How Safe is it to Buy Kitchen Cabinets Online? Buying kitchen cabinets online is a great way for homeowners to choose from large varieties of cabinetry while getting prices that won't break the bank. Unfortunately, as with many online transactions, people have to worry about whether or not they're purchasing their cabinets from a reputable company that will take care of their financial information. Sadly, there are far too many scams and deceitful "companies" out there for people to just go around clicking â€œpurchaseâ€? on everything that catches their eye. Luckily, when it comes time to buy kitchen cabinets online, there are a few ways of ensuring that it's done safely. Physical Locations One of the many reasons that people end up unhappy after online purchases, regardless of the product, is that they bought from a supposed company that, in reality, didn't exist. It's easy to make a website, and with a few dollars or a little web coding technology, these websites can even be made to look highly professional. This makes it imperative to find a physical address, preferably on the company's actual website, to actually verify that a business exists there. This could mean heading towards Google Maps or contacting local Small Business Administration offices. If a company has an actual physical location, a person can usually feel comfortable that it's not a scam being run out of someone's basement. Association Memberships Though ensuring that a company has an actual physical location can go a long way towards solidifying your trust, a homeowner can ensure their own safety even more by finding out if the company is a member of any professional associations. In the case of buying kitchen cabinets, it's a good idea to figure out if the company holds membership in the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) or National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It's not enough, however, to simply believe a website that says that they're members of these associations. It's important to visit the association's website or contact them directly to verify membership. Ability to Contact Company Hopefully, people will realize that a scam artist could create a website, name it after an actual reputable company, and then provide that company's address with the scammer's phone number on the site. This will lead many to believe that they're dealing with a
company with an actual business location. This is why it's important for a person to do a bit of research online, make sure they have the right phone number for the actual company, and contact them to ensure that they're directly dealing with that company's website. These few steps can verify that a specific, reputable company is being dealt with. We at RTA Cabinet Store know that it can be unnerving to trust online retailers. Our physical location, association memberships, and customer contact numbers are all meant to keep your mind at ease. When buying kitchen cabinets, visit us at http://www.rtacabinetstore.com/kitchen-cabinets-online to know you're doing it safely.
Published on Apr 19, 2013