The Smartest Way to Buy Furniture Online

Avoid unwanted surprises and dodge disappointment by following these six easy tips for buying furniture online.
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At a Glance


  • Anyone with an internet-connected device can do it.


  • If you shop for deals, you can find quality furnishings at low prices.


  • You can place an online order in minutes—but shipping times are a different story.

Online furniture shopping is arguably the best way to compare multiple pieces while never having to leave the comfort of your couch. It’s a great way to find and purchase items—often at lower prices than found in brick-and-mortar stores—but it’s certainly not risk-free. Pieces can arrive smaller or larger than expected, in a different finish or color than anticipated, or the quality can be less than desired—but don't give up hope! There are ways to get around that and still end up a satisfied customer, so long as you follow some key points we’ve outlined below for buying furniture online. 

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