So you’re thinking about buying furniture online. You routinely purchase books and clothes online, but furniture is different. It’s a big investment– maybe about the same dollar value as a new computer system or perhaps much more.
What if you’re not happy with it? Can you just send it back? How do you know which online furniture stores you can trust? This is a big decision so it’s worth the time to do a little homework before you buy.
The good news is that there are lots of reputable furniture retailers online, offering quality products at fair prices. A few minutes of browsing through a furniture website can usually give you a good idea of whether or not it’s honest and reputable. Here I’ll offer the Top 5 ways to tell…
Does the company focus on selling exclusively furniture or do they sell everything from pillows to pampers to produce? The point here is that customizing, shipping and delivering furniture are specialties that require specialization. There’s a big difference between FedExing a pillow and delivering and setting up a bedroom set in your home. Furniture shipping and delivery is an exacting art and science. Don’t expect it to be done well by an online department store. Go with a furniture specialist.
Does the company provide detailed information about their products, who makes them, how they are made, what they are made of, directions for furniture care? Spend some time studying this information on the company’s website
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Ask where the furiture is made and what it’s made of
Make sure to take into account shipping costs, taxes, and other fees when deciding on your purchase! Many online furniture stores offer free shipping but some do not. Make sure to take this into account when searching for the best prices.
Many times making a good decision rides a fine line between price and shopping at a reputable store.
Ask for contact info on former customers in your area.
Read their blog
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Get contact info and call
Better Business Bureau – going obsolete http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/business-bureau-best-ratings-money-buy/story?id=12123843#.T4THaI6K0ko
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This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.