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8th June 2016

A Good Night’s Sleep, Delivered: Buying a Mattress Online

These days you can buy just about anything online and have it delivered to your front door – groceries, appliances, a taxidermied piranha. But despite the preponderance for home delivered, well, everything, we know for some people buying a mattress online is still a strange concept.

In the past, when you bought a mattress you likely visited a few stores, lay down on a bunch of mattresses, then, after picking the one you wanted, negotiated with the salesperson on the price and arranged to have it delivered.

When you buy online you skip a lot of these steps. Read on to find out how it all works.

But can I lie on it?

Buying a mattress online does mean not having to put on pants (win!), but you don’t get to actually try it out before buying. The question we get asked a lot when we talk to people about buying a mattress online is:

“How will I know which mattress is right for me without lying on it first?”

Great question and we go into it in more detail below. But first, why buy a mattress online?

When you buy a mattress online from a site like Sleeping Duck you know you’re buying directly from the manufacturer, not a retailer. Meaning there’s no middleman between the manufacturer price and retail, so we can sell it for less overall than what it would cost in a standard store.

You’ll also find you get less choice when it comes to selecting your mattress. This sounds like a negative, but we believe everyone deserves to sleep on the very best mattress we can make. So we’ve designed one mattress to give you a sound night’s sleep and the only choice who have to make is what mattress firmness you’d prefer.

The biggest issue with buying anything online is not being able to test it out first. Which brings us back to the question of how you’ll know whether your mattress will give you a good night’s sleep before it shows up on your doorstep.

When you buy a mattress online from Sleeping Duck you get a generous 100 nights to sleep on your mattress, the ability to change the firmness for free within those 100 nights, and decide if it’s right for you. And if you don’t love it, you can get a refund of 100 percent of the price paid, plus we’ll even come and collect it from you.

Sleep, in a box

When you order your Sleeping Duck mattress and it turns up on your doorstep you might think the delivery person has made a mistake. See, we compress and roll our mattresses to fit them into a very un-mattress-y looking box about the width, height, and weight of a small person (or a large hobbit).

However, after pulling your mattress inside and opening it up, you’ll find it quickly expands to its proper, mattress-y look with no impact on your comfort. It’s about as surprising as getting a piranha delivered to your front door from Grandma (she gives the best presents).

Want to be surprised by what turns up on your doorstep? Give a Sleeping Duck mattress a try and get our 100-night sleep-on-it guarantee.

Torin DidenkoBedroom connoisseur

Torin loves all things about the bedroom and given that we spend a third of our lives in bed, it’s therefore all the more crucial that our bedroom should be as beautiful – and practical – as possible.

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Hatched in 2014, Sleeping Duck was founded by Melbourne-based engineers Winston Wijeyeratne and Selvam Sinnappan. Frustrated by the expensive, tedious, and confusing process of buying a bed, the duo took on the mattress industry.

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