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One Strategy for Selling $1 Billion in Mattresses

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Wedding bells are chiming, and a pay day is on the way. Weddings are a multi-billion dollar annual industry. Often times furniture and mattress retailers don’t play in the wedding space, even though mattresses and furniture are one of the first things newlyweds look to purchase. Watch or listen to Mark and Mark highlight ways you can get involved.

Have you ever hosted a sleepover in your store? If not, check out how one retailer took an iconic childhood past-time and turned it into an in-store event.

Also, shoppers don’t feel the need to “test rest” their mattress purchases anymore. According to our exclusive research with Nationwide Marketing Group, shoppers entering sleep stores for the first time in seven years don’t think there’s a benefit to trying out a mattress before they purchase it. Check out how you can combat this issue and beat the online sale.

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Wedding Season: Grab Your Share of $1 Billion in Mattress Sales

How can you tap into the wedding industry and elevate your sales slump? Watch or listen to find out how furniture and mattress stores play a vital role in gifting for the newlyweds and ways you can use nuptials to attract new business.

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57% tried it this time, but don’t plan to next time.

Research conducted in partnership with Nationwide Marketing Group showed that 57% of consumers who tried mattresses during their last purchase are unlikely to test-rest the next time they buy.Many shoppers who purchased online over the past 6 to 10 years will be coming back into the market for a new mattress soon. Some retailers have assumed these consumers would be unhappy with their previous purchase and choose to try the mattress first. Clearly, that is not the case.

But there is a way to change this: Educate the customer and give them an experience. There are so many things you can do to turn a simple bed test into something more.

How about 15 minutes of total tranquility? Give the customer headphones with relaxing music and let them test the bed, but promote it as a way to relax and get a break from everything going on in the world. Go out of your way to make the experience memorable but also useful and helpful to the customer.

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Why the Sunshine Protection Act Matters to the Mattress Industry

The Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which will make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent by November 2023. While most Americans are in favor of keeping a consistent clock, the debate about ST or DST comes down to a preference for more sunshine in the evening or in the morning. We take a look at both scenarios.

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Darvin Furniture & Mattress Finds Success With Slumber Party Event

Illinois-based full-line furniture retailer Darvin Furniture recently hosted its first Sweet Dreams Slumber Party event, which aimed to connect customers with the store’s sleep specialists so they could educate shoppers on the importance of a good night’s sleep. We checked in with the store’s staff to see how everything went and what they would have done differently.

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Alex is Watching…

The show “Desperate Housewives” and I’m surprised to say I like it. It’s a bit more dramatic than I would usually go for, but it has a dark undertone that I think is really well done and adds a lot to the show. It’s easy to see why the show was so popular in the early 2000s. Plus, who can resist watching Kyle McLaughlin play a weird step dad!?

Quinn just bought…

A Peloton bike and a skim basket for my pool because it’s almost SUMMER BABY!


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Fun & Folly

❄️ Could you survive on yogurt and snow for 6 days? This woman did and she lived to tell the tale!

🍕 Taco Bell lovers, rejoice! The fast food gods have heard your prayers and the restaurant is bringing back this iconic menu item!

📲 Can we borrow $44 billion? Tesla owner and billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter.

Foot Traffic Drivers

Need helping getting more people to your store?

Offer Click-and-Collect

Summer time is upon us and as elementary kids end their school year, busy moms, dads, nannies and babysitters need easy pick-up options to avoid long shopping times with kids in tow. Offer click-and-collect options wherein people can buy online and pick-up in-store. It’ll make it easy on caregivers to make quick trips and it’ll give you an opportunity to connect with shoppers who otherwise might avoid the store entirely if not for the easy pick-up option.

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