Purchasing a mail-order mattress might seem like a crazy idea at first; after all, shouldn’t you try a mattress in a store before you buy it online so that you know your new mattress is right for you?
The truth is, if you navigate the realm of online mattresses with careful scrutiny, you can find the perfect mattress for your needs without any of the hassle of going into a store, wondering about retail markups, or dealing with delivery or installation fees.
The convenience of shopping for a new mattress online simply can’t be beat. In a matter of days, your brand-new mattress will come straight to your front door. (For even greater convenience, many of Naturepedic’s organic mattresses are flattened, vacuum sealed, and shipped using the latest roll-pack compression technology for quick and easy setup.)
To ensure that you’re getting the best mattress at the right price among the countless retailers, here’s how to be smart while shopping for mattresses online.
How to smartly shop mattresses online
Check the return and exchange policy
While most mattress companies will offer a return policy and warranty guarantee, it’s important to know that not all of them are created equal. Some offer a 30 or 60 day sleep trial, while others might come with various stipulations that could lead to frustrations. In short: read the fine print before you click that “purchase” button!
Naturepedic’s return policy, for example, includes a 30 day money-back-guarantee on all baby and kids products, and a 90 day money-back guarantee on adult mattresses (besides the Halcyon line). If you’re purchasing from a third-party retailer, however, they might add their own return policies for you to keep in mind.
Read plenty of customer reviews
It’s now (unfortunately) well-known that many online retailers advertise thousands of five-star reviews that aren’t always legitimate. These fake reviews are becoming harder to spot, making it even more difficult for customers to know which reviews are real and which are sponsored.
As you weigh your decision and seek out trustworthy reviews online, it’s essential to read as many reviews as you can from a variety of sources and channels. In addition to looking for anecdotal authenticity, you’ll want to make sure the tone of the review is neutral and practical. Moreover, the reviewer should be a credible, authoritative source.
Look for certifications + recommendations
High-quality mattresses that support safe and healthy sleep harbor certifications from comprehensive certifying bodies, such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), UL/GREENGUARD, and MADE SAFE. These organizations represent the top standards in terms of health, safety, and quality.
Before you purchase the cheapest mattress the internet has to offer, review the mattress’ certifications first. Not only do certifications help you know that what you’re getting meets a certain standard, but they also confirm that the materials used are natural, organic, and free from toxic chemicals. At Naturepedic, we are proud to provide the assurance of our top organic certifications (including the three mentioned above).
Make sure that the mattress brand you are looking at also comes highly recommended by people you trust! When it comes to our products, they come highly recommended by environmental organizations, pediatricians, and sleep experts. In many ways, these types of recommendations are more useful than reviews, as you can trust that the source is credible.
If it’s time to replace your lumpy old mattress, it’s entirely possible to do so from the comforts of home. So long as you do your due diligence as you navigate the many options for organic mattress online, you’ll be able to happily get the best mattress delivered straight to your door.
Want to learn more about Naturepedic’s roll-pack technology and easy setup? Check out our website to read about the convenience of our mattress delivery that saves costs and carries a lower carbon footprint.