Tips on What to Look for When Buying Kitchen Cabinets Online

 

 

Many people buy merchandise online every day. It’s a convenience of modern living that allows us to get pretty much anything without leaving the house. But is the level of convenience the same in every industry? Do people have doubts when buying kitchen appliances or kitchen cabinets online? Let’s take a look at the facts.

 

The Internet is amazing! Without it, we wouldn’t be having this conversation in the first place. It all began as an academic research project in 1969 and became a global commercial network in the 1990s. And today more than 2 billion people around the world are using it.

 

The first secure retail transaction over the Web was either by NetMarket or the Internet Shopping Network in 1994 (there is some debate regarding which transaction actually came first). Immediately after, Amazon.com launched its online shopping site in 1995 and eBay was also introduced in 1995.

 

But, if you’re still wondering 25 years later if making purchases online is safe, we hear you. Everyone’s biggest concerns are:

 

  • Will I get what I ordered?
  • Will I get the quality I want?
  • Will I be able to get a refund in case I’m not satisfied with the product?

 

But are these concerns all really justified?

 

 

Learn about the brand you’re buying

 

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Nearly 70% of consumers rely on online reviews before buying something. The more consistently good reviews a company gets, the better. Having confidence that the experience will be a good one is the key to online shopping. Here is a great example of positive reviews.

 

So, before buying kitchen cabinets, make sure you trust the brand. And ask yourself these questions: Does the company sell fully assembled cabinets or ready-to-assemble cabinets? Are the cabinets made of plywood or engineered wood? Are the door and drawer hinges soft-closing? Do they have a 3D design service? Knowing what to look for will help you compare different online cabinet suppliers and get the best deal.

 

 

 

Order a sample or start with a smaller project

 

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If you plan on buying a kitchen online, order a cabinet sample door first. Ordering a cabinet sample door will give you the opportunity to see at the wood quality and the finish color. It may or may not look the same in your kitchen as it does on the computer screen.

 

And if you’re still not 100% sure about the quality of the cabinets, you can try out the company with a smaller project. For instance, you will get critical information about the level of customer service and support throughout the design and post-sale process. So, instead of renovating your kitchen, try renovating your office or your bathroom first.

 

 

 

Return policies are not a fairy-tale

 

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It’s true; most companies will allow you to return kitchen cabinets or any other item in the event that you’re not satisfied. Therefore, make sure you check the return policy and FAQ, something that every serious company has on their website. It should look like this.

 

Of course, most companies will want their items back undamaged, which is reasonable enough. That’s how business works.

 

 

 

 

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In conclusion: You may or may not be the most relaxed person when buying something online and that’s okay. Learning about the brand, reading reviews, and possibly ordering a sample may be important that help you make up your mind. 

 

Don’t forget that there are lots of regulations to protect customers. Don’t let your fears prevent you from finding the awesome deal you’ve been thinking about. Happy online shopping!