New “Tech” Mattress Companies disrupting the sleep industry

Jun 26, 2015 by

As movers know it sometimes is impossible to get a mattress (or more likely boxspring) into a small hallway, stairway, or small elevator. And if you want to move “just” a mattress and boxspring you are looking at a 2 or 3 hour minimum with 2 movers. At around a $100 per hour it sometimes still makes sense as the cost of a new mattress is in the thousands. Part of that expense is all the middlemen and the shipping costs. Not how much the mattress store is charging you for shipping. (That cost is built into the cost of the mattress increasing the price. I once had a woman insist I match to the $30 a mattress company charged her when she bought her mattress new. $2000 to ship a mattress across the US during the busy Summer season. She could have shipped more. There was 2500 pound minimum. She could not understand that it actually costs more than $30 to ship a bed.)

Now two tech companies are looking to disrupt the mattress industry. They are getting rid of the middlemen – distributors, salespeople, showrooms, advertising, and by changing the shipping method from freight or local trucking to a small package company such as UPS or FedEx. The US! manufacturers compress the foam memory mattress so they are UPSable and easily purchased online via Amazon.

You will still need a boxspring, platform bed or the floor for support

Tuft & Needle | | 877-842-2586 | Founded 2012 | $350-$750

Casper | | 888 498 0003 | Founded 2014 | $500-$950

Leesa | | 844 335 3372 | Founded ???? | $425-$1070

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