Even if online shopping has erupted, the process of buying a mattress is still very-
Consistent: Trek to department stores or stripmall shop.
Let the sales staff chatter during their big holidaysweekend deals.
Lay on a few mattresses for a minute or so and try to imagine if this is the way you want to sleep for the next eight years.
It\'s a new life now, but a potentially serious threat.
The business model of the school has arrived, it appears on the steps of the shopper\'s door with a mini size in the boxfridge.
Wave of network
Center mattress start-
Ups, including Casper Sleep, Leesa, Yogabed and Tuft & Needle, do not offer price reduction or clearance sales.
They do not offer customers a wide range of options.
Or any choice, really.
Everyone only sells one mattress and it thinks most people are comfortable.
Their technique allows them to cram the mattress into a box that looks too small with something two adults can sleep on.
In turn, let them ship it to you cheaply.
The mattress industry is an unusual industry in the shopping World, $14. 2-
Billions of sleeping giants haven\'t seen e-commerce.
According to today\'s trade publishing furniture, the two companies Tempur Sealy and Serta Simmons dominate, with wholesale shipments of bedding between them accounting for about 70% last year.
The International Sleep Products Association says about half of the industry\'s revenue growth in 2014 came from rising prices.
When these mattress novices tried to re-invent this practical purchase, they joined the wave of e-commerce
Each business player who tries to open up a shopping category is largely defined by a confusing or purely outdated shopping experience.
Warby Parker offers relatively cheap, stylish glasses designed-
Sell directly to customers (
All of this is making monthly donations to non-profit organizations whose aim is to increase access to glasses in the developing world).
Subscription razor company Harry\'s bought its own factory in Germany, which the company says reduces its high costsquality razors.
Primary, a new children\'s clothing website, is trying to make it easier and cheaper to change clothes quickly
Grow small by manufacturing only a limited number of low yields
Basic expenses for newborns to primary school students.
Investors and experts believe that these online mattress suppliers have great potential, and they believe that their convenience and their promotion of gimmicks --
In an industry notorious for confusing pricing strategies, free pricing will be popular with shoppers.
Video of customer \"unpacking\"
Show mattress roll up to roll out and ready to use
It attracted thousands of YouTube views.
\"If the main sellers don\'t worry, they should probably worry, especially because of the rising wave of millennials buying homes and furniture,\" said Ed Perratore, senior editor of Consumer Reports, covers the mattress industry.
\"I don\'t think they have patience with that.
Casper sold a $30 million mattress in its first year of opening, a solid start, and investors poured $55 million into it in June to help it expand further.
Now, though, these onlinecentric start-
Ups only sells a fraction of the number of mattresses sold annually by its traditional competitors: Tempur Sealy, a listed company that includes the premium memory foam brand Tempur-
And more value-oriented Sealy;
And the private Serta Simmons.
An equity entity with the brand Serta and Simmons.
Retail experts say the enduring strength of these old brands may indicate that it is difficult to convince people to make such a big brand --
Did not lay on top to buy tickets first.
\"Comfort is subjective ,[testing is]
One of the key ways to assess comfort, \"said Jessica Schoen Mace, analyst at Nomura Securities, who is in charge of the mattress industry.
\"So I think it\'s an advantage to have a physical store.
But the upstarts say the current situation is not good for consumers, which also leads to a frustrating shopping experience.
\"You were just overwhelmed by an ocean --
\"The White options look the same, it sounds the same, it feels the same, but the price ranges from a few hundred dollars to $10,000,\" said Philip Kreem . \" Chief executive of Casper
It is not helpful for big manufacturers to sell exclusive mattresses only at one retailer.
\"The mattress industry is very careful to think that they have created some models that you can\'t actually compare so that people can\'t price,\" said Laura marnez . \", Chief management consultant for Jackman reichts, a retail consultancy.
Because the original fare of the traditional mattress store is almost not the price that the customer actually pays, it is usually difficult to know how the prices of these chains have risen compared to the $850 queen of Casper.
The same size mattress or Leesa is priced at $890.
Casper and other starters-
Ups is trying to do things differently than traditional competitors.
Newcomers say they are cutting mattress costs by canceling retail partners and real estate fees, and no one offers a \"40% discount \"--
Because they think consumers will react better to simpler prices.
In fact, this is part of the Casper appeal by S. Aspa Clark, Charleston. C.
Residents who buy twins
The size mattress of her room in January.
Clark said she had browsed at the local mattress store and warehouse club, but, \"I just found out that all the costs that might be relevant are not so transparent.
At the mattress store, Clark found that the staff at the store were often busy helping several customers, so she said, \"I never had enough time and understanding, did the price include the box spring?
Does it include delivery?
I just don\'t know.
Ups also aims to distinguish itself with feelings
Good commitment: Casper and Keetsa will be their \"ecology\"
A friendly supply chain;
Leesa emphasizes that its products are from the United States. made.
Every one of these mattresses started.
Ups also chose a very narrow range of products: Casper, Leesa, Yogabed and Tuft & Needle only have one mattress with twin, Queen, King and other sizes.
The reason is: \"There is a general feeling that is right for about 95% of people,\" said David Wolfe, chief executive of Leesa.
\"If you feel right, then you will find that very few people will feel that the mattress is too strong or soft.
Still, the traditional mattress industry does not believe Casper and its electronics
Business competitors offer a better shopping experience.
Tim Thomas Sen, store manager at Mt, said: \"The mattress is not for everyone . \"
Vernon sleeps in a gallery in Fredericksburg.
\"I \'ve been doing this for 16 years now and I see people can sleep on anything, but that\'s not the majority. ”