Mar 5, 2010 9:12:47 AM
Retail stores come and go; every day, it seems, more and more traditional stores bite the dust and leave shoppers without their favorite place to shop. Furniture stores all across the country and slowly shutting their doors, leaving furniture shoppers and home designers scrambling to find what they need.
Next month, a store that opened just three years ago to much fanfare will be closing its doors. The downtown Chicago West Elm furniture store is the largest of the chain store’s locations, at 38,000 square feet. This is a fairly typical occurrence across the country as the dwindling economy has made it hard for these stores to stay above water.
What are shoppers to do when their furniture store closes its doors?
There are several alternatives to the traditional bricks and mortar furniture store, but one that seems to be a rising trend is online furniture stores. Online furniture stores offer a wide selection of products that shoppers can browse through from the comfort of their home.
Ezmod Furniture is one such online furniture store that offers high-quality reproductions of modern classic furniture and original works as well. What sets Ezmod Furniture apart from the other online stores, however, is the fact that we offer modern classic furniture at prices that are below that of the list price and of our competitors. Our furniture is made to the highest quality standards and can be enjoyed for years to come. We make it easy and affordable for shoppers to redo their home or offices spaces without all the hassle.
To make the shopping experience more pleasant for our shoppers, we include detailed pictures and photographs of all of our furniture so that you can see exactly what you will buy ahead of time. To save you even more money, Ezmod Furniture offers free shipping on all items and stocked items ship between 1-3 business days.
If you find yourself without a neighborhood furniture store and don’t want to deal with the hassle of driving across town to browse through furniture, be sure to check out Ezmod Furniture to make modern classic furniture shopping much easier. Check out our website at www.ezmodfurniture.com to browse through our large and varied selection of modern classic furniture reproductions by such designers as Isamu Noguchi, Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier, George Nelson and Harry Bertoia to name a few.
Mar 8, 2010 4:25:33 PM
At Ezmod Furniture, one of the reasons we have been able to supply our customers with such great service and such great prices is that we have minimal overhead. Department stores and large furniture stores have a limited space to offer you a great selection of modern classic furniture, and they have to pay for a show room floor, sales people, utilities, etc. At Ezmod Furniture, we make shopping for online furniture easy, and we pass the savings we get on to you, the consumer. Plus, because we are online only, we can ship modern classic furniture all over the country. We are not bound by our showroom or local geography; we possess unlimited deliverability because we do not confine ourselves to just one location.
A perfect example of a furniture store having too much overhead is a recent Chapter 11 filed in Central Florida. Hudson’s Furniture Showroom Inc., which had four stores in Central Florida, filed for bankruptcy due to real estate issues. Think about that, a company can have serious debt issues over real estate which has nothing to do with the furniture they offer. When you wonder why a couch or chair costs you so much more at a department store or furniture store, remember that you are helping that company pay rent on its showroom.
This is one of the reasons buying modern classic furniture from Ezmod is a much more enjoyable experience, no overhead. In addition to shopping for furniture from the comfort of your home and not having to deal with pushy salespeople trying to make their commission, you get the best price possible because we have minimal overhead. Our prices make it seem like we are having a sale every day, not just every President’s Day, and our unsurpassed quality and selection is well-known amongst consumers.
This furniture store’s total debt was $12.8 million dollars! Think about how much money they charge consumers on every purchase just to make sure they can make ends meet. And this isn’t even a large chain! Imagine what national furniture store franchises are charging consumers on everything from modern classic furniture to delivery costs. The markups have gone too far.
If you’re interested in buying exquisite, sturdy online furniture, look no further than www.ezmodfurniture.com. Our modern classic furniture selection is perfect for any room of your house, office, apartment, condo or town home. Check us out today.
Mar 10, 2010 3:04:21 PM
For people who shop for modern classic furniture, finding a great combination of cost and quality can be quite difficult. That’s why so many consumers find themselves shopping at such expensive stores as Crate & Barrel, where a chest-of-drawers or book case can cost two or three times as much as at Ezmod Furniture. Not only does Crate & Barrel sell more than furniture (meaning they do not focus on the product you want), but their prices are often outrageous.
At Ezmod, we provide simply solutions that can satisfy the needs of any consumer. Our modern classic furniture selection is not only diverse, but is of the highest quality. However, many of these types of stores, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, etc., offer the illusion of quality by throwing ridiculous price tags on everything. A huge price tag does not entail quality, comfort, durability or any other important factor. All it really means is that you can afford less furniture. Buying a $3,000 couch or $2,000 love seat from Crate & Barrel might give you something to brag about to your friends, until the couch has to be replaced of course. This is not to suggest Crate & Barrel has poor quality, rather that Ezmod has amazing quality modern classic furniture for a fraction of the cost.
