We buy everything online, from books to clothes to kitchen appliances, all from the comfort of our homes. But should the comfiest thing in your home be purchased online?
Boxed beds were introduced into society in 2006, but did not gain traction until 2016. In 2018, Tuft & Needle reported that there were over 100 digitally-native mattress companies and counting. There is no doubt that you haven’t heard of the mattress-in-a-box trend, but have you seriously considered buying one?
If your current bed is sagging and uncomfortable, it is time to upgrade your mattress. Beds-in-a-box are no secret, but how do they compare to traditional mattresses? Look no further, we have created a side-by-side comparison so you can sleep on it and decide for yourself.
Finding ‘The One’
If you are considering buying a mattress-in-a-box, you have the ability to compare prices and customer reviews from hundreds of companies online. Most of these e-commerce mattress brands only sell a handful of mattress types betting that it will suit most sleepers.
Unfortunately, when buying a mattress online you don't have the option to lay on it before purchasing it, but most companies come with a 100-day return policy. The difficult part is getting the mattress back into the box.
Going to a traditional mattress store is one of America’s favorite pastimes. Who doesn’t enjoy laying on all the different beds to determine which one will give you the best night's sleep. Consumer Reports advises laying on a mattress for 10 to 15 minutes before buying. People who do this are more likely to be satisfied with their mattress in the long run.
When you go to a mattress showroom, you are assigned a dedicated salesperson to answer all of your mattress questions and give you recommendations about the top-rated mattresses. Having a customer service representative at your disposal makes the mattress buying experience easy and enjoyable.
The material of the mattress determines its price. The materials used in mattress-in-a-box are a mix of foam and latex, which is why it is possible to fit a queen bed into a small box. Mattress stores carry beds in all materials including innerspring, memory foam, hybrid, encased coil, gel memory foam and pillow top, which cannot be shoved into a box.
Beds-in-a-box are typically less expensive than the alternative, but quality could be compromised too. Depending on the online mattress company you choose, prices start as low as $600, but top-rated boxed mattress cost between $750 to $1,500. Mattress store prices range from $500 to upwards of $3,000 depending on the size, material and overall quality - after all, you can’t put a price on a good night's sleep!
Delivery & Assembly:
After you take mini naps on all the mattresses at the store and pick out which one is right for you, the mattress company will deliver it to your home and help remove your old mattress if needed. There might be a delivery or removal fee, or it could be included in the price of the mattress.
If you purchase a mattress-in-a-box online, it will be delivered to your doorstep. The box is no bigger than a child, and inside is the mattress compressed into a tube. All you need to do is remove the plastic, unroll your mattress and let it fully inflate. These types of mattresses are easy to set-up, but removing your old mattress can be a headache.
Wholesale Mattress Center
Going the traditional route when purchasing a mattress offers an unrivaled experience. Mattress showrooms are stocked with hundreds of mattresses in all price ranges and comfort levels, making it easy for you to get into your new bed right away.
Your perfect mattress shouldn’t make you dig into your savings. At Wholesale Mattress Center in Auburn, Alabama, we carry all of the top mattress brands including Sealy, Beautyrest, Tempur-Pedic and Stearns & Foster, for a fraction of the price. Prices so low that even boxed mattresses don’t compare! Call us today at 334-821-0558 to find your perfect mattress!