Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 01, 2013
On January 1, mattress review company Online Bed Quilt responded to an article published on Bed Times, which discusses the rise in bed sales in November.
According to the article posted on Bed Times, mattress unit sales for November increased just over 10 percent as compared to last year. The International Sleep Products Association released the numbers in its monthly sales report, called Bedding Barometer.
The Bedding Barometer monitors the U.S sales activity for 18 of the biggest mattress producers, the article said. These companies make up about 66 percent of the reported mattress units shipped and about 75 percent of the wholesale market revenue.
The article also reported that the wholesale dollar value per unit rose about 11.3 percent, even though the selling price only grew less than one percent. The article also revealed that overall sales increased from last year 8.8 percent.
Online Bed Quilt representative Justin Maas said with the hurricane and the holidays approaching, it’s no surprise why November showed such an increase in mattress sales. “November marks the beginning of the holidays. What better gift to give than a mattress?” he said. “Also, Hurricane Sandy, though an unfortunate and tragic disaster, opened up the market tremendously. Most of people’s belongings were lost in the flooding and mattresses had to be replaced due to mold. This year many charities also donated mattresses to Sandy victims and the less fortunate.”
Maas also said the increase couldn’t come at a better time. Though the ISPA’s Bedding Barometer report doesn’t account for the entire U.S. mattress industry, it gives accurate market trends. “The recession hit this industry hard and this increase gives us hope,” he said. “There has also been a lot more news and discussion about the importance of sleeping on a good mattress. It’s good that people are beginning to realize sleep-related disorders can cause severe health problems down the road. Let’s hope that conversation continues to fuel mattress sales!”
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