The views of this article are the perspective of the author and may not be reflective of Confessions of the Professions.
Buying A Mattress Online
Ever bought a mattress online?
Millions did, last year.
The so-called bed-in-a-box business isn’t new, but over the past 5 years, it has grown by leaps and bounds.
Many credit the recent growth with Casper, who introduced the now-standard 100 night risk-free in-home trial. And, of course, Casper’s price is 50% less than comparable mattresses sold in stores.
Now, instead of weeks spent shopping in stores and sitting on beds for 5 minutes, you can order one online and spend months testing your new mattress in your own home. If you don’t like it, then you can get your money back and buy another one. Today, buying online makes a LOT of sense.
When the online mattress business kicked into gear, only a handful of companies sold online. Leaders Nest Bedding, Casper and Saatva were the first brands to take off.
But today, there are more than 50 companies selling mattresses online. Many are startups who focus on unique needs, custom-made beds or value. Some of the newest entrants are long-established brands like Tempurpedic.
Which begs the question: how do you find the right online mattress – from 50 companies?
Enter the infographic below, just published by SleepDelivered.com, a site that specializes in reviewing and comparing mattresses sold online.
This infographic explains the 13 features you should consider when shopping for a mattress online. Some are unique to online mattress shopping, so take note.
To learn more about the leading mattresses sold online, check out SleepDelivered.com. Owner Trish Boudreaux reviews every online mattress on the 13 criteria below, and she compares them side-by-side in an easy-to-read, mobile-friendly site. She also lists discount codes and coupons for the most popular brands.
Order online? Save 50%? Risk-free in-home trial?
Guess where I’m buying my next mattress…
Click to open / Right-click for save options
HOW TO BUY A MATTRESS ONLINE (AND SAVE BIG!)
ADVANTAGES OF BUYING A MATTRESS ONLINE
Buying your next mattress online makes a lot of sense.
- Save 30-50% vs. leading store-bought brands
- 100-Night In-Home Trials
- Hassle-Free Returns
- Excellent Warranties
- Free Delivery
The only downside to buying a mattress online is that you cannot sit on it before you place an order.
But isn’t a 100-night risk-free in-home trial much better?
BUYING A MATTRESS ONLINE: WHAT TO CONSIDER
With dozens of companies selling online today, there’s a mattress for almost everyone.
The hard part is picking just the right mattress for your sleeping style and budget.
Consider the features on this page when choosing the perfect mattress.
SHOPPING TIP: To see how the leading online mattresses compare on these features, visit SleepDelivered.com
Saatva and Casper are credited with kicking-off the online mattress industry several years ago.
Today, most companies and startups who focus on a niche.
Saatva Luxury Mattress
Loom & Leaf by Saatva
Online mattresses typically cost 30% less than comparable store-bought brands.
ON top of that, many online mattress brands regularly offer discounts and coupons.
Always check for coupons!
Save 30% vs. Store-Bought Brands
SHOPPING TIP: Visit SleepDelivered.com for the latest coupons.
FIRMNESS & COMFORT LEVEL
Today, there is a mattress for every comfort level
SOFT – MEDIUM – FIRM
Whether memory foam, latex, innerspring, every layer of a mattress contributes to your sleep experience.
|Mattress Layer||Heat Transfer||Firmness||Motion Transfer||Sinkage||Durability|
No one likes to sleep on a hot mattress!
There are three ways a mattress removes heat from your body while you rest.
cover / topper
How readily a mattress transfers motion from one side to the other.
Important for fidgety couple. Singles without pets won’t care.
How deep does your mattress sink when you lie on it?
Back-sleepers & couples usually prefer minimal sinkage.
What is your mattress made of?
If you care about the environment and your health, make sure your mattress is certified by one of these organizations.
Memory foam mattresses often release volatile organic gases right after unpacking.
Not dangerous, but it bothers some people. Typically disappears after a few days.
IN-HOME TRIAL & RETURN POLICY
How long can you use the mattress in your home, risk-free?
Most online mattress companies offer a 100-night money-back guarantee.
Most online mattress companies offer a 100% refund on returns, no questions asked.
But check the terms – some won’t pick their mattress up; others charge a fee.
Warranties range from 10 to 25 years, depending on brand.
Definitely read the fine print: some warranties reduce the value over the life of the mattress (pro-rated warranty). Others limit the wear and tear.
Is Wear & Tear Covered?
DELIVERY & SETUP
Mattress online companies vary widely in their delivery policies and fees.
|Delivery Option||Flexible Delivery Schedule?||Unpacking & Setup||Fee If You Miss?|
|White Glove Service||Yes||Done For You||Yes|
SEE HOW THE LEADING ONLINE MATTRESSES COMPARE
- 17 online mattresses reviewed
- Side-by-Side Comparisons
- Gotchas & Buying Tips
- Exclusive Discounts & Coupons