You picked out the perfect furniture, received a delivery date, and sold your old furniture in anticipation of its arrival. Then, the unthinkable happens — your furniture delivery is delayed, possibly multiple times. Now, you’ve found yourself with a half-furnished home, and your new pieces are weeks or months away from being delivered!
Furniture shipping delays happen for many reasons like limited cargo space, production delays, and unexpected events. These factors are out of your control, and it’s easy to feel helpless. Thankfully, you don’t have to just sit around and wait for your furniture to finally arrive. Here’s what you can do when your furniture is significantly delayed.
Ask for Compensation
Depending on the retailer you ordered from and how overdue your furniture is, you may be able to get compensation for delayed furniture delivery. Reach out to the company’s customer service team either by phone or email and ask about receiving some sort of compensation for the inconvenience. As with most things in life, it never hurts to ask! The compensation might come in the form of free shipping, store credit, or a partial refund. If you receive a partial refund, you can use it to furnish your space temporarily until your order comes.
Consider Canceling Your Order
Sometimes furniture delivery delays lead to the delivery date being pushed back again and again, and you’re unsure when you’ll receive your order.
After a certain amount of time, the waiting game and constant follow-up on your order can get tiresome. You might want to consider completely canceling your order. With a full refund in hand, you can start looking for in-stock furniture. Try to find local furniture stores with same-day delivery or pickup, so you know you don’t have to worry about your order being pushed back by months. CORT Furniture Outlet is an excellent choice for get-it-today furniture. You can shop everything from sectionals to patio furniture, all in stock and ready for you to pick up.
Avoid Fast Furniture
While it’s tempting to reach for cheap furniture options in the meantime, avoid ordering inexpensive furniture online or from your nearby chain big-box retailers. While fast furniture is convenient — apart from the tiresome self-assembly process — it comes with long-term problems. Lower material and production quality mean that these relatively inexpensive options won’t hold up for the long term. Instead, today’s furniture will find itself in tomorrow’s landfill — and you’ll be shelling out cash replacing subpar furniture items year after year.
Therefore, for the sake of your wallet and the environment, consider holding off on replacing your back ordered items with fast furniture.
Rent Furniture in the Meantime
Maybe you’re absolutely in love with the furniture you ordered and aren’t willing to part ways with it, no matter how late the delivery delay — and you’re not interested in becoming part of the fast furniture story. That doesn’t mean you have to go without furniture in the meantime, though.
Furniture rental is the perfect temporary solution while waiting for your delayed items to arrive. When you order from CORT Furniture Rental, you get the flexibility you need with the ever-changing delivery date of your delayed furniture. Order the pieces you want online or visit your local CORT Furniture Rental store, select a lease term that works for you (with the option to extend month-to-month at the end), and enjoy fast delivery. When your furniture rental is over, we’ll also handle the pickup.
Get Started With CORT Furniture Rental Today
Waiting for furniture you desperately want can be extremely frustrating. Sometimes taking action while you wait can ease the pain. With CORT Furniture Rental, you can rent what you need for as long — or as short — as you need it. Find quality furniture that will work in your space while waiting for your forever piece. With 3D Shopping on CORT, you can envision what your furniture rental selections will look like in your space. Give it a try today, and stop waiting to love the space you’re in.