5 tips for buying furniture online in Singapore

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5 tips for buying furniture online in Singapore

You saw a bed frame online and you immediately fell in love with the piece of furniture. However, when it arrived at your place, it doesn’t look as nice in the pictures and it can’t fit nicely into your room.

It is hard to gauge how well will a furniture fit into your room or how amazing it really looks in real life because online furniture retailers make it a point to take good pictures of their furniture under the perfect lighting. With a little bit of edit here and there, it might look slightly different from the actual product.

 

Hence, here are some ways to ensure that you receive what you ordered online!

 

1. See it for yourself!

Saw attractive deals of cheap furniture on the website? Find out if the furniture retailer has a showroom where you can see and test the product for yourself! This will save you from inconvenient returns if the product doesn’t meet your expectations.

Alternatively, look out for photos which companies will post of the furniture that they delivered to their customer’s house. From there, you can get a more accurate look at the product.

2. Look out for reviews!

Be it on their Facebook Page or on their website, you can chalk up some good/bad reviews describing customers experience with the company. Look out for retailers with the highest average user review!

3. Read the Description

Always read the product description to see if the product is what you are looking for. Words are often misleading! For example, veneer or composite woods come from wood pulp or synthetic material, and furnishings made from these materials will be lower quality than furnishings made with solid wood.

4. Enquire about measurements!

To save you from unnecessary hassle, measure your room first!. When you measure the room, make sure you double check the measurements for the length and the width of the furniture. Think about how the furniture will get into the room, and call the company to ask a specialist to provide you with the accurate measurements.

5. Instalment plans

Now that you have reached the final step, but you realize that you do not have enough cash to pay for your furniture in one go. Look out for furniture retailers who offer 0% interest instalment plan which gives you the flexibility to pay the amount over a few months!

 

Finally,

While buying furniture online can save you time and money, you have to be wary of scams and read reviews. Ensure that you visit a site you trust, find the lowest price, and visit their showroom! This will save you from regretful decisions or inconvenience.