For example, at Crate & Barrel you can buy a coffee table for $700.00 that is made of glass and metal. It holds no special aesthetic value and is no sturdier than any other coffee table on the market. At Ezmod, our Tribeca Coffee Table (Noguchi Style) is available in either natural or black and costs almost half that amount! It possesses a unique design, is incredibly sturdy and will keep some of your hard earned money in your wallet. This is just one of the examples of ways shopping at Ezmod can save you hundreds, and potentially thousands of dollars on all the furniture you need for your home.
Ezmod Furniture offers an amazing selection of modern classic furniture that can match any living room, dining room, bedroom or office. Our prices are low, our quality is high and our dedication to client service is unparalleled. If you want to find the best online furniture for your money, look no further than Ezmod Furniture.
Mar 31, 2010 1:41:25 PM
Recently, our staff spent some time looking at the various deals available on modern classic furniture. Most of these deals were advertised on the Internet; however, they were only available at local or regional outlets, and thus unavailable to hundreds of millions of consumers. At Ezmod Furniture, we believe every deal we offer on modern classic furniture for every room in the house should be available to Americans no matter where they live.
Searching for deals online means finding sales in Chicago, Orland, New York, etc., but none of these deals are available to people outside that region. It is difficult enough for people to find good deals on quality modern classic furniture without having to drive 100 miles out of their way just to purchase it. The gas alone negates any savings, let alone delivery, taxes, showroom mark up fees and so forth. Imagine the heart break some consumers must feel when they find great deals on such items as a Nelson Style 5 Ft Bench, or the Tribeca Coffee Table, only to find the showroom is fifty miles away…or further!
Ezmod solves this problem by providing high quality modern classic furniture available online at prices that can’t be beat. As a premier online furniture store, Ezmod provides consumers with countless options for furnishing their house, apartment, town home or office. We understand that furniture makes a statement about its owner, and modern classic furniture even more so. Our prices are often far below list price, with some prices even adding up to 50 percent lower than the list price. Our designs are impeccable, and available to anyone, no matter where they live.
Getting great deals on modern classic furniture is difficult, especially when you see something priced to move. Ezmod’s Eaze Lounge Chair+Ottoman is priced ridiculously low, at more than $1,200 below the list price. If we were a local department store, this deal would only be available to those within driving distance. However, at Ezmod, you can buy this item no matter where you live and get the deal you’ve been looking for on modern classic furniture.
Apr 12, 2010 11:40:03 AM
Economists are calling the current economic slump the “Great Recession” and are stating that it is the worst slow down economically since the 1930’s. What is incredibly frustrating for many people is the fact that the recession is creating diverging affects, hitting most Americans where it hurts – their wallets. The price of raw materials has gone up, as demand has gone down because of unemployment. That has led to greater unemployment, greater pessimism over the economy and lower spending.
When it comes to modern classic furniture, Americans are faced with an increase in the cost of the raw materials used to make their furniture, namely timber, leather, foam, glass, cardboard and event he chemicals used as finishing sprays and coats. There is an impending 30 percent hike in the cost of steel as well, which could cause some department stores to charge outrageous prices for furniture, just to cover the cost of materials. At a time when the budgets of many Americans are at an absolute low, the fear of rising prices has many people worried. One observed, the president of an import/export company, said “The skyrocketing costs of raw materials has all of us living in very interest times…this was monumental and something not seen in 40 years.”
MODERN CLASSIC FURNITURE
While it may seem scary, Ezmod Furniture is continuing to offer high quality modern classic furniture at the same amazing prices. While many online furniture companies will raise their prices in reaction to these economic challenges, Ezmod has kept prices low for consumers, allowing them to have some of the best modern classic furniture available today. Our prices are consistently low, our selection is amazing (and always improving) and our ability to meet the needs of your budget is highly sought after.
For those Americans worried about the high cost of modern classic furniture, look no further than Ezmod Furniture. We can supply you with furniture items for your living room, dining, bedroom or office at a price far below our competition. Whether you need a one of a kind chair for your office or a unique coffee table for your living room, Ezmod has the furniture you need a price you can afford. Check out our selection of modern classic furniture today, you will not be disappointed.
Apr 16, 2010 2:40:44 PM
Shopping for modern classic furniture is hard enough without the impending threat of higher prices for consumers. Unfortunately, most news outlets are echoing the fears that the furniture industry is in for higher prices. Shoppers at Ezmod Furniture can take comfort though, our everyday amazing deals are perfect for your budget.
