quick and easy delivery straight to your door. Plus, the box is much easier to navigate through the home which can be a lifesaver if you have to move the mattress upstairs or live in a complex that has an elevator.
How to Choose the Best Mattress in a Box
An online search for mattress in a box will likely garner many different companies that have started selling these types of mattresses. When shopping for one, it’s best to read all the information you can find on the company as well as the different mattress options they have. It’s also helpful to read online reviews through independent review sites to see if other consumers were happy with their purchase.
Since you’re buying your mattress in a box without physically trying it out in the store, you want to be sure that the company you order from has a generous return policy. Many companies will allow you to use to mattress for anywhere from 30-120 nights before you decide if you want to keep it or not. Research the return policy and the efforts that are required to return the mattress if you don’t like it. Be sure to understand the policies on refunds as some companies many offer a store credit or exchange rather than a refund for the original mattress price.
The Pros and Cons of Buying a Mattress in a Box
Advanced technology, proliferation of Internet, and a number of manufacturers, vendors, and resellers opting to operate online have resulted in several unique manners of business. There are several mobile apps that link people with cabs in crowded areas in a matter of minutes. Subscription boxes of all types of stuff exist, allowing foreigners to try gift boxes of other nations’ snacks or novelty goods. People searching for a new bed can buy a mattress in a box — one of the best things you can buy online.
I’ve outlined the many, helpful pros and cons of buying a mattress in a box.
Con – Don’t get to try it out before you buy
People who search for furniture traditionally, hopping from one furniture store to another to find a bed and box springs they like. Buying a Cozybed mattress does not, unfortunately, facilitate consumers laying down on a bed before they bring it home.
Pro – Most mattress in a box providers allow returns and refunds
Many furniture stores may not allow returns on beds because consumers got to try them in-store. If they didn’t like the bed, they would have not purchased it. Mattress in a box providers are different in that they usually allow no-hssle returns for any reason whatsoever.
Con – No free installation
Traditional beds consisting of box springs and a mattress are difficult to put together. Many furniture stores and mattress galleries offer free installation for their customers, not to mention free delivery.
Pro – Mattress in a box assembly is pain-free
Whereas traditional beds use stands and box springs, today’s mattress in a box models may or may not come with stands. Oh, and they don’t use box springs, either. Hooray!
Pro – No worries about furniture movers and installation crews
A downside of free mattress delivery is having to be available at home in the event they incur liability or need to go inside a usually-locked home. UPS, FedEx, and USPS all leave packages at home regardless of where residents are.
Pro – Tens of stores are available without leaving your home
Visiting furniture stores requires you to get dressed, shower, brush teeth, and transport yourself to them. Mattress in a box store are entirely online.
Pro – You aren’t responsible for its delivery
If you buy a mattress traditionally and take it home, ownership and responsibility transfer to you as soon as you drive off the lot. Buying online places responsibility in those who ship them.