5 Tips for Shopping for a Mattress Online

If you’re looking for a new mattress, you’ll have more factors to evaluate besides how fun it is to jump up and down on. A mattress is an essential part of your life that your body will be in contact with at least 7 out of the 24 hours in your day. It’s there to give you daily support, quite literally.

Because of that, it can be daunting to buy a new one in person or online, especially online where you can’t touch the mattress for yourself. 

So what are some factors to consider when shopping online for a new mattress? From all our years in making mattresses, here are a few pointers to look at:

1. Does it have a trial period?

No matter how heavenly that mattress feels like in the store’s display, there’s no guarantee that its plushness is what you’ll want in the long run. Different mattresses differ in how supportive they are for your spine alignment and sleeping positions. A trial period gives you the time to figure out the impact of this mattress on your body in the long run. So look up how long of a trial period a mattress company offers and what you’ll be charged for it, if at all.

Lull offers a longer trial than most at 365 days, whereas our competitors hover around 120 days.

2. Is the cost worth it?

Obviously, you want to get the most bang out of your buck. But for mattresses, what counts as that? To get a better view on what you think is cost-efficient, start by comparing the prices of your desired mattress across different companies. If the mattress you want is extravagantly expensive in comparison, take a look at what else it offers to see if it’s worth it.

If payment is an issue, check what payment options the site features. Some brands feature Paypal and payment plans with Afterpay. 

3. What happens to the old mattress?

Some companies will swoop in and take your old mattress off your hands. Like Lull, some have guides on what you can do with your old mattresses.

4. How will it be delivered?

Will you need to go pick up the mattress in the store? Can it be delivered to your door? How much does it cost for shipping? Some companies like Lull offer free shipping, but many might charge a hefty fee. Delivering a mattress is a lot of hard work after all, but some are willing to let you have it for free. Some even offer White Glove delivery, which includes a team setting the mattress up for you. 

With Lull, the mattress is neatly packaged and compressed to be the size of a fridge, so it won’t be too hard to get through the door.

5. How firm is it?

If you’re buying the mattress online, you won’t get the chance to bounce up and down on it in person. However, some brands do feature a sliding scale of how firm their mattresses are. For example, Lull’s Luxe Hybrid mattress is a 5-7 on a scale of 0-10.