Depending upon a consumer's budget and needs, buying furniture is often a major investment. Outfitting a bedroom in your home may cost thousands of dollars. To help cut expenses you may want to compare and contrast furniture manufacturing companies to identify the best deal. There are a variety of resources available to those who seek this information out.
"Consumer Reports" is one of the United States' most well known magazines. There is also an online version. Both are administered by the Consumer Union, an organization calling itself an "expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers." The group does not take ads. Consumers who subscribe to the service are able to access in-depth reviews and ratings of furniture manufacturing companies. In addition to the periodical and website, the Consumer Union publishes an annual report, a comprehensive list of ratings and review of a variety of consumer products, including furniture.
Better Business Bureau
American consumers may determine how reputable a local furniture manufacturing company is through the Better Business Bureau. The bureau is a consumer protection agency with a comprehensive set of standards, known as the BBB Standards of Trust, in which businesses are evaluated. Regional offices of this national organization can be found across the country. Ratings and reports on companies are available on the group's website.
Leather Furniture Shoppe
Leather Furniture Shoppe is a website specializing in rating leather furniture manufacturing companies in the United States. Boasting more than 30 years of experience, the Internet resource both sells furniture and aims to be as "objective as possible" when ranking furniture manufacturing companies based upon their quality, upholstery detail, warranty and price value. The Houston, Texas-based organization also provides consumers with a glossary of terms specific to the leather furniture industry.
Review Centre is a United Kingdom-based website providing consumers with ratings and reviews of furniture manufacturing companies. Unlike Consumer Reports which maintains a staff of professional reviewers, Review Centre allows consumers to weigh in on which products are best based upon personal experience. Those who wish to write a review must simply create a profile. They are then able to rate a furniture manufacturing company, giving it up to six stars. In addition, they may write a brief summary to describe the service they received.