Friday, January 2, 2015

8 Smart Ways To Save On Office Furniture In 2015

Office Furniture Shopping Tips
When it comes to office makeover projects, the budget is always a major concern! That being said, we thought we'd start the year of will an informative post sharing some hot tips on how to help you get the most bang for your buck. From using comparison shopping engines to utilizing the best coupon sites, we've got you covered!

1.) Comparison Shopping Engines

Relying on organic search results to provide the products you need will limit your shopping options. In 2015 comparison shopping engines like Google Shopping, Amazon, Bing Shopping, and BizRate are the best ways to expand your search. These versatile office furniture shopping tools will allow you to sort results by price, brand, and even ship time. Comparison shopping engines often highlight current specials, deals, and coupons available from many of the industries top furniture brands. Start your furniture search with a comparison shopping engine today. You'll be glad you did!

2.) Newsletters

Most reputable furniture sites offer a homepage link for newsletter sign up. About once a month dealers like ourselves will send out a list of closeouts, sale items, and current coupons to help you maximize your budget. If you're in need of furniture in a hurry, try contacting your dealer of choice and requesting a copy of the most recent newsletter to take advantage of all the hot bargain buys.

3.) Quantity Discounts

If you're purchasing 5 or more office chairs for your business, the odds are you can reap the rewards of a quantity discount from your dealer. The same philosophy applies to office desks, file cabinets, and more. As most manufacturers provide reduced shipping costs for bulk orders, most brands will be happy to pass along those savings to you! Don't pass up this awesome opportunity to maximize your budget.

4.)  MAP Pricing

Many of the industries most reputable furniture manufacturers require dealers to list products online using a MAP (minimum advertised pricing) policy to even the playing field for brands. This typically results in higher margins online, and plenty of room for savings to you! You can identify MAP products online as they will often have promotions listed such as "call for lowest price". You can also make a quick phone call to your dealer of choice to inquire about what products are listed online at MAP pricing. Brands like Cherryman Industries, Woodstock Marketing, Lesro, RFM, OFM, and Eurotech Seating all adhere to MAP policies.

5.) Free Shipping

When it comes to office furniture, shipping can become quite costly. That being said, many of the top brands offer regular free shipping promotions that can save you a bundle. Whether you're purchasing a single office chair or a large executive furniture set for your business, avoid the shipping costs to save some extra dough!

6.) Sale Seasons

There are plenty of great times to shop for office furniture that you will definitely want to keep in mind. At the end of each year manufacturers are getting rid of old inventory to make way for new products. This results in awesome specials and deals that are too good to pass up. At the beginning of each year, new products are released with promo pricing to test the market. This provides shoppers with a great chance to pick up cutting edge furnishings at discounted pricing! Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and end of month sales events are also all prime buying times shoppers should look to maximize.

7.) Coupons

Everyone loves a good coupon, and when it comes to office furniture there's plenty of good places to find them. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and tjoos.com list awesome coupons, deals, and specials from many of the best brands. Free shipping promotions and bargain codes are also available and should be taken advantage of on every purchase. Take the time to visit these sites today before online checkout!

8.) Call for Savings

A quick phone call to your furniture dealer can save you a bundle. Take the time to build a relationship with your furniture provider and discuss the products your interested in, as well as the areas you're looking to update. Any good dealer will offer product suggestions, tips, and hot trends to hep you boost your corporate appeal. You'll definitely want to ask about current specials, active coupons, and bulk discounts if applicable. In addition, you'll be building a rapport that's sure to pay dividers on future purchases.

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