Purchasing an Online Mattress: Your Guide to Shopping Online for a Mattress

Purchasing an Online Mattress: Your Guide to Shopping Online for a Mattress

Heather Gautschi

Heather GautschiMay 05, 20182 min read

We all know the power of a good night’s sleep, and it all starts with your mattress. Purchasing the right mattress may seem like a daunting task, particularly if you’re hoping to shop online. Well, have no fear; with our handy online shopping guide, you’ll be sleeping soundly on your dream mattress in no time.


Choosing a Company: What You Need to Know

One of the perks of online mattress shopping is the direct-to-consumer buying option. This means that you won’t be dealing with a salesperson who may be eager to earn your sale, and thus, a commission. This also translates into a lower cost for you. So, a definite win-win.

You’ll want to read customer reviews and testimonials and consider which types of mattresses they offer. Some of the direct-to-consumer brands may have limited varieties i.e. Tempurpedic style, foam, spring etc.. But, if you already know what you like, hard mattress, soft and giving or bouncy, online shopping can save you time and money. See? You’re already feeling more rested.


Try it Out

Yep, many online mattress companies will actually let you try out your new mattress for, get this -  100 days! This is a definite perk and one which you’ll want to take advantage of, particularly since many in-store retailers will offer you a 30-day trial period, and often tack on a fee for returns. Be sure to select an online retailer that offers the trial period, and a full refund, hassle-free.


Warranties: Are they Worth it?

Many online mattress retailers will offer full warranties on their mattresses, but there are some things to consider. A warranty is really only as good as the company that’s issuing it, right? Do your research on the company. If they are an outfit that could likely go under, then there goes your warranty. Check reviews, the website and even look at their FAQ pages, Terms and Conditions and any and all fine print. A good Google session can give you some insight into the company and brand that translates into their product.


Your Mantra: Quality, Cost, Turnaround Time, Hassle Free

When you shop online for a mattress, you are eliminating the hassle and stress of visiting various stores and negotiating with salespeople. You are also likely to score a better deal than the in-store ticket prices. And, you can generally expect to receive your mattress at your home in a mere few days. You’ll want to do your research on the quality of the product, and all the fine print of your purchase. Be a smart shopper and you could save loads on a great mattress at a price that won’t break the bank. Sweet dreams!