Website Helps Furniture Buyers


Friday, June 23rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The Internet is all about making your life easier, and if you've been shopping for furniture lately, you will appreciate what FurnitureGuide.com has to offer.

"We actually do not sell furniture," explained company president Sharon Ellis. "We are an online resource for consumers who are looking for furniture and want to do it in the privacy of their home."

Since research shows that less than 3 percent of you want to purchase furniture over the Internet, FurnitureGuide.com makes it easy to find what you're looking for before you hop in the car.

"We have many ways to help you search for the right piece of furniture, whether you're looking for a specific manufacturer, a specific piece, whether it is a leather sofa, for example, or if you're looking for styles," Ellis said.

FurnitureGuide.com CEO Brent Mellow said users have a number of options from there. "You're able to save those pieces of furniture in a portfolio that you can come back and retrieve at a later date," he said. "Then we provide you with a list of retailers in your area that carry that brand."

FurnitureGuide.com also comes with a handy glossary for the novice decorator -- they've got you covered if you don't know an armoir from an armchair.

"The consumer market has an enormous amount of pent-up demand," Mellow said. "The very first comments we got were, 'Where were you last week when we needed you?'"