I'd had a futon sofabed for about 7 months and had found that a part of it had broken based on a design flaw. The metal frame had been sliced through by another part of the frame which progressively got worse as the bed was used, I contacted Sleep Solutions UK who have a warranty policy for such things. Below is an abridged version (unless stated to be a direct quote) of the email exchange between us:
(Me) Mar 13 2013: Bed frame is broken, no fault of my own, can we get a replacement sent out?
(Sleep Solutions UK) Mar 13 2013: Yes, you provided photographs and we are able to send you a replacement, could you please package the item in preparation for collection and let us know when that's done?
I then had to find a 6 foot cardboard box to put the broken bit of frame in, this isn't an easy thing to do,
(Me) Mar 25 2013: Finally found a box! What needs to be done now?
(Sleep Solutions UK) Mar 25 2013: The next available day we have for an exchange is Wednesday 27th, is this suitable for you?
(Me) Mar 26 2013: I'm afraid I can't do Wednesday, can I ask, is this an actual exchange in that they'll take the old piece and give me a replacement or will I be sofa-less for a while?
(Sleep Solutions UK) Mar 26 2013: (Quoted) "We can confirm it is a complete exchange", is Thursday suitable?
(Me) Mar 26 2013: Thursday is fine
(Sleep Solutions UK) Mar 27 2013: (Quoted) "Please dispose of the back rest of the frame once you have received the replacement."
(Me) Mar 27 2013: (Quoted) "Er...now I'm confused...isn't this supposed to be an exchange? As in, I give you a crap one and in exchange receive one that isn't?"
(Sleep Solutions UK) Mar 27 2013: (Quoted) "We will now only be sending out a replacement as agreed for Tuesday. As the back rest of the frame you have is damaged, you can dispose of this. We apologise for any confusion."
Well, thanks for letting me know...So now I'm left with a useless, 6ft piece of broken metal, not only that, my effort to find a box to package it in were a complete waste of time. Furthermore, he's told me Tuesday in the email above despite the fact we agreed Thursday.
(Me) Mar 27 2013: ...Tuesday? Or Thursday? It is kind of confusing when at the last moment every detail is changed.
(Sleep Solutions UK) Mar 27 2013: Apologies for the miscommunication, the piece will arrive on Thursday.
The piece DIDN'T arrive on Thursday, despite someone being home at all times to receive it. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I waited until Tuesday in case he had actually mistakenly booked the courier for then. No card was left and it was up to me chase it up. I told them the piece hadn't been delivered and I received it on the 4th.
Although the speed of their communication was very good, the content couldn't match up and I was left with the overwhelming impression that Sleep Solutions UK needs to get it's act together a bit, the product I bought was relatively low-end, but it shouldn't have broken through normal use in 7 months and the way Support would say one thing and take it back or get confused didn't help matters. Despite this, I would hope it's a one-off and would still recommend Sleep Solutions UK as a reputable bed dealership with a user-friendly web interface and reasonable prices.
I ordered a super king memory foam mattress and was very happy with the service and quality of the product given it being such a good price. We paid for a Saturday delivery which was a fair bit more money but we saved on the cost of the mattress compared to buying elsewhere so didn't mind. I ordered it on a Wednesday and had it by first thing Saturday morning, and so far I have had 2 very good night's sleep on it!
I cant fault the firm at all, I ordered a headboard one morning and it was delivered the next morning and that was with just the standard delivery paid, fantastic service really. The head board was just what I had ordered nothing more nothing less. I would certainly do business with them again and to be honest I only came across them by doing a google search.
I would recommend them.
Please consider carefully your interpretation of 'minor imperfections' before purchasing the futon bunk bed.
I expected perhaps a few scratches, maybe a dent or two, things which you know are there but others have to look to find because they are as stated in the description - 'minor'.
