I still remember my first experience some 18 years ago when I purchased my first mattress. Mind you delivery services were not that dependable so I had to do the shipping myself. To understand my frustrations better, it is better I mention earlier on in advance that that was a California King sized mattress which came after persistence from my wife. Trust me; a 72”×84” is no small fete to deal with. Also, note that we never got a prior education in the store as to how the heavens we were supposed to move the mattress through the rooms to reach our room. Long story short, that has ever since been a problem especially whenever we were planning to relocate, even if years of experience has taught us better.
Currently, things have been made so much easier both for the manufacturer as well as the customer buying the bed. This is after the introduction of the bed-in-a-box technology which comes into the picture to lighten the strain involved in handling deliveries of mattresses.
Understanding the Technology
The technology is quite easy to explain: it makes use of state-of-the-art, automated compression technology that constricts the bed allowing it to fit in a standard-sized box for easier transport. Mostly, these beds are made with memory foam which allows the bed to decompress when opened and released from the box. Imagine watching your rolled up mattress expanding right in front of you to its original majestic size.
This technology is yet to be applied by all brands. As a matter of fact, in as much as it takes the shipment burden off the manufacturer, only the most recommended brands like Purple, Simba and Emma have picked up the habit.
Benefits to Be Enjoyed
The best brands that offer the bed-in-a-box idea will offer their clients a sleep period of usually 100-120 days. This helps the customer decide whether the particular mattress functions to their preferences or not. This is one thing to look out for when purchasing your bed; it helps especially when there is indecisiveness during purchase. Simba, for instance, offers 100-days sleep trial period and tops that with a 10-year long warranty. You can learn more about Simba here, thank me later.
The brands that employ this method are mostly found online. This eliminates the need for middlemen and long chains as the mattresses move from the manufacturer to the wholesaler and ultimately the retailer. When all these intermediaries are taken from the picture, you can almost be certain that the price for your online shopping won’t be anything comparable to your retail store. The shipping experience is also simplified to a fault – order, receive your shipment and sleep like a baby. Returning of the beds in cases of dissatisfaction is made pretty easy since these companies will be the ones to come for the bed and recycle it or offer it for donation. Emma, for example, donates all returned mattresses to charity – go to the review of Emma bed to learn more.
Like with any other mattress, you should always put your preferences first. Do you prefer foam or latex or a combination? Are you allergic or will you do perfectly fine with synthetic materials infused in your bed? Do you prefer a bed that offers edge support or falling over isn’t an issue for you? Also, hygiene should be observed at all times; being clean is not only important, it is paramount!
Going to stores to purchase mattresses is not the same thing as heading to a mall to buy a $100 piece of clothing! It should actually mean more to you than it should to anyone else. Remember that buying a good mattress only secures part of your health in the long run. Do your research, read the written customer reviews and do more research before going for your dream bed; you won’t regret the hassle at the end of the day.