Friday, January 8, 2016

10 Great Ways To Save On Office Furniture In 2016

10 Ways To Save Money On New Office FurnitureThere's lot's of great ways to save on new office furniture in 2016. As you'll no doubt want to extend your makeover budget, the tips and tricks in today's post are a must read. Make your space the best it can be without breaking the bank!

1.) Sell Your Old Furniture

Don't buy new office furniture without first selling the old stuff! Craig's List has been a long time favorite of used furniture shoppers and you should no doubt list your old workstation on this popular classified site. In 2016, social classified pages like Facebook's Swip Swap should also be considered. Take the time to join these groups. When we sell used furniture, it always goes faster via Facebook Swip Swap pages. Be sure to take good pictures of your furniture. Clean it up a bit and organize your space to make it look as good as possible. You'll be surprised how much you can make to go towards your new project.

2.) Avoid Shipping Costs

There's simply too many office furniture dealers that offer free shipping. Avoid paying these hefty charges and extend your budget! Did you know that top brands like Mayline, Offices To Go, and Eurotech Seating offer free freight to their dealers? It's true! If you see shipping costs on products from brands such as these, move on to another site. Standard tailgate and loading dock shipping charges can always be avoided.

3.) Sign Up For Newsletters

Don't be in a hurry to purchase new furniture and seating for your business. Take the time to sign up for newsletters about a month before you shop. Most reputable brands will send out a list of month specials to help you save. They will often contain active coupons for the upcoming month as well!

4.) Visit Coupon Sites

When you hit the checkout page you'll no doubt be eager and excited to get your order processed. We highly recommend slowing down! Check the initial checkout page for a coupon or promo code entry box. The odds are, if you see one, a coupon is out there that can help reduce the cost of your order. The best office furniture brands all list active coupons at sites like Tjoos.com and RetailMeNot.com. As nothing tops a good deal, give these sites a visit and search for office furniture sites.

5.) Use Comparison Shopping Engines

Comparison shopping engines like Amazon, Google Shopping, and BizRate.com are a must visit for furniture shoppers. We personally prefer Google Shopping as it's the easiest to use and navigate. Here you'll be able to sort products by brand and price from a wide range of dealers to ensure you get the best deal possible. You'll also be able to find brands offering free shipping on the products you need to outfit your space.

6.) Quantity Discounts

Purchasing a combination of professional furniture and office seating for the home or business? Your order may qualify for a quantity discount! Many dealers will offer promo codes that apply to orders of 5 or more items. If you can't find a promo code, take the time to call your dealer direct. Inform them of what items you plan to purchase and ask if quantity discounts are available.

*When it comes to quantity discounts, it helps if you're purchasing all your items from a single manufacturer. A large volume of products from a variety of furniture manufacturers will actually cost your dealer more in terms of freight. This means there will be less savings to pass along!

7.) Call Your Dealer

Even if you're only purchasing a single item, it still pays to contact your dealer direct. While you're feeling out their customer service skills, you can also ask about current specials they may be running. They'll be happy to pass on deals to earn your business.

8.) Clearance & Closeouts

You gotta love a good clearance sale! As we're writing this post at the beginning of 2016, it's important to keep this tips fresh in your mind. Many of the top brands are unloading old product to make way for the new stuff their planning to release in the coming months. There's lot's of great clearance and closeout deals to be had if you ask your dealer. In the long run, those who ask, save. Those who don't ask, don't.

9.) Buy Out of State

Don't pay in-state sales tax on your new furniture. When you shop online, be sure to purchase from a dealer that's located out of state. While this loophole may soon be closed, there's still time to take advantage of it. You may be thinking that cool new executive desk configuration will arrive quicker if you purchase from an in-state dealer. While it's a possibility, the majority of top brands save the warehouse space and will have your products shipped direct from the manufacturer. In simpler terms, you don't end up saving much, if any transit time.

10.) Do Your Own Installation

Office furniture installation can be quite expensive. If you've purchased more than 10k worth of furniture, you may want to go ahead and endure the cost as the project will likely be quite detailed. That being said, you don't need the pros to handle basic desk and chair installation. On average, a new desk and office chair should take you about an hour to put together. If you decide to skip the professional installation service, we highly recommend enlisting 2 helpers. Follow the instructions carefully, have basic tools on hand, and take your time. The money you save will help you recapture some of the investment you put into your new furniture.
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