The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we shop. The majority of retail stores are closed, and therefore, if you want to buy a new mattress, you will have to order online. With so many factors to consider, your online mattress buying experience can feel overwhelming. If you are uncertain of where to start, here is a quick guide on how to buy a mattress online.
Make a budget
The most important thing when buying anything is to decide how much money you are willing to spend. Find as many options as you can within your price range and then narrow it down from there.
Know your preference
Similar to shopping in a physical store, you will find every type of mattress you know of on a website. There are several categories, so go through each category and learn the pros and cons. The most popular types are; heavy-duty mattresses, memory foam mattresses, vacuum-packed mattresses and hybrid mattresses.
After you find your preference, you can check for collections under that category for more specific features like colour and material. If you do not know what you want, check the bestsellers to see what other people like and why. For example, the Brick mattress is our bestseller because of its extra-durable spring system.
Look for reviews
Deceptive marketing is common when shopping online. Once you narrow down your search to a few mattresses, look at what other customers have to say about them. Opinions will differ so look at all reviews to get the full picture. Other than the product itself, you will also learn about the delivery process and customer care service.
Check the sale and warranty policies
Because you do not have the opportunity to try out the mattress prior to buying, inquire about the site's return policy. Also, ask how long it will take before your mattress is shipped out and if the company offers free shipping. A lot of companies have introduced the option to pay in instalments so check if that option is available to you if you are interested.
When buying online, a lot of promises are made about the quality and longevity of the product. To protect yourself from any disappointment, go through the warranty before buying.
Check for coupons
The best part about buying online is that there are always sales and discounts going on. Check if there are any coupons you can use to get a few pounds off your order.
If you're looking for a high-quality heavy-duty mattress, take a look at our range at Reinforced Beds today.