Online shopping is fast replacing shopping at a brick and motor store. You don’t have to drive for hours or stand in the never-ending queue to get the billing done. Online shopping brings everything closer to you in just a few taps and that too in the comfort of your home. However, we may be used to shopping for our groceries, clothes, shoes, medicines online, there are certain areas of the home that we still hesitate to purchase online – purchasing your house furniture is one of those. You may find it a daunting task to go online and put your money that is nothing short of a large investment without even touching or feeling the product. We get your fears! So if you have braved yourself now to make this leap of faith, then let us help you with some things to keep in mind before you book your furniture.
- Determine What You Want: First and the foremost thing is to narrow down what piece of furniture are you looking for exactly? Is it an l shaped sofa for your living room? Or a stylish glass-top dining table set? Or do you want some inspiration for the wooden bed design for your master bedroom? With so many lucrative deals online, you may get tempted to purchase everything in one go, but we recommend that you go easy, don’t rush, order the piece of furniture that requires your attention the most, and then take it from there.
2. Take Accurate Measurements: Once you have made up your mind as to which piece of furniture you are going to buy first, then the next important thing that you need to do is to take the accurate measurement of the place you want the new shiny piece to sit. Take someone’s help and make notes of the length, breadth. and height. We are sure you don’t want to make the purchase and then the item gets jammed right at the doorway.
3. Determine The Style, Material, and Finish: Finalise the model and material of the furniture you want to purchase. Is it something modern or old-vintage look that you want to go with? Is it the wood, metal, plastic that you have budgeted for? Do you want a gloss, semi-gloss or matte finish? If you are clueless, then browse through some of the pictures online and try to visualize the same setup at your place. You can even contact a local interior designer to get their valuable insight.
- Know The Online Store: Rely only on well-known brands to make this a good first deal and not a disaster. You can speak to your close family and friends and get honest feedback. If you don’t have anyone to consult with, then rely on web search and customer reviews. You can even call the customer support team of the website to clarify your doubts.
Besides, you should also read and get a clear understanding of the payment options, delivery charges, installation, after-sale service, warranty, and replacement policies of the brand you are putting your trust in.