A ‘mattress in a box’ is also commonly referred to as a ‘bed in a box’ or a ‘boxed mattress’. This trend in the bedding industry is real and looks like it’s here to stay. Let’s explain exactly what a mattress in a box is, and see if a mattress in a box is right for you.
What is a ‘mattress in a box’?
As the name implies, a ‘mattress in a box‘ is a mattress that has been compressed by heavy machinery into a compact box. This makes it much easier for the mattress to be transported, and more practical for the customer to fit it through stairwells, corridors, and doorways. Here is a short video from Brooklyn Bedding in the US demonstrating how a mattress is compressed and packed into a box:
Mattress in a box companies typically don’t have showrooms so you can’t try them out before you buy. The advantage is though, that you can conveniently order the mattress online and it will be delivered to your door in a compact box. Once you remove the packaging, it only takes a few hours to decompress, and it will be ready to sleep on! Here is a great little video from Noa demonstrating the unboxing process:
When did this craze start?
The first mattress in a box product launched in Australia was the Ergoflex Mattress back in 2010. Since then, the market has exploded with over 50 options now available. Koala, Ecosa, and Sleeping Duck are some of the popular brands you may be familiar with.
Why are they so popular?
Mattress in a box products offer great value, with easy online purchasing, and free delivery straight to your door. Some companies even do same day delivery! You could say, it’s the future of bed shopping. Many are under $1000 which make them very attractive for the price conscious shopper. What’s more, most have a ‘free trial period’ which means if you don’t like it, you can get a full refund. This removes the anxiety of not being stuck with a mattress that you don’t like. Most retail stores do not currently offer such a generous return policy. Yes, there are many reasons why thousands of Australians have embraced the concept.
Are they any good?
Bedbuyer’s expert review team are comfortable in saying that these products offer very good value and that they are a legitimate option for many Australian bed shoppers. Naturally, we have found some to be better than others, but our review team certainly stands by the fact that there are many good products available.
How do I decide on the best one for me?
Bedbuyer has managed to review over 50 mattress in a box products, the vast majority of the Australian market. Along with detailed reviews of each of these mattresses, we have produced Australia’s Top 5 for 2019 – a shortlist of the ones that we think are the best. Even with this list, we welcome you to contact us directly if you would like to discuss which is best for you. We are always here to help!
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