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The question, “Is it a good idea to buy beds and bed frames online?” may be confusing. While there are plenty of benefits to buying furniture online, you might not be sure what to look for. Here are some things to look for: Convenience, Cost, and Durability. Online vendors have these things laid out and will not distract you with extraneous information. Moreover, you’ll be able to browse through product descriptions without distractions.

Cost:

If you’re shopping for a new bed online, you may be surprised to learn that some companies offer free shipping within Canada. In addition to free shipping, buying a mattress online also offers a large price range, with queen-sized beds priced from as little as $200 to more than $5,000. While you’ll never try a bed in person, many online-only brands offer generous trials to give you a feel for it. A good way to know which bed is right for you is to visit a store and try a few before buying.

Convenience:

Buying beds online can be convenient, but one disadvantage is that you can’t try them out before deciding. A typical showroom experience may not give you the necessary information to choose a comfortable bed, and returning a bed may be a hassle, depending on the brand. Online retailers make the process of returning beds as simple as possible. Before buying, you can also browse various sites to compare each bed’s features and costs.

Durability:

The lifespan of a mattress is important to consider when purchasing a bed online. The lifespan of a mattress is a measure of how long it will retain its shape and performance. However, it would help if you considered the lifespan of the mattress’s materials. While many materials will last for many years, others will not. For this reason, you should consider how durable a bed is before purchasing it. The table below breaks down the lifespan of five different types of mattresses.

When purchasing a mattress online, the cost of shipping and handling will be lower. This is because online retailers cut out the middleman, paying lower overhead. Also, buying from an out-of-state e-tailer removes state sales tax from the bill. Finally, most online mattress prices include shipping costs. Retail outlets often tack on hefty delivery costs and charge high returns fees. This can add up to a huge difference in price.