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Beds in a Box: Convenience Over Comfort

With customers prioritizing convenience over comfort, the “bed in a box” has taken the mattress industry by storm. Buying the “best” mattress for you in just a few clicks? Sounds too good to be true and believe us, it is.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the term “bed in a box,” these mattresses are typically mass-produced mattresses that are rolled and compressed, put into a box, sold online, and shipped right to the customer’s door.

While this type of mattress shopping is convenient in the short term, it is important to remember that mattresses are not a “one size fits all” product. In fact, investing in a mattress that doesn’t fit your exact sleeping needs will likely cost you more in the long term. These mattresses are not suitable for a wide range of customers, so why not choose a mattress manufacturer that produces products with you in mind?

Texas Mattress Makers vs. Bed in a Box Companies

Here’s why you should choose quality, handcrafted mattresses from Texas Mattress Makers over a Bed in a Box company.

Construction

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Texas Mattress Makers –
Handmade with You in Mind

  • Mattresses are handmade in our Downtown Houston factory
  • Made by expert craftsmen
  • Made with high-quality, U.S. components
  • Caters to sleepers of different body types, sizes, weights, and preferences

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Bed in a Box –
A “One-Mattress-Fits-All” Solution

  • Mass-produced, “one size fits all” products
  • Made with low-quality, outdated materials
  • Won’t suit a variety of sleepers

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Components

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Texas Mattress Makers –
Crafted with Quality Materials

  • Utilizes innovative components
  • Layers components for different kinds of feel and support
  • Features a wide variety of components

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Bed in a Box –
Crafted with Outdated Materials

  • Utilizes outdated technology
  • Typically made with one major component
  • Little to no variety to choose from

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Longevity

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Texas Mattress Makers –
Made to Last a Lifetime

  • Crafted to last a lifetime
  • Don’t have to replace every 8 years
  • Guarantee a good night’s sleep for years to come

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Bed in a Box –
Made to be Replaced

  • Short lifespan
  • Need to replace every few years
  • Weaker support system than a traditional mattress

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Variety

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Texas Mattress Makers –
A Choice for Every Sleeper

  • Vast product selection
  • Wide variety of mattress types, comfort levels, and sizes
  • Custom choices available for your perfect mattress

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Bed in a Box –
Little to No Choices

  • VERY limited selection (3-4 products)
  • Little to no variety in size and comfort level
  • No customization

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Cost

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Texas Mattress Makers –
Better Quality for Better Prices

  • Low, factory-direct prices
  • High-quality products for lower prices
  • Financing options available

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Bed in a Box –
Paying for Convenience

  • Cheaply priced, cheaply made
  • Not sustainable
  • Paying for the brand name

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The Bed in a Box Issue

Online Shopping vs. Trying a Mattress in Person

Now that we’ve compared our mattresses to bed-in-a-box companies, let’s get to our main issue: the shopping experience. Shopping online has made it easier for customers to find what they need in a convenient, timely manner. However, we all know that online shopping has its faults. For example, we all have bought an item online, gotten really excited, and were left disappointed when it came in. It’s hard to tell the exact quality of a product when you’re seeing it on a screen. But instead of simply returning a shirt, imagine having to return a mattress.

According to Consumer Reports, 7% of the beds-in-a-box that are purchased are returned. Now while that number may not seem too high, it’s higher than most in-store mattress retailers. The reality is, it is very difficult to know how a mattress will feel and perform when you can’t physically see or touch it in real-time. You cannot find your preferred comfort level of a mattress by simply reading “firm or soft” off of a screen. As human beings, we each have a very particular set of sleep habits and needs that only the right mattress can fulfill and you will not know what is right for you until you are able to physically try out the product.

The Texas Mattress Makers Difference

What does the Texas Mattress Makers website have that a bed in a box brand’s website doesn’t? The Sleep Profile Quiz. This quiz is specifically designed to get to know you as an individual to determine what type of mattress in our selection could best suit you! We still highly encourage our customers to experience our showroom in person and try out our mattresses to ensure it is a perfect fit.

When you visit our showroom, one of our experts will let you try out our mattresses so you can really tell what feels nice for you and what doesn’t. All of our showroom mattresses are already broken in to give you an idea of what that mattress will feel like long-term. No other mattress retailers do this. We want you to have all of the information you need to make a smart mattress purchase.

That’s the Texas Mattress Makers difference.

Why Choose Texas Mattress Makers?

For over 40 years, from our hands to your home, we have been able to craft the highest-quality mattresses for an affordable price. We understand that the convenience of a bed in a box can be tempting, but in the end, you’ll end up spending more money on low-quality mattresses that equal low-quality sleep.

Take it from mattress makers who have decades of experience creating and selling mattresses; nothing replaces high-quality components and craftsmanship that you just can’t get with a one-size-fits-all bed in a box mattress. We’ve even considered making them ourselves in order to keep up with industry trends, but can’t sacrifice the quality and integrity of our mattresses. We do not mass produce our mattresses – each one is made with you in mind.

If you’d like to hear how Texas Mattress Makers founder, Youval Meicler, truly feels about the bed-in-a-box phenomenon, watch our Snooze News episode.


Find High-Quality, Handmade Mattresses at Texas Mattress Makers

Sleep is crucial to your overall health – you need a mattress that is crafted with you and your needs in mind. When you buy a handmade mattress from Texas Mattress Makers, you’re making an investment in your overall health and happiness.

Shop our quality mattress online by comfort level, mattress type, mattress size, or budget, or come and visit any of our convenient Houston-area locations today! If you’d like to speak with an expert while you shop online, call 713-341-6252.