Our main shareholder, Matt Bowers, as well as having 4 kids under 10, and working with people with special needs, started his own business Sofa Sure, based in Whaley Bridge, selling sofas and beds. From there he focussed his time on beds and mattresses and Bedsure was born. Unfortunately, due to an American company owning the copyright for the name Bedsure, he was not able to use it online and after much deliberation with his new partners, the name Stratoria (the Latin word for Beds) was chosen to launch the website.
The other two shareholders in the business have many years experience across event management, IT/E-commerce, range planning, buying and home retail.
Within a couple of days of the launch, with views, likes and shares pouring onto the Stratoria Facebook page, we had our first order which we were able to deliver within 4 days – our target is 7-10 working days.
Working very closely with a small number of key suppliers, we are able to keep our range up to date, on trend, manage our stock efficiently but most importantly we are able to keep our costs down, which we can then pass on to our customers.
Unlike many retailers who inflate the prices of their products, we keep our prices as low as possible every day, which means you get the best deals. There may still be times when we lower our prices a little, to pass on those special deals, but for most of the time, we offer everyday low prices.
Our personal delivery service means you can chose an option that suits you. We use our own van to deliver within a 50 mile radius of our office, in fact, Matt himself may well deliver to your home. You can chose from standard delivery to room of your choice (some other retailers only offer a front door service), all the way up to assembling your brand new bed and taking your scruffy old one away.
If you are over the 50 mile mark, don’t worry, we can still deliver to your home. Simply give us a call to discuss what delivery options are available – we will always do our best to give you the service you want.