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5 Best Places to Shop for Furniture Online

With the advent of Amazon Prime, more people than ever are choosing to shop from the comfort of their own homes rather than brave the crowds at the local shopping mall. While it has always been popular to order clothes to be delivered to your home, online shopping is taking off in new ways — with furniture.


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If you’re thinking about ordering furniture for your home, here are some great online places to start.


1. Wayfair - Wayfair is a one stop shop for all of your home decor and home furnishing needs. They sell everything from furniture and light fixtures to sinks and countertops. Their huge selection is hard to match and their low prices will keep you coming back for more.

As an added bonus, Wayfair customers will receive free shipping on all orders of $49 or more. When you are ordering heavy furniture and lots of other items, the free shipping goes a long way.


2. Made Goods - Made Goods specializes in accent pieces, making good use of alternative materials and unique designs. With hundreds of pieces in stock and ready to go, choosing an accent piece for your space has never been easier. The selection at Made Goods includes light fixtures, indoor and outdoor furniture, mirrors and decorative objects.


3. USM: Modular Furniture - This company specializes in organizational pieces for the home and office. Their selection includes a number of prefabricated boxes, shelves and drawers. If you can't find what you're looking for, USM Modular also offers an option for customers to design their own items. This is a great option for those looking to furnish an oddly shaped or unique space, but even in a traditional space, the “Design Your Own” feature is a great way for the picky consumer to get exactly what they want.


4. Ballard Designs - Ballard Designs is a European inspired company that boasts antique style pieces without the antique price tags. In addition to their already low prices, they frequently have storewide sales where buyers can get as much as 25 percent off of their purchase. Ballard Designs’ product lines include bedroom sets, wall decor, lighting, fabrics and upholstery, and of course, furniture.


5. Amazon - No online shopping list would be complete without including Amazon is known not just for selling anything you could possibly need, but also for having it on your doorstep within 48 hours. This is huge when compared with other retailers who offer delivery within 7 to 10 business days.

You will always receive free shipping with your Amazon Prime membership, but even without a yearly membership, you will be able to get free shipping on many orders of $25 or more. This easy access to very fast shipping keeps customers coming back for more.


Next time you are in the market for new furniture, check out these online retailers. You might find a hidden gem without even leaving your couch.

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