Why is there Variation in the prices of Mattresses?

Why is there Variation in the prices of Mattresses?

Variation in any product’s cost depends upon certain factors like its quality, quantity, and brand recognition. In case of a mattress, it depends upon the mattress type, its dimensions, composition, and its durability.

Apart from these factors, there are many other factors too that may influence the price of a mattress and may cause a change in the existing price of a mattress.

Mattress Foundations: 

Mattress Foundation is an add-on feature that you need to buy separately if you wish. 

While purchasing a mattress, some mattress manufacturers provide you a combo deal that comprises of a mattress foundation and a mattress. Since the mattress is coming with an additional foundation so there is an extra cost attached to it.

This add-on further adds to the total cost of the mattress causing it to increase. This cost varies from brand to brand.


Some mattress manufacturers provide free of cost delivery options while others impose an extra delivery charge on the mattress delivery. The delivery charges vary from area to area. They hike up in case of remote areas.

These shipping charges add to the total cost of the mattress enhancing its total value.

Mattress Removal Charges: 

In order to dispose of your old mattress and replacing it with a new one, you need to contact your mattress manufacturer.

The mattress manufacturers charge extra cost for the removal of the old mattress, which may also lead to an increase in the price.

Mattress Returns/ Exchanges: 

Everyone must be aware of the mattress trial period but not many know that it is tricky business too.

Most mattress companies allow their customers to return the mattress within a period of 30 to 90 days from purchase in return for a refund or exchange whatever is applicable. However, these returns or exchanges come with hidden shipping and handling charges that are included within those fine lines of the return policy which not many care to read.

These shipping and handling charges further increase the total amount spent on the mattress purchase. Also in case of exchanges, if a customer opts for a different mattress then the price difference becomes applicable.


Buying a mattress is not an easy task but is an important one. Before buying a mattress, it is important to do proper research work and know about all the additional knowledge that is required to be known. 

Buying a mattress is a commitment, do it carefully and never regret it!