I didn't expect a long area on the bed frame which is rusting underneath the paint making it bubble up and peel away. I didn't expect dozens of paint peeling areas, rust marks and pitting. I didn't expect the packaging to be full of thick brown rust dust or rust pieces to fall from the tubular frame and stain my carpet.
When you complain they say it is as described and you must pay to return it.
As another reviewer has said the delivery date is pointless. Why bother letting you choose a date if it might not be delivered that day? Also as the other reviewer said, they claim to have attempted delivery and claim no one was in. There were 4 adults and 4 excited children (waiting for their bunk bed) in the house all day, we have an alarm system that alerts us to anyone approaching the house, there is not way we missed anyone calling, they also had our home and mobile phone numbers why not ring? They left no 'sorry me missed you card' as most other companies do.
Utterly disappointed with this product and service. They have lost a customer and even customers because my family were interested in some of the other items for sale but we would never buy from this company again.
The futon sofa bed I ordered was received with no fitting instructions. We had to put it together 3 different ways before we got it correct. I was aware that the frames were slight second and that there would be some marks and scratches. However the mattress is only half filled with what I can only call LUMPY UNCOMFORTABLE FOAM FLAKES which look like they are past useable. I will have to either purchase a new mattress or some new filler to make this bed even usable. This is for my sons small bedroom and fits perfectly to give extra space but it is too uncomfortable for him to sleep on at the moment so he has been sleeping on our lounge sofa. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE
havent used it as a bed yet, but as a sofa it looks good-a bit hard to sit on though- we bought it as a sofa for the kids playroom to convert to a bed for sleepovers and for that purpose it seems ideal- v good for the price.Definately not ideal if you are looking for an everyday sofa.
I ordered a bed for my daughter, the next day I got a barrage of emails telling me the order had been cancelled due to the card I had used. I contacted my bank who said that there was no reason for the transaction to be cancelled. It then took four days for the money to be returned to my account! Still haven't received an adequate reason or apology for why my order was cancelled!
Had to procure a futon mattress ASAP as we where expecting a visitor at short notice. Sleep Solutions UK had a great range of mattress and good prices and fab delivery times. Really recommend them when your in a pinch and need it quick.
Order came the day after ordering, and was exactly as described, if not better (due to ordering a factory second). Instructions were poor and required some imagination but product is good when assembled.
I have listed below the line our exchanges of communication in chronological order. You asked me to let you know if I had any suggestions for improvement to your service. I did so, and yet you have not replied.
Is it your intention to back up your claims of good customer service by contacting the courier to ask exactly what the mysterious problem was in accessing my property? I can think of a reason why you would not want to, but I cannot think of a good reason why you would not want to if good customer service means anything to you. Further, your own company will ultimately benefit if your courier understands that you will not routinely accept an excuse (In this case, I am certain a lie) that access was not possible.
I look forward to your reply.
ME - NEVER AGAIN!
Do not use this company unless you want to waste all day looking out the window for the customary promised delivery which never arrives. In short, this company does not do its own deliveries and therefore despite all its impressive website claims (it was its promised speed of delivery which won them my order) it has absolutely no control over when your delivery will arrive, and very little interest either, as was amply demonstrated in my case.
Check out their website http://store.sleepsolutionsuk.com/ Laughingly, you will immediately see two large crates marked, "Next day delivery". That'll be the day, or rather, it won't!
I ordered a mattress for a flat I own and then specifically contacted the company by e-mail to confirm the delivery date making it clear that I was making a round trip of over a hundred miles to receive it. I was given a specific date, viz. 16th August. I made the 50 plus mile early morning journey by train at a cost of £16 followed by a 20 minute walk to my flat to receive the delivery.
Probably everyone reading this will have had a similar frustrating and anger inducing experience of what followed next. As time went on and the delivery did not arrive I telephoned Sleep Solutions to seek an assurance that it was coming. I subsequently received an e-mail from them saying, "Thank you for your phone call earlier. As discussed we can confirm that delivery is taking place today for an afternoon slot (12:00-18:00)."
