If you're going to look at new beds, where will you go first? We don't shop in the same way today that we did ten years ago. The rise of the internet and the increasing numbers of retailers who sell exclusively online has changed the shopping habits of a large percentage of the spending population. Research When it comes to larger purchases like beds and sofas, many people now start online. You may start researching several months before you actually buy anything, but you want to get an idea of the range of beds on the market and the sorts of prices you might be expected to pay. This research usually takes potential buyers all over the internet, reading articles about how to choose a new bed, for example, or about specific beds such as beds for kids or adjustable beds. This research is important because it helps to focus your mind on the purchase and to narrow down exactly what you're looking for. They might also come across tips and hints that help you to avoid making costly mistakes. In the showroom If, like most people, you still like to see products in the showroom, you'll go to a specialist bed retailer or a general furniture store. This is an important part of the buying process when it comes to beds, because you really should try the bed out before you buy. Take the time to go to more than one showroom so that you can see the types of beds on offer and try out as many as you can. This lets you create a shortlist that you can go back to at another time and try out for longer, making sure they are really comfortable and supportive for you. Buying You may decide to buy your bed straight from the showroom, but many people decide to take advantage of the lower prices offered by internet retailers. With lower overheads than their high-street competitors, online shops like Bed Next Day can offer great prices and discounts on the same beds and mattresses that you have tried out in the showroom. Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.