For any cost-minded person, shopping for and ultimately buying your bed linens online is practically a no brainer. Unless you rely almost exclusively on your sense of touch or smell to purchase soft goods like bed sheets, blankets, comforters and the like, the simplicity, choice and value that shopping online offers make it unbeatable by brick and mortar retailers.
For the vast majority of us, our lives have gotten and continue to become more hectic. Between carting our children around to activities ranging from school to sports, clubs and other extra-curricular activities alone coupled with managing our households, a good portion of the hours in the day are taken up. This makes getting the grocery shopping done complicated, let alone browsing through non-essentials like bedding.
By doing your shopping for bed linens online, you no longer have to: look for what you want during specific store hours, make a car trip to a location outside your home or figure where your young children can be while you shop (or worse, think about how to keep them entertained while they’re with you). You can, literally, choose the most convenient hour in your day or night and look through pretty much everything available in the marketplace.
Remember when department stores where the best option for just about any type of purchase? You could shop for clothes for the kids, items for your home and even auto parts all in the same location. Eliminate the car trip, expand the selection of items and brands to infinity and you have the Internet. Even the few successful department stores left see the writing on the wall. Retailers like Sears, Target and WalMart make it as easy (or easier) to buy from them online as it is in the store.
Bedding, in particular, used to be somewhat of a specialty category. You could either buy the mid and lower range brands and styles offered by the department stores or visit the higher end boutique linen stores for more exclusive, designer-type merchandise. It’s all now available online.
Quality linens can be a costly purchase. Designer bedding sets from the likes of Michael Kors, Tracy Reese and Barbara Barry can easily run from $500-$700 and more. The types of stores that offer this top-of-the-line linen have little room to provide any appreciable discount. Online, these exact same designer linens can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of any of the brick and mortar stores. Even the closeout-type stores have a hard time competing. And, honestly, wouldn’t you rather look through an orderly selection of the category of product you’re seeking than rummage through picked-over shelves?
The fast-occurring reality is that the online marketplace is replacing physical storefronts as where the majority of the buying public makes its regular purchases. And online sellers are making it easier and cheaper by the day to find the products and services we want and need. Buying sheets, comforters and other bed linens online just makes good sense.