Article Categories
» Arts & Entertainment
» Automotive
» Business
» Careers & Jobs
» Education & Reference
» Finance
» Food & Drink
» Health & Fitness
» Home & Family
» Internet & Online Businesses
» Miscellaneous
» Self Improvement
» Shopping
» Society & News
» Sports & Recreation
» Technology
» Travel & Leisure
» Writing & Speaking

  Listed Article

  Category: Articles » Miscellaneous » Article

Web Furniture Retailers Embracing Art Yet Another Reason to Shop Online

By Kingston Amadan

It seems that once again, the virtual world has outperformed the real world. Online furniture retailers are offering canvas transfers and prints from respected artists alongside their furniture.

I have to confess, I am an avid online shopper. Being a New Yorker, there are two elements to the online shopping experience that make it so much better than going to a local retailer. The first, unquestionably, is convenience. Trying to get any item of substance around this town is nearly impossible. Delivery fees charged by New York retailers are notoriously murderous, so that usually removes most items out of the competitive range of what is offered online. Additionally, I often have to travel far to find what I'm looking for, and traveling here can be a nightmare. Many singular online retailers have an exceptional selection of goods that might take several trips to several different merchants here to purchase.

The second element that makes online shopping more feasible is price. Delivery fees aside, most online retailers are not paying for expensive Manhattan real estate. The products they offer are no different in many cases to what is being sold online, and yet I am expected to pay a premium for having it right now. Sorry, but I can wait for a few days to have the exact same (or often a better) item delivered. In fact, Ii can probably pay for the most expensive and fastest delivery method offered and still save money over buying locally.

I recently had a good experience that solidified my position on online shopping. I was recently shopping online for furniture when I noticed that a few of the online retailers were offering prints and canvas transfers alongside their furnishings. These were high quality, framed or un-framed artistic works by recognized artist and the prices were well below what I would be paying here. The selection of artist was incredible, from impressionist masters such as Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh to abstracts from Maitland and Li-Leger. I ended up ordering two prints and one canvas transfer, all framed, in addition to the furniture piece I was originally looking for.

I would have a hard time finding an art selection as nice as the one this online furniture retailer had anywhere in the city, and especially not at a furniture store. They even had a section with the works of new artists.

The bottom line is that as long as online retailers continue to offer superior convenience, pricing and selection, the number of people who shop online will continue to grow. The art I found at my favorite online furniture dealer is just one example of how online shopping is really starting to surpass the local buying experience.
About the Author

To purchase a furniture visit

To learn more about other types of furniture visit

Article Source:
If you wish to add the above article to your website or newsletters then please include the "Article Source:" as shown above and make it hyperlinked.

  Some other articles by Kingston Amadan
Getting the Best Deal on Small Business Phone Systems
Small business can mean a lot of things, but for most companies who fall under that moniker, small business means operating on a stringent budget. Even if ...

The Basics of Upgrading a Business Phone System
So you've outgrown your current phone system and need to expand. If replacing your current business phone system is not ...

Top Questions Your Web Design Firm Should Be Asking You
Before any business owner develops a web site, they usually have something in mind regarding the esthetics, layout and overall budget they have for the project. ...

Finding the Best Web Designer for Your Website
When shopping for a web designer, there are several things you can do to help find the best value for your money. ...

Hiring a Web Design Firm vs. Freelance Designer
A web site is more than just a tool for business. It's part of your "brand" image, your storefront and a measure ...

The Right Restaurant Supplier Can Make All the Difference
Last month, I opened my third restaurant in twelve years. Anyone who knows anything about the restaurant business will tell you that success ...

  Recent Articles
How to Make Predictions Come True!
by Ann Stewart

"Sticky" solutions for better traffic to your website
by Rick Martin

The Appeal of the Nintendo Wii
by Jonel Cordero

Buy House with Resale Value
by Ron Victor

Seven Rules to Make Your Home More Marketable
by Lee Keadle

Plumbed in water coolers 'v' Bottled water coolers
by Nick Vincent

Range Cooker Shipping
by Malcolm Ramsey

Xcel Energy Center : IXS
by Heidi Grumm

Home Water Fountains & Waterfalls: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Reducing Stress and the Negative Effects of Everyday Noise
by Trey Collier

Watches- Changing With Time
by Zai Zhu

Landing Clients It's all in the Bait
by Laurie Dart

Gazebos and Summerhouses
by Aggtimber