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Whether you are shopping for your own home or shopping for a client's home, online shopping is necessary. Many vendors that once had brick and mortar stores are now only available online. Unless you plan on bringing a container of furniture back from your European shopping trip, online shopping is becoming unavoidable. During one of my Ask Me Anything offers*, I received this question from Cheryl:
"With so many websites and online retailers selling furniture and home goods, how do designers know which ones are good quality without wasting money and getting stuck with poor quality stuff?"
A certain amount of risk (and reward) is involved when you shop online. You have to be aware of it and expect it. You will have disappointments, there is a lot of crap out there. The more expensive the piece the more cautious you should be.
Here are some tips to a good online shopping experience:
By being cautious and informed you can improve your online furniture shopping experience.
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