In a recent article of mine I outlined a handful of different online retailers to buy your reception desk from. This time round I wanted to go one better and actually offer readers with the knowledge they need to pick the good online retailers to do business with. If you want to take advantage of the great online discounts shopping websites can provide but don’t want to get caught out by buying from a dodgy company this guide will tell you all you need to know.

The best way to evaluate which retailers to do business with when buying your desk is to do a quick Google Shopping search, if you type in the words ‘reception desk’ into the engine and click ‘search’ you’ll be shown dozens of different products.

At this point you don’t want to focus on the product themselves but the customer ratings of the companies themselves, this can by clicking on the ‘reviews’ link. Having done this you’ll be directed to a screen offering a summary of what customers have had to say about that particular retailer in the past. Try to find stores that have received almost universally positive feedback and make a mental note to avoid the problem sites.

Once you’ve found a few potential online retailers you’ll want to check out which ones offer free delivery, this is crucial when buying furniture because often times a hefty dollar amount can be added onto your total for home delivery. This is a very common method businesses use to try and dupe customers into buying from them, by hiding shipping fees they can make a product seem like a really good delivery.

Readers will have noticed that I’ve omitted price comparisons from this guide, whilst Google Shopping offers an extremely helpful tool for you to review the cost of a specific product across various different sites; it’s never a good idea to base your decision on price alone.

The smartest online shoppers are often willing to pay that little bit more to do business with a reputable company because they’ve got a better track record and you’re much less likely to run into problems which can’t be fixed, mainly because any mistakes you make or undelivered products sent by more established companies will usually be rectified without the customer losing out.… Read More