The Challenge of Buying Mattresses Online

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  • August 2, 2018
  • Many new mattresses today are only available online. This is the case for several reasons. The first is cost. Operating online is much less expensive than maintaining a physical store. This allows manufacturers to offer affordable pricing on mattresses that provide support, comfort, and durability. The latest technology can now be found in most homes.

    Another reason is convenience. Mattresses can be selected, ordered, and shipped out in a box in a matter of a few days. Products usually take a day or two to go back into the proper shape and thickness once they are taken out of the box and laid out flat. A new mattress can be slept in less than a week after placing an order. This is perfect if the old mattress has failed completely.


    A low price, convenience, and extended selection do come with some trade-offs. The biggest challenge is picking out the mattress that will be comfortable and supportive enough for each body. This is compounded for couples who share a bed. The motion isolation quality becomes an additional factor to consider. Reading reviews and the content available on websites dedicated to mattress information and guides is helpful but not an adequate substitute for trying out the mattress.

    Doctors, chiropractors, and therapists recommend customers go to a store and physically try out a mattress before making a purchase. Taking off shoes, changing position, and spending at least ten-minutes on the mattress is the best way to select the ideal brand and type of mattress. This cannot be done prior to making an online purchase. Risks of getting a mattress that does not live up to expectations are higher in this case.

    Making the Purchase Risk-Free

    Manufacturers offer risk-free sleep trials for mattresses as a solution to this challenge. That can be anywhere from 30 days to 365 days, with a common length of 90 days. Customers can sleep on the mattress in the comfort of their homes for that period of time and be able to send the product back for a full refund of the purchase price. This encourages more customers to take advantage of online buying.