Buying online furniture is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to buy furniture in Singapore. Many local furniture manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon and making their furniture available online.
But, what if you are new to shopping for furniture online? There is nothing terribly difficult about online furniture shopping, however, there are a few things that you should know before you go change the way you buy furniture.
Is The Price Right?
Many of us assume that shopping online offers better value for money. To a certain extent that is true.
That does not mean you should buy the cheapest furniture item that you come across. The same theory applies as when you shop in a store. It is often better to pay a little bit extra to make sure that you end up with a quality piece of furniture.
Before you click the buy button, you need to ask yourself if you are making the right choice. Perhaps the sofa, which is just slightly more expensive, is better after all.
What About Materials?
When it comes to materials, you need to be more than careful. For instance, you need to know the difference between faux leather and real leather.
Text is sometimes misleading and you may think that you are buying a real leather chair when you are buying a faux leather chair. Faux leather sounds posh, but it is not real leather.
If you want to create your forever home, buying natural materials that are going to last longer is often a much better idea.
Does The Price Include Delivery and Set Up Costs?
When you buy a wall unit in a store, it is easy to communicate with the sales person. You can ask him important questions such as if the final price includes set up costs.
Unless you have set up a large wall unit in the past, you may not realize how tricky it is and how much time it takes.
Before you buy any piece of furniture that requires assembly, you need to check if assembly is included.
If you are not sure that you can assemble the furniture yourself, you may have to call in a craftsman. That could make the online furniture price seem much less attractive.
Check Out The Delivery Time
When you shop online, it is easy to forget the basics. The most common question online shoppers forget to ask is about the delivery time.
Even though the delivery time may be stated next to the item, it is still best to ask. At the same time, ask for a written confirmation. If the delivery is late, you will have immediate proof of what was discussed.Buying online furniture can save you both time and money. However, it is important that you are aware of all of the pitfalls of shopping online. You should never transfer money to a company. Instead you should make sure you pay by credit card or use Paypal. If your purchase does not materialize, at least you have written confirmation of what was agreed when you bought your new piece of furniture.