Various furniture manufacturers and business consultants are pointing to the increasing prices of raw materials as well as the increasing costs of labor as reasons why they feel furniture prices will increase. Another major issues it he rising cost of shipping from Asia to the United States as much of the goods in America are manufactured in Asia. So far, some furniture stores are raising prices on their modern classic furniture and other furniture items. A shop in Michigan raised prices by 2 percent this week. That may not seem like much, but a 2 percent increase in Michigan could be a 10 percent increase in New York or California, and that’s just for starters.
As an example, a furniture store in North Carolina said that a replica of a chair used by President John F. Kennedy sold for $199 for 14 years and is now priced at $225! That’s a 12.5 percent increase on just one item. If you wanted six of these chairs for your dining set, that would be a $150 increase.
Help is Here!
Rather than feel depressed about impending furniture costs, shoppers can go to a consumer online furniture store like Ezmod Furniture where our prices are low everyday. Plus, without having a showroom to pay for or sales people to employ, our overhead is incredibly low. We have been passing on these savings for years, allowing consumers to get the deals they need on the modern classic furniture they want.
Furniture for your living room, dining room, bedroom and office is available at Ezmod, at a price that can’t be beat. We invest a great deal of time into finding the best possible deals on modern classic furniture, making sure our customers have everything they need to furnish their houses, apartments, town homes or offices. Ezmod is a friend of the consumer, proving it on a daily basis with high-quality, low cost modern classic furniture.
Apr 19, 2010 11:30:15 AM
Here are some useful bits of wisdom from Ezmod Furniture, the leader in modern classic furniture:
1. If you can see the furniture in person somewhere, you should go see it. While Ezmod offers great prices on modern classic furniture, and we stand behind our quality, it might help the see the furniture in person so you can see how it will fit with your existing setup.
2. Do your research. At Ezmod, we are confident that the furniture we offer on our site, and the price we offer it at, are some of (if not THE) best in the industry. We welcome you to shop around, see other deals, see what other online furniture retailers have to offer and go from there.
3. Make sure your computer is protected. While Ezmod sells modern classic furniture on a website that is secure, your computer may not be. Since you will be entering in personal financial information, make sure you are in a secure location and that you have adequate software on your computer to protect your sensitive financial data.
4. Keep an eye out for sales. Even at Ezmod Furniture, where we have modern classic furniture at a low price everyday, we run sales that will help you save money. If you do not need a couch, chair, table or ottoman right away, then monitor our site at least once a week to keep an eye on new offers we may be having.
5. Make sure to measure the space in the room where the new furniture is going. At Ezmod, we will post the dimensions of every piece of modern classic furniture we sell. However, it is important that you take the time to measure the space where you hope to put the new furniture, so that you are not cramped for space in a particular room of your home or office.
As you can see, there are plenty of things to keep in mind when buying modern classic furniture online, not all of which have to do with the furniture itself. Ezmod has created an easy to use web portal that allows you to buy furniture online, making your life easier and keeping your wallet as full of cash as possible.
May 3, 2010 12:23:24 PM
Ravaged by the recent recession, both the housing industry and the furniture industry have been radically changed. Furniture industry executives and investors who pay special attention to the furniture have seen remarkable changes. In 2007, the domestic furniture and mattress industry had sales worth $91 billion. In 2008, that number dropped 10 percent due to the crushing recession that hit every industry. In 2009, the dropoff continued with another 15 percent drop. People are holding onto their furniture longer, shopping for deals or looking for great deals on modern classic furniture.
One third of the 100 biggest furniture retailers over the last 10 years have closed, including large names such as Huffman Koos, Good’s, Seaman’s, Levitz and Wickes. Such radical overhaul has created a vacuum which new furniture retailers have stepped into, such as Ezmod Furniture which offers unique modern classic furniture at an amazing price.
To be honest though, the reason Ezmod Furniture is thriving in the modern classic furniture industry, and the reason so many other retailers are falling apart, has much to do with conditions before the recession started. People are less interested in buying furniture from department stores that are bulky, expensive, un-original and marked up. People in urban centers have smaller apartments and cannot purchase the large furniture sold by many department stories. Ezmod offers furniture that fits smaller locations much better.
People also moved towards shops like IKEA, which offer cheaply made products that inexpensive. Ezmod offers high quality modern classic furniture that is inexpensive, a combination many people are searching for.
Baby Boomers are moving towards “disposable” furniture since they are headed into retirement, and their children want quality furniture that an inexpensive price. The days of our grandparents heading to the department store for a couch are pretty much at an end.
