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.