04 Dec Mattress Holiday Delivery: Scheduling and Tracking
Are you considering purchasing a mattress for a friend or loved one as a gift for the upcoming holiday season, or simply looking to purchase one for yourself this time of year? This holiday season might be a bit different than others in the past, with a much heavier emphasis on online ordering and deliveries than in years past – how might this impact your mattress purchase and delivery?
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we offer a variety of new mattresses that are ideal as holiday gifts, from affordable options under $600 up to advanced options ranging all the way up the price spectrum. What are some of the standard delivery tips we offer clients on our mattresses during the holidays, and how does this particular season differ from most normal ones in this area? This two-part blog series will go over everything you should know about mattress deliveries and how to ensure you’re set up properly this holiday year.
Deliveries and this Holiday Season
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak that’s swept the globe over the last 10-plus months, numerous areas of commerce have changed significantly. Many in-person stores have shifted largely toward online orders and deliveries, and this impact is being felt most heavily during the holiday season.
In several cases, major delivery carriers have been changing their programs in expectation of a crazy year. FedEx and UPS have increased their holiday hiring significantly, while also expanding weekend operations. In addition, many individual retailers and online commerce companies have beefed up their distribution and delivery services, from increasing the workload in distribution centers to sending out warnings to clients about potential delays in delivery periods. This includes local companies like ours.
For online shoppers, the message is clear: Get things done early. This includes those who are considering a mattress purchase, whether for themselves or someone else.
Delivery Scheduling and Windows
One major asset at your disposal for a mattress purchase is the ability to choose your delivery window. Windows are generally how deliveries work these days – you don’t choose a precise time, but rather a space of a few hours, particularly for large items like a mattress. We offer simple contact-less delivery options available today for those who want to stay as safe as possible, as well.
Another helpful tool for a variety of delivery items, not just mattresses, is the ability to track the delivery. This is a common feature among the major delivery carriers and even smaller ones today, allowing customers to keep an eye on where their item is and when they can expect it to arrive. In the rare case of a delay that pushes your delivery past an important gift-giving date, you’ll at least be aware in advance and can make adjustments.
For more on how to ensure your mattress delivery goes smoothly this holiday season, or to learn about any of our new mattresses for sale, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.