Today there are a huge variety of online retailers selling a mammoth assortment of items. Buying furniture online may be particularly difficult due to the cost and size of the purchased items.
Here is a guide to getting the best furniture deal online, whilst remaining safe and secure.
Check the dimensions of the product online and then verify the access you have available in your home. Remember that most furniture will arrive in boxes larger than the dimensions of the product shown on screen. Take this into account when measuring hallways and stairs for access, as not all items are suitable for all room sizes.
Does the company offer views of the products from all angles? As a customer does not have chance to see the actual item, a company that offers various views of the product is providing a better service to you. The ability to zoom into certain features is also of benefit to the discerning customer.
Are the items in stock and available for delivery? Ensure items are in stock if you want speedy delivery. Check the timescales for delivery on each item as these may vary depending on the size of the product. Larger items should be delivered by a two man team and placed in your room of choice.
Make sure the website is secure. All payments should be carried out by a secure website which clearly states the payment system used. One way to ensure you are using a safe site is to consider if the website address in the top browser starts with https:/. Another is to see if the “padlock” symbol appears at the bottom right of the screen.
Look out for an actual address and telephone number of the company in order to validate it. This should be clearly …Read more