Purchasing the Right Mattress: A Comparison Guide of the Top Online Mattress Dealers

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So you’re in the market for a new mattress. You’ve been to your local mattress dealer, you’ve laid on all their beds, and you still aren’t sure which one to purchase. After all, how can you tell after just a few seconds laying on a mattress with a salesperson breathing down your neck?

A detailed comparison guide of the to 3 online mattress dealers.  Then you see an ad online and realize you can buy a mattress online. That begs the question, though, how can buying a mattress online be better than in person? After all, now you don’t even get to lay on it for those precious seconds to see if your body likes it. What if…what if…what if those online companies offered a free trial period that allows you to send the mattress back if you aren’t satisfied? 

Now we’re talking! See we’re in the market for a new mattress ourselves. After a thorough comparison of the top 3 online mattress dealers, we’ve made our choice – I’ll reveal what we chose at the bottom of this guide – but I want you to have the same comparison I did without all the work. Here you’ll find the price, warranty, claims, extras, shipping, and in-home trial comparisons for Purple, GhostBed, and Nectar Mattresses. Also, I would suggest reading this in-depth mattress comparison so you understand what to look for in each mattress. Then follow this deal guide for the Best Mattress Deals Online & In-Store.



Another new company you may start seeing more of, DreamCloud claims to offer the convenience of online shopping with the luxury of high-end mattresses. It’s all in the name. 

Price: $1399 for a Queen

Warranty: Everlong. As long as you own and use the DreamCloud they promise to clean and recondition if need be your DreamCloud Mattress.

Trial Period: 365 nights.

Claims: Even heat distribution, support where you need it the most, and high-density foam to ensure no movements goes unabsorbed.

Financing: Yes, with interest-free payments.

Shipping Period: 2-5 business days

Free Stuff: Free shipping and returns! Not 100% satisfied? They’ll pick it up for free, no questions asked.

Extras: White Glove Service offers mattress set up and old mattress removal. Can also puchase frames including adjustable bed frames.

Purple Mattress

purple mattress

We first came across Purple on youtube, while enjoying some StudioC with the kids. Their egg test had us hooked, and seriously considering this one to replace our 11 year old mattress. 

Price: $999 for a Queen

Warranty: 10 years. Will repair or replace. 

Trial period: Purple offers 100 nights of in-home use. If you aren’t satisfied you can return for a full refund. 

Claims: Purple claims their mattress has no pressure points. 

Financing: Yes

Shipping period: 3-4 weeks

Free stuff: Offers free shipping and a purple squishy sample. 

Extras: Seat Cushions, Pillows, Platform frame, Sheet protector, and Power Base.

GhostBed Mattress


After looking at the Purple for a couple weeks, I began seeing ads for the GhostBed. That naturally led to looking into what they offered.

Price: $795 for a Queen

Warranty: 20 years. Will repair or replace. 

Trial Period: 101 Nights of in-home use to decide if you are satisfied with it. Can return for a full refund. 

Claims: GhostBed claims it conforms to the individual body and provides optimal support. 

Financing: Yes

Shipping Period: 24 hours

Free Stuff: Shipping

Extras: Pillows, Foundation, Mattress Protector

Nectar Sleep Mattress

Queen Memory Foam Mattress

Finally, I heard about Nectar Sleep Mattress through an email from the company. 

Price: $795 for a Queen

Warranty: Nectar offers a Forever Warranty on their mattresses. That means they will repair or replace it literally forever.

Trial Period: 365 Nights of in-home use. That’s a whole year to decide if you really like the Nectar.

Claims: Stimulates airflow and wicks away heat. Bedbug resistant. Contours to your body providing pressure relief. 

Financing: Yes

Shipping: Currently backed up 2 weeks, but for the inconvenience, Nectar is offering a special discount.

Free Stuff: Shipping and Returns

Extras: Pillows. Set up. Old mattress removal.

Are you wondering which mattress we finally decided upon? Nectar Sleep had so many pros compared to the others that we couldn’t go with anyone but Nectar Sleep. The price was more in our range compared to Purple, and with a full year trial run how could we not? What really sealed the deal for me, however, was their bed bug resistant claim. We’ve never had bed bugs thank goodness, and I never want to have them. 

9 thoughts on “Purchasing the Right Mattress: A Comparison Guide of the Top Online Mattress Dealers

  1. Nice selection….and I have to agree with you, finding the perfect mattress is one of the hardest things to do. I recently bought a seemingly high quality mattress to replace a fake mattress I had bought unknowingly and although its way better compared to the old one, its not supporting my spine and pressure points. I always wake up feeling tired. Might have to try one of these as I have seen a lot of people talking positively about them.

    The warranty is also quite good!
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  2. The problem I see with online mattress retailers is that returning the mattress during the ‘trial-period’ seems super clunky.

    Once unpacked, repacking the mattress takes a ton of effort and there’s no easy way to have someone else pack it. Plus, you need to stay at home and wait for someone to come get the mattress since you can’t leave it outside on your porch.

    I suppose the same could be said about non-online mattress retailers?
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