After 6pm and with no delivery, I telephoned Sleep Solutions. Needless to say, they were closed. I had to travel the 50 plus miles home but also to return on the early train the next day, 17th August, in case the delivery came. I contacted Sleep Solutions again and experienced the ultimate insult to my intelligence in that either Sleep Solutions or their courier did what people often do when they have messed you about - they lie through their teeth!
I received an e-mail from Sleep Solutions saying, " We apologise for the inconvenience caused, the couriers were unable to deliver your item due to no access to the property."
Road conditions and weather had been perfect; I had sat at the window all of the previous day looking out for the delivery and yet, mysteriously the courier had not been able to get access, supposedly. Also, Sleep Solutions and the courier appeared to forget that they had my mobile number and could have contacted me about this mysterious access problem. They also appeared to forget that they had my land line number and could have contacted me about this mysterious access problem. They also appeared to forget that they had my e-mail address and could have contacted me about this mysterious access problem. And, of course, when all these complicated methods of communication failed, they appeared to forget that they could have rung my door bell!
There was no explanation as to what the mysterious access problem was because, of course, the reality was that there was absolutely no access problem. For whatever the reason it did not suit the courier to deliver on that day and they didn't even have the basic decency to give me a 'phone call. And, Sleep Solutions were not interested in trying to help.
I will be contacting Sleep Solutions to ask for reimbursement of one of my £16 rail fares and for reimbursement of the premium I paid to have a quick delivery - now that is a laugh!
I will let you know how I get on if Sleep Solutions allow me back onto this website. Me, and me only will tell you if I get satisfaction. If you read a post from Sleep Solutions making out that all is well then do not believe it unless I have been allowed onto the website to endorse it!
REPLY FROM SLEEP SOLUTIONS UK
We use 3rd Party Couriers like every other online retailer out there. And as we and every other retailer who use 3rd Party Couriers, we cannot control the deliveries 100%, nor can we guarantee delivery dates and times (not even the couriers will guarantee us this, its in their Terms & Conditions).
Delays can occur and consumers are very understanding of this as we live in an imperfect world. You paid £5 for this delivery, we paid £17 for the delivery so we have lost out more by trying to provide all consumers with a much more dedicated service and a good price.
All the information given to you by customer service advisor's were 100% true to their knowledge. When notified about issues, our team does their best to help out customers. Unlike most companies, we do not fob customers off when there is a delivery issue. We help the customer with the couriers to ensure the goods get delivered in a timely manner. No one has lied to you, the advisor simply stated to you what the couriers told them which was there was no access to the property.
Our delivery page clearly indicates that delays can occur and customers should be aware that if a delay may occur, to allow up to 2-3 working days from dispatch of goods. http://store.sleepsolutionsuk.com/delivery-information-4-w.asp This is especially clear for orders placed for Scotland postcodes. Your order was placed on the 14/08/11 (Sunday), dispatched 15/08/11 (Monday). As we are based in Bristol, England, deliveries to Scotland will take up to 5 working days, however, you wanted the order in 16/08/11 (Tuesday).
We are surprised that the couriers were so efficient that they managed to get the order to your area in 1 night (http://xdp.co.uk/track.php?c=WFA744219983). So they get 5 stars from us. However, as stated, the delivery did not occur on Tuesday as there was no access to the property. This was taken from the couriers website. http://xsys.xdp.co.uk/templates/images/podscans/16-08-2011/WFA744219983-13236763.jpg
As you see, the customer service advisor's helped you in what they could with your concern. As no reply was received after their contact with yourself, they assumed all was well and you were happy. The couriers successfully delivered the goods in a timely manner in accordance to our deliver information. And we not heard back from you in over a month.
We take pride in the services we offer. We do provide excellent customer service and extremely fast deliveries (if the customer is in of course) but nothing is perfect so if you do have any suggestions for improvement, please let us know here or via email.
Thanks again for your review on Trust Pilot.
