Tag: <span>latex mattress</span>

02 Aug

Fitting a Bed in a Box – 2007 UPS Case Study

UPS delivers FloBeds to your horme
dave shows flobed latex mattress components bed in a box on time

case study

Fitting a Bed in a Box – 2007 UPS Case Study

Customer Challenge:

In these days of hectic work and exhaustive family life, a good night’s sleep represents a sweet escape. Having a comfortable mattress makes that time even more enjoyable. But defining comfortable is a very personal thing. FloBeds has found a way to customize and tailor each mattress to the individual demands of each customer while pioneering a way to use UPS to ensure top-notch customer service.

“Originally we allowed our customers to configure the ‘Bed of Your Dreams’ online, but we would build the mattresses here,” said owner and inventor Dave Turner.   A latex mattress that was built to order for the specific requirements of each sleeper was shipped within days. “We started out using freight truck lines. But, freight cost became expensive and there was never a definite delivery date to share with our customers.”

The final straw: A customer in Ohio called to report the freight line wouldn’t deliver the bed to her home because of her narrow street.

Solution:

Now, UPS delivers FloBeds right to the customer’s door. Yes, UPS delivers the mattress … and a box spring, too.

FloBeds designed a mattress system that could be shipped using UPS. Each system consists of covers, padding, four customizable comfort layers and a foundation. “Using solid wood sides and struts, we created a foundation that could ship UPS and yet only require an eight wing-nut assembly. Now every order ships on time and is trackable.”

When a customer visits FloBeds.com, they complete a step-by-step process of selecting the ideal components for each bed and if they wish, even customizing the firmness of each side.

 FloBeds.com Home UPS

Once the order is complete, FloBeds uses UPS Worldship to handle all the shipping functions and generate shipping labels. Normally, each bed ships in five packages.

Thanks to UPS’s Quantum View Manage, FloBeds can provide each customer with the location of in-transit packages or specify exactly when the packages will arrive. By providing the tracking details to customers via the Internet as well as telephone, FloBeds is able to reduce service calls.

Flobeds customers can conveniently switch out the parts to adjust firmness, using UPS Return Service.  Each shipment includes a return label, they just pack it and call for pick-up or drop it off at one of 5,000 UPS drop-off locations.

Adds Dave, “Our business has grown leaps and bounds since we converted to UPS and in the process, UPS made our shipping, even internationally, a breeze. We are able to provide our customers with superior quality mattresses without tacking on top-dollar shipping cost.”

And that’s something that will help you sleep at night.

 FloBeds.com Home

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UPS Public Relations

05 Aug

Mendocino Coast Inns and B&Bs with FloBeds

Winter Solstice
bed & breakfast inns Fort Bragg and on the mendocino coast

Putting the “Bed” inn Bed & Breakfast

The Alegria Inn

Alegria InnA popular ocean front inn with cottages, Alegria is located in the beautiful town of Mendocino, California. The Alegria Inn has not 1, not 2, but 3 FloBeds for guests to enjoy! Our mattresses can be found in the Pacific Suite, Cove Cottage, and the Tree House rooms.
So what are you waiting for? Come up to the Mendocino coast and stay at the Alegria Inn for a relaxing vacation on a FloBed.

Alegria Inn Bed and Breakfast
Pacific Suite with FloBed Latex Mattress Pacific Suite (Photo Credits Alegria Inn website)
Whether you are exploring the garden or unwinding in the hot tube with an ocean view, you are sure to experience a relaxing vacation. On the Alegria Inn Facebook customer Edu Montenegro Susperreguygave the inn 5 stars. He said, “We had such a great time there 2 weekends ago. We stayed in the best room, the cove cottage. It felt as if we were all alone in paradise, but with a wonderful breakfast waiting for us every morning, cookies every afternoon, hot tub in the evening, and a ready made fire at night. We cant wait to go back.”

Harbor Lite Lodge

Harbor Lite Lodge
Sitting atop Noyo Harbor, the Harbor Lite Lodge boasts location and views.
Choose from 14 rooms with FloBeds!
Here on the Mendocino Coast, the Harbor Lite offers you the comforts of home. From fresh pancake, biscuits and gravy breakfast to /FloBeds and private balconies, you will enjoy your rest.
harbor lite in

Andiron Seaside Inn and Cabins on the Mendociono Coast with FloBeds Andiron Inn Little River

We are 11 one and two room cabins perfectly situated on five acres of meadow and woods on Highway 1 in Little River. Minutes away fromeverything– beaches, wineries, diving, hikes, Mendocino, breweries, good food – but quiet, relaxing, and fun, our housekeeping cabins and rooms are each entirely unique and reflect our love of everything vintage, salvaged, rehabbed, and recycled. Add super-comfy beds, a sweet hot tub, and weekend happy hours, and you’ve got a mighty fine getaway. Plus, we think your pets are swell, so bring ’em along.

