We’ve all experienced the frustration of buying a dream sofa after weeks or months of searching only to be told it can take anywhere up to 12 weeks or more for it to be delivered. And if you’re buying or renting your first home, being without a sofa for such a long time is not ideal.
But why does a sofa delivery take so long? In this guide, we’ll explore the sofa delivery process and what certain factors can make the delivery times longer. We’ll also explain how Swyft sofas are reshaping the future of sofa deliveries.
Why Does it Take So Long for a Sofa to be Delivered?
When it comes to buying a sofa, traditionally, you’ll walk into a showroom, try out a few and select your favourite. If you’re buying from a popular chain store and the exact sofa you want happens to be in stock in their warehouse, you can get it delivered fairly quickly but it’ll still likely take a week or two. More often than not though, the sofa won’t be available right away as companies generally have very low supplies in their warehouses or have a made-to-order service.
Of course, it can very much depend on the store you’re buying from as different stores have different policies. Some may need to be made and shipped over from another country, others may have warehouses in different locations or there may be a backlog of orders they’re working through. Before purchasing a sofa through a store, we’d recommend checking with an employee the current estimated delivery time (which you should get in writing) before committing.
Another factor to take into consideration is if you’ve customised your order. While you may like the style and comfort of a sofa, many people often want to change the colour, the material, the arms and backs and the size of the sofa. Some may also want to order a 3-seater sofa, a 2-seater sofa and a matching armchair all in one go too. This will mean that the delivery is significantly longer as the pieces are being made and there could be delays in getting certain requested materials.
How Long does a Swyft Sofa Take to be Delivered?
Here at Swyft, we know how important it is to get your sofa delivered to you on time. Whether you’ve recently moved into a new place or your old sofa is unbearable to sit on, we want to make sure you can get a brand new sofa delivered in no time. This is why our range of stylish, modern and comfortable flat-packed sofas can be delivered Nationwide in just 24 hours.
To guarantee your next day sofa delivery, simply place your order before 3pm Monday-Friday. For any orders placed after 3pm or over the weekend or bank holidays, your sofa will be delivered the following working day. So, no matter what, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting a new sofa within 48 hours. You can also arrange to remove your old sofa using Clearabee, our official sofa recycling partner.
All of our sofas will arrive in a series of boxes that can easily be lifted and carried by one person. This also means that you won’t have any issues getting your sofa through narrow doors, upstairs, in a lift or down winding corridors. When all the boxes are in the room where you want your sofa, you can then start to unpack the boxes which are numbered in order for even more convenience. No tools are required to put out sofas together, just click the pieces in place and you’re good to go.how to choose the most comfortable style.