Thank you for your reply. I appreciate you taking the time to reply and I would like to be conciliatory, but a number of points arise.
1. ALL online retailers do not use third party couriers. You are therefore incorrect in what you say.
2. You say, “Delays can occur and consumers are very understanding of this as we live in an imperfect world.” I suspect you live in not an imperfect world, but in a parallel world. You show me a consumer who has been told ON THE DAY that their delivery will arrive ON THAT DAY and who finishes up not only NOT getting their delivery but, most importantly, not even being shown the basic decency of being contacted by any of four different methods (mobile, land line, e-mail, door bell) to tell them that it is not being delivered and I will show you a first!
3. You said you paid £17 for delivery. I would have paid £17 for delivery if it meant actually getting a delivery when stated.
4. You say that you do not fob customers off. With respect, that is a matter of opinion. You had telephone access to your courier. Your courier had telephone access to its driver. You made no effort to make any real enquiry.
5. You say that you did not lie to us. You will recall that I said either Sleep Solutions or the courier lied. If you did not, then it seems obvious that the courier lied to you. There were NO access difficulties to my property on the day in question!
6. You say that you were surprised that the couriers managed to get the delivery to our area in one night. I don’t know if you appreciate the contradiction in what you are saying. You gave us a delivery date at a point when you clearly by your own indication you believed that it could not be met.
7. You sent me a web link which showed me a photograph of a parcel addressed to our flat and on which someone had hand written, “No access”. Were I of a lower moral standard it may have been something that I would have thought to write on a parcel which I either couldn't be bothered delivering on a specific day, or if I didn’t have the time to deliver it. Even then, I don’t think I could have sunk to an even lower moral standard whereby I consciously left someone hanging on hopelessly waiting for a delivery when I could have made a twenty second ‘phone call and informed them that it was not coming. You may have a point that consumers can be tolerant of delays and, in extreme cases, failed deliveries. Let me assure you, however, that you will not find a single consumer who is tolerant of couriers who just do not give a jot if people are left hanging on waiting for a delivery which is not coming.
8. You say your courier gets 5 stars from you. I think that says more about the standards of your own company than I possibly could.
9. You say the couriers delivered the goods in a timely manner. The couriers delivered the goods a day late, and a day after you had confirmed that it would be delivered even with a specific time slot. In case you have forgotten, this is what you wrote on the day that delivery should have taken place, "Thank you for your phone call earlier. As discussed we can confirm that delivery is taking place today for an afternoon slot (12:00-18:00)." It reads pretty clear from where I am sitting!
10. You ask me if I have suggestions for improvement and I most certainly have. For me, and I am sure for any other consumers reading this, this is the most important point. There were NO access difficulties to my property on the scheduled day for delivery. My wife was sitting at the window looking out for the delivery. She was constantly ready to get any callers off both her mobile and her land line in order to keep them clear in case a call came in about the delivery. And so, what you could do for the benefit of your future customers is, instead of giving your couriers 5 stars for service, you could give them a clear indication that you are not going to be taken for mugs by couriers who scrawl “No access” on a box when it doesn’t suit them to deliver it. And, you could do this by asking them what exactly was this mysterious access problem which only their driver could see. Short of a temporary bout of hallucination on the part of the driver, I cannot think what their answer is going to be. Further, whatever great access problem they encountered, it wasn't significant enough for them to warn their driver about the following day. He delivered without any difficulty and, when asked, said he knew nothing about an attempted delivery the day before.
You may also ask your 5 star courier why it was beyond the wit of their driver to ‘phone a mobile, our land line, your landline, or even, and I accept that this last one would have taken a bit of thought, to perhaps even ring our door bell! I think any potential future customers reading this will be intrigued to hear the answers to these puzzles and I most certainly look forward to reading your response!
11. Incidentally, you would note that I had intended writing to you asking for the return of our ‘speedy delivery’ premium and indeed for reimbursement for my wife’s rail fare. You need not worry about that; I shan’t be doing that. It is evident that we are light years apart in what we respectively deem to be good customer service. Many retailers, you included, talk a good game about good customer service. Very few actually understand what it means, far less practice it.
