Mattress Shopping in 2021: Buy Online or In Store?

Today, the world has changed drastically since the invention of the internet, life as we knew it will never be as it once was.

Unfortunately, big box stores and online retailers are pushing out small business owners and taking up all of the marketshare for themselves, pushing out mattress store discount dealers from the area.

If you are anything like me, you’ll be proud to say this disguists you and you are against complete eCommerce retail trade takeover.

  • Companies such as Amazon and Walmart only care about themselves and pay their employees very little.


To be completely unbiased, let’s take a look at both sides of the argument and judge who should the winner be:

  • One of the biggest advantages of internet mattress shopping is the affordability, I cannot argue there, but again at what cost will that low price ultimately be?


But, it can sometimes be difficult to know whether the money you’re spending is worth it since you won’t be able to try out the bed before you buy.

♦ While this might put off some folks, many online-only brands have managed to skirt around this issue with generous trial periods (which we’ll cover a little later on in this write-up).

♦ Personally, I prefer to shake hands and look the person I am purchasing from in the eye, this is not possible when it’s through a computer screen.



Shopping In-Stores:

There’s generally less price variability in brick and mortar mattress shops.

  • While there will always be budget options available, they won’t necessarily be as diverse as the ones you can find online.
  • Stores can only hold many different types of home bedroom furniture and mattresses, which is easily then discretely picked out by the consumer.
  • Be aware the guy doing the video article review is being paid by online bed-in-a-box companies, for helping sway public opinion their way.


In the end, it’s up to each of us to decide which route is best for us to go, and that;s okay.

  • Personally, I am headed to the nearest mattress store near me and enjoy my new bed while ya’ll wait on shipping!
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