Published at Friday, January 11th, 2019 - 09:41:10 AM. Furniture. By Colleen J Booker.
Furniture is a prominent part of your home and owning one incredible piece of furniture can give you immense pleasure and joy. However, buying furniture is not easy, especially when you have no information about the type of woods and the finishes used for specific products in your house. The trends of buying furniture have evolved as quickly as the human life, and the new trend of furniture shopping is buying Furniture Online. When you plan to buy new furniture for your home, the idea of buying furniture online is not the first thing that comes to your mind; rather, you try to find out other alternatives for your furniture shopping. Unlike the ancient times, getting your furniture customized at home by a trained carpenter is not exactly the thing you would like to go for, and visiting each furniture store in your city for the best products and discounts arent practical solutions. Even after putting in a lot of effort, customers sometimes groan in dissatisfaction when the delivery man finally reaches them with furniture after waiting for weeks. An insult to your injury is added when the pieces of furniture that reach you are not how you expected them to be. To bring an end to your groaning, it is best that you go for the option of buying furniture online.
Furniture retailers often ship furniture RTA which in the industry is short for (ready to assemble). This means that the product is shipped unassembled in parts and that there is some assembly required by the person receiving the furniture before they can use it. The reason for this is not to make it difficult on the person buying the furniture but as a means of packaging it in such a way to prevent shipping damage and by packaging it smaller it can ship by a less expensive means which helps to keep the pricing lower for the furniture. Some furniture is shipped assembled in the box though and depending on the size of the piece of furniture purchased you may need assistance receiving it so double check with the retailer if you are unsure. I always liked the retailer joke that said they tried shipping people with the furniture to assemble it but they often got lost or never made it back so they dont ship people to assemble the furniture anymore. (Anyone need me shipped to Hawaii to assemble some beds?) A very good question. Fortunately most furniture arrives just fine when shipped and rare is it that problems happen. However there are times when perhaps a forklift accidentally runs through a box or an item is accidentally impacted and its best to be prepared for what to do when this happens. Since it doesnt happen often, customers are not always prepared for what to do if their furniture has suffered damage in shipping.