Andiron Seaside Inn and Cabins on Mendocino Coast with FloBed
Cabin 11 Curious (photo credits Andrion Inn website)CURIOUS features all sorts of ways to indulge your curiosity about the world around us. We’ve put a couple old telescopes and guides to the night sky, fantastic-old-but-working binoculars, field guides to local flora and fauna, science kits, and Audubon prints and a bird whistle. We’ve filled our forties-era maple cabinet with smarty-pants games and an eclectic mix of books and activities. Finally, there’s also a sweet mural of the moon and stars. Magical!
CURIOUS has a king FloBed, kitchenette, fireplace, bathroom, deck. CURIOUS adjoins CURIOUS-ER. The two cabins can be rented together or separately.

Pacific Blue Vacation Rentals

Pacific Blue ViewPacific Blue InsideFloBeds Natural Latex MattressAll three of these units have Natural Deluxe FloBeds installed since November 2017
Choose from 3 units in the Noyo River Harbor.

The formula is simple- you take a beautiful vacation on the Mendocino Coast, plus a FloBed, and get ultimate relaxation! Below is a list of Inns and Bed and Breakfasts that have FloBeds.So buy a plane ticket or jump in your car, because you are not going to want to miss out.
~Alegria Inn Mendocino, Ca
~Andiron Inn Little River, Ca
~Harbor Lite Lodge Fort Bragg, CA

How a FloBed Will Improve the Quality of Your Vacation
By choosing to stay on a FloBed at one of these locations you will get to experience our luxurious mattress made out of high quality and non-toxic materials. Our all natural Talalay latex mattresses are wrapped in organic cotton quilted to organic wool. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven.
02 Aug

Goldilocks Was Right

Newsweek was right - this bed is JUST RIGHT

Newsweek Magazine

Needless to say, we are very proud of the June 17th edition!

June 17, 2002 Newsweek    TipSheet

GOLDILOCKS WAS RIGHT

Sooner or later, we all have to buy a new mattress. The choices are confusing: pillow top or cushion firm, springs or foam? Being a discriminating shopper means climbing into the sack in the middle of a crowded store while pushy salespeople hover. You make a choice after that brief encounter, and you have to sleep with it for years. At least there’s been one comfortingly simple rule: the firmer the mattress, the better for your back.
OR MAYBE NOT. While this axiom is widely held, it turns out there isn’t scientific evidence to back it up. The conventional wisdom on firmness derives from the days when a good bed was a luxury. “Physicians used to advise people to put a board under the mattress to keep it from sagging,” says Dr. Richard Deyo, a back-pain expert at the University of Washington. In fact, experts say the ideal bunk is not a hard one or a soft one—but a comfy one. It turns out Goldilocks was correct not to sleep in either the Papa Bear’s or Mama Bear’s bed.
So how can you improve your chances of finding that bliss? Americans typically buy a new bed every 10 years. But don’t go by the numbers—listen to your body. Do you wake up stiff, sore or unrested? If you ache in the morning—not just after holding yourself upright all day—your bed may be at fault. An uncomfortable mattress can also keep you active during the night, leaving you weary during the day.
Goldlocks wanted it just right How can you ensure that your new mattress is better than your old one? Begin by abandoning the firmness doctrine. The ideal mattress yields to your contours. But not too much. Side and stomach sleepers tend to need more give than back sleepers. And a woman’s hips will need to sink deeper than a man’s.
When you shop, try lying on your back without a pillow for at least five minutes. The mattress should stay in contact with your body, so that your hand fits snugly into the small of your back. Switch to your side and make sure you don’t notice pressure on your hips or shoulders. None of this is a
guarantee. That’s why you should buy with the option to return or exchange—sleep shops like 1-800-MATTRESS and Mattress Discounters (1-800-BUY-A-BED) allow exchanges within 30 or 60 days.

Better yet, find a mattress you can adjust to the point of perfection. Flobeds (flobeds.com or 1-800-FLOBEDS) sells stackable latex panels that range from soft to superfirm. Stack two panels of different firmness for a truly customized sleep. And because each side of the mattress has separate panels, your partner can sleep on marble while you float on marshmallows.

Sweet dreams.
-T.E.

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