East Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
With the approaching holiday season, more and more people are going to be purchasing dining room furniture. Whether you are buying new furniture to entertain your holiday guests in or surprising a loved one with a new dining room, Homelement.com has some tips you make it a seamless process.
1. Plan ahead
Purchasing larger items take time and ordering large items online is no different. Online stores can have many more options to choose from compared to a retail store. This means more selection but also means customers need to take more time to pick the piece that is right for them. Customers purchasing new dining room furniture also need to leave time for shipping and delivery. Larger items like dining room sets cannot be shipped overnight or through normal carriers, but instead need to be shipped via freight carriers. Because items need to be specially shipped and special care needs to be taken to ensure items arrive in good condition, shipping dining room furniture takes longer than many smaller items Because of these reasons, it’s important to give yourself time to shop and for the product to be delivered in a safe manner. If you’re in a time crunch, finding out an item is currently out of stock can be frustrating and disappointing so it’s also a good idea to make sure the items you are interested in are available before ordering. Giving yourself ample time to place your order will help make certain that you get your dining room furniture in a time that is convenient for you.
2. Get the details
Information and details about a product you are considering purchasing are always important but this is especially true when you are purchasing online, sight unseen. This is why it is important to deal with a reputable company with helpful and knowledgeable employees who are willing to help. The customer service department at Homelement is trained to know as many details as possible about their items, including sizes, materials, colors, assembly, and more. No question is silly or unimportant when purchasing online and if Homelement.com doesn’t know the answer to a question, they will find someone who does. Before purchasing an item online, make sure you get as much information as possible by asking questions before purchasing. This will ensure that the item you think you've ordered is the item you will actually get.
3. Ask about delivery
Unless stated otherwise, most online furniture stores will deliver your purchases as a standard or curbside delivery. Generally, curbside means it will be taken off the truck and left outside, often times in the drive way. It will not be brought in the house. Many companies also offer other delivery methods for an additional price. These include inside delivery, where the items are brought inside the home, and white glove, where items are brought inside and set up. Before placing your order, look into the different methods of shipping that are available and their costs, so you can figure out which is right for you. This way, there will be no surprises when the delivery truck pulls up to your house.
4. Check about assembly
Because they are such large items, dining room furniture cannot be shipped completely assembled. However, this doesn't mean if you order a dining room set, you will need to build it completely from the ground up. Different dining room sets have different assembly requirements. If you don’t check what these are before you order, you could wind up with an unhappy surprise on delivery day. Before placing your order, it is a good idea to inquire about the assembly required. It might be an easy task, for example attaching legs to the chairs or attaching the table top to the base. Other items may require more assembly. Consider how much assembly work you are will to do and how much help you might need before ordering so you don’t become overwhelmed when your shipment arrives.
Shopping for a new dining room set online can seem stressful, but it doesn't have to be! Follow these steps above when browsing Homelement.com for your new dining room set and you can be sure that your furniture shopping experience will be an enjoyable one!
Homelement.com is a leading retail supplier of home furnishings with more than a dozen years of industry experience. Homelement offers the complete and most updated selection of dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, and many more from top brands such as Homelegance Furniture and Coaster Furniture.