A ‘mattress in a box’ is simply a mattress that has been compressed by machinery to fit into a box. This allows for easier storage, transport, and makes it easier for the customer to place it into their home.
So why the box?
These products are also referred to as a ‘bed in a box’ or a ‘boxed mattress’. Companies use heavy machinery to compress and package these products. As you can imagine, a mattress that has been compressed into a box takes up less space in storage, is easier to transport, and is easier to maneuver into your bedroom. Here is a great little video from Brooklyn Bedding demonstrating how a mattress is compressed and packed into a box:
Why buy online?
Buying a mattress online means that you won’t be able to try the mattress before you buy. On the flipside though, these companies don’t have large overhead costs like traditional retail stores. This means that you can get a great value mattress with free delivery when you order online. Furthermore, most of these companies offer a ‘free trial period’ which means that once you have purchased your mattress, you have the option to return the mattress for a full refund if you decide that the mattress is not suitable for you. A typical length of a mattress in a box trial period is 100 nights. Here is an example of Eva’s online shop page:
Most mattress in a box products are relatively easy to remove from their packaging. Once removed from its box and packaging, the mattress will decompresses to become just like any other mattress. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to squeeze the mattress back in the box once it’s opened! Here is a neat little video from Noa demonstrating the unboxing process:
A new way of bed shopping
It is fair to say that Australians have embraced this new style of bed shopping. The first product launched in Australia was the Ergoflex Mattress back in 2010. Since then, the market has exploded with over 100 options now available. Koala, Eva, and Sleeping Duck are some of the popular brands you may be familiar with. Convenience and affordability are a few of the main reasons why they have become so popular.
So which ones are the best?
Bedbuyer has now tested over 100 mattress in a box products, giving an indication of the huge amount of choice. Along with detailed reviews of each product, Bedbuyer recently announced Australia’s Top 10 for 2020 – a shortlist of the ones that our team rated the best. Even with this list, we welcome you to contact us directly if you would like to discuss your purchase. We are always here to help!
Sleep Republic Mattress – Awarded Australia’s Best Overall Mattress in a Box in 2020
We hope that this article was helpful but if you have any questions about a mattress in a box, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!
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