It is often to the customer’s benefit to purchase large items such as furniture from a brick and mortar business (in-store) and not online.

The tug of war between online sales and in-store shopping continues. But, to the surprise of many, in-store shopping is holding its own despite the convenience features now available in a variety of online platforms. This is especially true in the furniture business.

Why do we say that? A recent article on RetailDive.com, Why Most Shoppers Still Choose Brick-and-Mortar Stores Over E-commerce stated the following reasons people still prefer to purchase many things in a brick and mortar:

 

“The ability to see, touch and feel products as well as take items home immediately rank highest among the reasons consumers choose to shop in stores versus online…”

“One in five consumers cites easy returns as a key reason for shopping in stores versus online.”

To those reasons, add:

  • The customer does not have to assemble the item
  • The item is inspected for damage before customer takes delivery – not  after
  • Store handles warranty issues if items are damaged
  • The customer does not have to handle repacking and shipping a large item if that becomes necessary

 

Before you walk into our store and touch or sit on a piece of furniture, we have to unpack, inspect, and assemble. And if a piece is damaged, we contact the manufacturer, we pack and ship the item. These are things you don’t have to deal with.

When you walk through our doors we have performed due diligence to make sure the piece you purchase is ready to go home with you and make you happy. Like a puppy. And again, if there is a defect we missed, we call the company and we handle the warranty issues. Not you.

So yes. We get it. Sometimes, ordering online saves money. Or does it? It depends. How is your blood pressure? And what is your time worth?

 
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We’re told not to cut corners.
Corners can be …complicated. Truth be told, we can’t cut them. Without them, the roof comes down. But from a decor point of view, they often do little more than gather dust. Or worse, that’s where a misbehaving child is docked. “Time out for you little guy. Go stand in the corner.”

Stop the madness.

Give the corners of your room new purpose in life. Let them contribute to the overall well-being of the room. Sure…without them, roofs would fall down. But sometimes, that’s not enough. Invite a neglected corner to the party.

With this corner piece at Maupin’s Home Furniture any corner can go from silent step sister to Cinderella.

 
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The matchey-matchey trend is old news.
The current trend is the mix-and-match approach, which focuses on unique style and personality.

Why is this so popular? Home decor is now about creating a look that displays personality as well as “things”.  “But,” you ask, “what if I don’t have that ‘style gene’ (air quotes). I don’t know how to put things together in a unique but stylish way? “

We understand and you are not alone. Most of us were NOT born with that home-decor-meets-Cher gene.

Good news! Cindy at Maupin’s Home Furniture has that gene and she’s a certified Home Guru. Plus, she is happy to help you create your own home decor style. Bring in a picture of the target room and watch her go to work.

Plus, Maupin’s continues to bring in pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a look for any room that perfectly says YOU!

 
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You found the perfect chair or couch! Almost. It’s so comfortable but the fabric is all wrong. Have you had that experience?

When looking for a specific style or design idea, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for when you choose from various custom fabrics that will accent your furniture to make it the unique piece you have always dreamed of.

This dual recliner was customized by a Maupin’s Home Furniture customer. They loved the end result and now have furniture that is not only comfortable, but fits perfectly in their home decor.

 
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