You spend approximately one-third of your life on a mattress, so it makes sense to put a lot of careful thought into the mattress you buy. After all, no one wants a terrible night’s sleep – every single night.
Since mattresses tend to last for years, if you’re in the market for a new one, chances are it’s been awhile since you’ve shopped around. Because of this, you might be wondering whether it’s best to shop online for a new mattress or go in-person to a mattress store.
Well, let’s take a look.
1. Buying a Mattress Online
Buying a mattress online is the most convenient and easy way. All you have to do is pick out the mattress you like, pay for it, and have it delivered straight to your front door.
Not to mention, mattresses you buy online are typically 15% cheaper than anything you could get in-store. Online businesses are competing against mattress companies across the country, or even the globe. As a result, you’ll find more sales and better deals when you comparison shop online.
The problem is, unless you know exactly which mattress you want to buy, there’s no telling whether the one you pick from an online shop is going to feel right for you when it’s in your home. After all, you can’t test a mattress that you see in an online store.
Luckily, online mattress companies know this and often offer free trials periods to test mattresses and free pickups if you want to make a return.
2. Buying a Mattress In-Person
Though buying a mattress in-person in less convenient than shopping from the comfort of your own home, there is one major benefit. You can try out as many mattresses as you want in real life to make sure the one you choose will give you a good night’s sleep.
Plus, mattress stores will have knowledgeable salespeople available to answer all your questions, address your concerns, and make sure you get the product you need.
If price is an issue when it comes to buying a mattress in-person, you have two options:
Shop Around In-Person, Buy Online: you can always shop around for mattresses in-person so you can test the ones you’re interested in and then go home and comparison shop for the exact mattress you want online. This is the perfect combination of smart shopping and convenience.
Price Match: if buying online is not something you want to do, know that brick-and-mortar mattress shops understand the competition online companies bring to the table. After all, global mattress sales are expected to reach $43 billion by 2024. You can bet there are plenty of sales and price matching amongst local mattress shops that encourage those that want to buy in-store to do business with them.
Buying a new mattress is a big deal. Make sure you feel 100% confident in the purchase you make, whether it’s online, in-person, or a mix of both, so that you can rest well for the next 10 or 15 years.