So, you have finally decided that it is time for you to get a new mattress. Or at least we can only assume so since you are reading this post and visiting our site in the first place! No matter for what reason you are here, we are thrilled that you are considering The Mattress Gurus for your mattress researching and buying needs. We have plenty of resources that will help you, including mattress store tips and much more! Today we will be focusing on mattress store tips and what you should and should not do while shopping in person.

At this point in your mattress buying journey, you have probably heard about the differences between shopping in-store for your mattress or looking exclusively online. After hearing about these, you may be wondering if it really does matter whether you shop in-store, online, or do a combination of both. The answer to this question is yes, it does matter! There are plenty of mistakes that you could make by not considering where you are shopping, many of which can be very costly. Here are some important do’s and don’ts for shopping in a mattress store!

Mattress store tips

DO try many different options

Currently, there are plenty of mattress options out there. There are mattresses made from most materials that you could think of, including memory foam, latex, pillowtop, and many more. With that being said, you should highly consider trying out many different options. If you have never laid down on a memory foam mattress, you might as well try it while shopping. You should not try so many options that you will get yourself confused, but trying a moderate amount is a good idea. We also recommend that you try out each firmness style, so you know what you do and do not like. This will help you make a more accurate purchasing decision when it is time.

DO talk to the salespeople

Another of our mattress store tips is to talk to the salespeople that work at your chosen store. These people are likely mattress experts that can help you make the correct choice by giving you manufacturer information, as well as information from previous customers. With the salespeople as your allies, you are likely to make a better mattress choice and stay happy with it rather than if you shopped online or simply without consulting the experts.

DON’T rush the mattress buying process and buy something you do not like

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make while shopping for a mattress is rushing the shopping process. It is likely that you have not shopped for a new mattress in years, especially if your current one has lasted for a while. That means that you have likely forgot where you got it and what drew you to it in the first place. You may have to relearn about your mattress preferences to get the correct mattress, and that is perfectly okay.

To put it simply: if you rush the buying process, you could end up with the wrong mattress. While most stores have exchange policies, we suggest really thinking about the mattress you are purchasing and taking your time before you actually buy it. Thinking your purchase through will save you the time and effort of exchanging the incorrect mattress.

DON’T shop online for mattresses

The last of our mattress store tips is an obvious one: do not shop online for mattresses. By shopping online, you miss out on many of the important aspects of shopping in-store. You will never be able to feel the mattress before you purchase it online, which should be a big red flag already. The return process for a mattress purchased online is likely much more complicated than if you choose the wrong one from a mattress store. We recommend that you utilize our “Find A Store” selector to look for a mattress store near you.