I still hope that is your intention to contact the carrier to ask what the mysterious access problem to my flat was. Clearly, the longer you leave it the more opportunity you give the carrier to say that they no longer have the records, or the driver has left the company, etc. etc. I think everyone who has followed this complaint (including I would think Trust Pilot) will be intrigued to learn what this mysterious access problem was.
You did invite me to contact you with suggestions and therefore I very much look forward to your reply.
I am full of praise for Sleep Solutions. The three e-mails I sent with queries were replied to promptly and were extremely helpful
The Visco 4000 Platinium Mattress is so comfortable
, I am reluctant to get up in the morning. Bed clothes remain in position, it must be controlling my tossing and turning.
I was disappointed that the delivery company would not take the packages upstairs. I was alone in the house when they delivered and could not begin to assemble the sofabed until I was able to get someone to help me take the boxes upstairs.
The tools supplied to assemble the bed were ok, but it would be much easier if they were slightly more sturdy. The support leg seems pointless as it does not touch the floor and bends like rubber. Also the construction of the bed takes a couple of hours (mainly due to the poor tools).
I spoke to a lady on the online chat as I wasn't sure what mattresses to get my sons and I found the advice very helpful. I ordered the mattresses, they arrived very quickly and my boys love them. The quality is excellent for the price. Can't fault at all.
Happy with the sofa and the excellent price, but disappointed with the delivery service.
Delivery company went to the wrong address on the day it was meant to arrive, but didn't call me to find out why no-one was home - I had to call them to find out what had happened. Had to book the next day off work at very short notice for the re-delivery. Again, no sofa or communication from the delivery company all day...in the end, after a lot of chasing, the sofa arrived at 6pm - so 2 days' holiday wasted sitting at home!
Probably wouldn't order from here again as it was a lot of hassle.
The cheapest mattress with very good quality in UK
If you are looking for a cheap 4" mattress topper then you need look no further than here. The quality is not equal to the top-of-the-range product - but then neither is the price. The title says it all. Value for money - definitely. Recommended - certainly.
no problems at all with ordering or delivery, we already had a frame from my daughters student days and now our labrador can share it with any one, obviously it has an extra throw for
I am very pleased with the service I received from Sleep Solutions. The headboard is super quality and better than expected! The delivery was very quick too. I would recomend Sleep Solutions to my friends and familyt and I know that if I need anything in the future, I would come here first!! Thanks alot :)
Have been looking for a mattress for a while, went online saw good reviews so spoke to their customer advisor, really helpfull. I got the memory foam with coil mattress and really happy with it, other companies charge double for similar product.. will be making future purchases with this company can recommend.
I ordered this as additional seating and occasional bed for my drunk friends in a small one bed flat to crash out on. Its very comfortable, easy to assemble and was delivered quickly with no hassle.
Hello, I just want to tell you after buying four mattress toppers from you, the quality is amazing. None of that cheap foam from this company, all top quality memory foam. I can tell you now, I will be purchasing more products from their range, which I must say is considerable. Delivery is extremely quick, so no waiting for weeks. The mattress toppers have transformed our beds. You can't say better than that. All in all, a lot of other company's should take a leaf from their book, these people really know how to treat their customers and coupled with the quality, they are top notch.
What a comfy mattress, I sleep so much better and have trouble waking in the morning. I do find I get very hot but hopefully that will improve. (will save money on the heating in the winter !! ) Would recommend it to friends
Although I was pleased with the sofa bed I was disappointed with the delivery. They were supposed to deliver between 9am and 6pm and I waited in all day. The sofa bed didn't come until the following day at 7.30am. I had to help the driver as I am in and upstairs flat. He did say he would leave it in the lobby of the building until the afternoon but I wasn't going to stay in for another full day. George King.
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