Large retailers are also starting to catch on, such as Target, Walmart and Costco, although they are still not offering the kind of quality that will given consumers long lasting modern classic furniture. Unfortunately, people’s wallets are turning them towards cheaply made products instead of quality furniture that is inexpensive.
At Ezmod Furniture, our modern classic furniture comes in a variety of colors, designs, fabrics and materials, giving you an endless supply of home furnishings. Whether you are a college graduate putting together your first apartment or a new homeowner filling your first house, Ezmod has exactly what you need at a price you can afford.
May 12, 2010 10:30:11 AM
Shopping for modern classic furniture is an intense process, filled with price comparisons, hours of testing and negotiating with sales people. The process can be ruined however if the company, department store or furniture store is not able to deliver your furniture on time. The Internet complaint boards are filled with people who spent hours trying to choose the right couch or chair, only to have the retailer fail to deliver the item on time.
Here are just a few complaints people have had regarding the deliver of their modern classic furniture:
- I bought a dining room table and a sectional from bobs on 12/09 delivery address corrected 4 times they still got that wrong. Called about table having a chipped piece they tried to convince me it was meant to be that way.
- My wife and I ordered a dining room set for $8, 000. They told us when it would be delivered, and that we would receive a call the day before to schedule delivery. When no call came, I called the store, who told me they sub-contracted out delivery to some outfit known as Executive Delivery. Hah. I called the number, and could only get to voice mail. Once they have your money, you're pretty much on your own.
- My wife & I purchased a sofa and chairs on 2-1-09, since it was an import I was told that it take 12 to 16 weeks upon delivery, around the 20th week and countless calls my furniture was delivered. Two weeks after delivery I noticed the padding on one of the arms was missing, after continuous calls and months passing, an agent came out to my home inspected the chair and confirmed it needed to be replaced. A follow-up letter was delivered to me on 2-16-10 stating I would receive the replacement within 10-12 weeks, after the tenth week, calls were made to the company on the status of the arm, since it was replaceable. On 5-10-10 I received a call stating I would receive a re placement chair at no cost, but it take another 10-=12 weeks.
As you can see, just picking the right modern classic furniture for you is not the end of the process. If you choose a retailer that does not care about its customers, you could be waiting months and months to receive your furniture, instead of days or weeks.
At Ezmod, our delivery policy is honest and straight forward. Orders usually ship within 1-3 business days, customer orders may take 6-8 weeks, and on any out of stock items we will notify you immediately. If you do not want to wait for an out of stock item, you can get a refund. We also have a comprehensive and straight forward return policy.
Ezmod does not just provide modern classic furniture; we provide quality service with an eye towards serving every one of our customers’ needs.
Jun 10, 2010 9:51:10 AM
If you are looking to furnish your home or office with sleek and innovative style, then come to EZ Mod-- the home of modern classic furniture. EZ Mod Furniture is the premier Southern California store for the modern classic furniture pieces you love and are looking for. With a commitment to offering quality reproductions of iconic modern furniture pieces from designers such as Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier and Verner Panton, EZ Mod has one of the best selections and some of the best prices of any store specializing in modern furniture.
EZ Mod Furniture prides itself not just on quality products, but affordable prices, as well. After all, what good is an admiration for modern furniture if you can’t afford it for your own home or office? Where other stores offer items such as Le Corbusier’s famous leather and steel-framed sofas for over $1,000, EZ Mod features them for just $819. The beautiful sculpture-meets-practical-function coffee table inspired by Japanese American designer Isamu Noguchi retails for as much as $500 at other stores, but in an effort to bring high-quality, stylish modern furniture into your home or office, EZ Mod Furniture has it priced at just $360.
If you are big on style but small on space, don’t worry. EZ Mod has several space-saving modern classic furniture pieces for you. The molded plastic “S” chairs inspired by the work of leading Danish designer Verner Panton are easy to clean, stackable for storage and are available in either red, white or black to suit your space. Acrylic coffee and end tables, available in either clear or black, feature compartments on either end that are just the perfect size for storing magazines or smaller books. The acrylic end tables are doubly useful as they are also sturdy enough to be used as stools when you have guests over, and both coffee and end tables are suitable for outdoor use as well as indoor. The clean and simple lines of EZ Mod’s modern furniture will help you achieve a stylish, uncluttered look for your home or office.
Just because you have a limited budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. EZ Mod Furniture makes it easy for you to decorate your home or office with affordable, stylish modern classic furniture. If you are looking for great furniture at great prices, visit EZ Mod--the home of modern classic furniture.