How Long Does it Take for Sofa Delivery?

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Sofa delivery can take anywhere from the same day to 12 weeks or even more, this all depends on the kind of sofa you buy.

To get quick delivery of your sofa, try buying a sofa that is already in stock and does not require any customization.

Also, if you are buying from a large furniture company or online retailer, you might be pleased to know, in many cases, you are eligible for free shipping, too. This benefit can save you hundreds of dollars in shipping or delivery fees.

Note that there are a few important things you need to consider before you purchase your sofa in addition to delivery: size, shape, fabric, to name a few.

Sofa Delivery Process

The sofa delivery process is fairly straightforward. If you walk into a store and select a sofa that is in stock, you can get it delivered fairly quickly. Since the store has the sofa in their warehouse, and it is not being customized in any way, you won't have to wait long.

However, do not assume that you can get the sofa delivered the same day or the next day. Different retail stores have different policies regarding furniture delivery. It is possible that they deliver only certain days of the week or that the warehouse is in a different location. Even if that is the case, delivery will be speedier than if you were to order a customized sofa. However, if the timing is important to you, you should ask the salesperson about delivery (and get it in writing) before you commit to a sofa purchase.

Customized Sofas

When you customize a sofa by selecting a different fabric, arm, back, or size then you are looking at a delivery date that is typically anywhere from four to 12 weeks in the future. You may even find that it takes longer. For example, leather sofas often have a longer delivery timescale than fabric options.

A lot of customers try to pressure the store for earlier delivery and then get upset when the sofa is not delivered by the requested delivery date. Adding pressure does not work out for the customer or the store. There are two things wrong with this scenario—the store is making a promise that it cannot keep and the customer is in for a load of disappointment.

If you are ordering a customized sofa, you have to understand that a lot depends on your level of customization. A different frame assembly may be required. There may be some delay in getting the fabric you request. The customized sofa may have to be shipped from a different state or even a different country. All or any of these factors can impact a delivery date and cost you additional time.

The upside is that you end up with the sofa that you want and need, not just one that you settled for.

Do not try to rush the process. A sofa is an expensive purchase and one that you will likely have to live with for a long time.