When looking for a new mattress, most experts would tell you to go to stores and try as many as it takes until you find the perfect one for you. There’s nothing wrong with this method, except that it’s very time-consuming. And it’s exhausting to go from store to store and to remember all those characteristics the sellers advertise. I know for sure many of us don’t have the time or the energy for this kind of quest because we usually deal with many activities every day.
That’s why it’s a good thing that we can look for a mattress online since virtual shops have emerged on the web and their goal is to make it easier for us. Going online means we don’t have to listen to the pressuring salesperson, we get a wide range of choices, better prices and access to luxury brands. It’s true that online retailers can’t offer the option of trying the mattress before buying, but here are several tips we can follow to find the best choice without leaving the house.
Do extensive research
Read online reviews! Try Mattress says it’s the first step towards any successful acquisition. Look at the ratings of the products and see what other people had to say about one mattress or another in their comments. You can get at least a good idea of what not to buy, and you can eliminate certain types or brands from your search list.
Check the social media
Go beyond what websites have to say: check the Facebook pages or Twitter accounts of the retailers or manufacturers, if they have any and see what people write there. Social media is a powerful, transparent lens which I believe can show us how serious the company is.
Read the product description
Analyze the descriptions of various mattresses to see which one would best suit your preferences or requirements. Don’t let yourself be fooled by marketing terms which are meant to present every product as “the perfect one” or by labels such as “medically approved.” If you have a health issue, ask a doctor or a physical therapist about the type of mattress you should be looking for. They could have some good advice for you to keep in mind.
See the return policy and the trial period
You need to consider the possibility of having to return the mattress or change it with another one. That’s why you should be well aware of the return policy. If it seems unclear to you, ask someone working for the online shop for clarifications. And see if the online retailer offers a trial period, which would be extremely useful and fair since you buy that mattress to sleep on it night after night for many years. You also need to check the warranty of the product.
Donate the old mattress
Ask the online retailers if they will take your old mattress when the new one is delivered. Some stores have this policy, and they donate the used mattresses to charity. It’s easier for you to get rid of the old mattress. For me, this is a big plus for any online store, even if the service comes with an extra fee.