Reclining Office Chair - $299.00
Office furniture does not usually come to mind as a potential gift during the holiday season. Not many kids dream of a shiny new conference table under the Christmas tree. Few of them beg for a genuine reception desk so they can “play office”. We wish they did, but that’s probably not going to happen any time soon.
However, some office furniture can make a perfect gift for the boss or for someone with a home office.
Reclining office chairs are popular for those who want to combine an office chair with the ability to recline and nap. They start at just $299.00 and are in stock.
Another excellent gift for the person with a home office (or for those who want or need to be nice to their boss at work) is a roll top desk. We have full-size roll top desks in stock for as low as $1299.00. We have made-in-the-USA deluxe solid oak roll top computer desks in stock for $2799.00.
Of course we have many office chairs, chair mats, office desks, and other office furniture for the practical shopper. Call Modern Office at 1-800-443-5117 and we’ll help you select something for your holiday gift giving.
I was reminded recently of how small details can affect customer satisfaction with an online transaction.
A new customer just placed an online order with Modern Office and was very concerned about what would happen should she need to return her order, particularly because she paid via PayPal. She called us to ask about our refund procedure because she had placed a large order with one of our competitors, was notified that the item was no longer available, but was still waiting for her PayPal refund after two weeks. It turned out that the online retailer immediately transferred her PayPal payment out of their PayPal account when the order was placed, and when the time came to refund the customer’s payment they did not have enough funds in the account. She had to wait for them to process the refund, transfer the funds into their PayPal account, wait for the funds to be verified as available, and then send the money to her. She was still waiting after two weeks.
When a customer places an online order with Modern Office and pays via PayPal we leave the funds in our PayPal account until after the order has shipped. This means that we can immediately refund their PayPal payment with a simple click should an item no longer be available or the customer cancels their order prior to shipment.
This is one of the small but important ways that Modern Office can make your online office furniture order a pleasant transaction.
Free shipping is a nice benefit when you shop online. Free shipping on small items is common, but free shipping on larger items such as reception desks, conference tables, and other office furniture is less common. Modern Office offers free shipping on these large items to addresses within the 48 contiguous states as long as they are served by UPS, FedEx, or regularly scheduled freight carriers.
A few weeks ago I talked with a logistics company representative who wanted to obtain more of our shipping business. I told him that we offer free shipping to our customers and that we often ship orders at a loss due to the high cost of shipping, particularly to residential addresses, distant or remote locations such as Key West, FL or small towns in the deserts or mountains, and crowded urban areas such as Manhattan. Since he has worked with many online office furniture retailers I asked him how other companies offer free shipping to these locations without suffering substantial losses. His answer was, “They just don’t ship there!” He said that if the retailer knows that shipping to a particular address for a particular product will result in a loss they just say the product is not available and reject the order. This allows them to continue advertising low prices with free shipping but not suffer the risk of shipping orders at a loss.
So beware when your order with free shipping is rejected by an online retailer. Ask them for the reason. Check to see if the item is still available. If it’s still available, they may have rejected your order just because of the expense of shipping to you. Let them know that you expect them to ship your order with free shipping as advertised.
WaveFlex Executive Ergonomic Office Chair
Modern Office has introduced yet another office chair based on the design and color trends observed at the recent 2012 NeoCon convention.
The WaveFlex Executive Ergonomic Chair has the look and feel of a high-end office chair, but at a fraction of the price. The bright hues mentioned in our previous blogs are featured in backrest colors such as Red Sorbet, Orange Sherbet, Sky Blue, and Spring Leaf Green.
The WaveFlex office chair features the flexible Elastomere molded backrest material used on our previously introduced GeoFlex Office Chair. Other high-end features include a completely sealed underside with button tab controls instead of long paddles, synchro-tilt back and seat to relieve thigh pressure, angled adjustable arms with extra-soft pads, and heavy high-quality construction. Take a look at our product video to see this office chair in action.
The WaveFlex Executive Ergonomic Office Chairs are in stock. Please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-443-5117 with any of your questions.
Bold contrasting colors for office chairs were evident at the 2012 NeoCon commercial interior convention. These colors sizzled and popped against more subdued backgrounds.
In keeping with that color trend Modern Office is introducing our new GeoFlex Ergonomic Chairs in bold colors such as Orange Sherbet, Red Sorbet, Spring Leaf Green, and Sky Blue in addition to the subtle tones of White Fog, Khaki Gray, and Carbon Black.
The GeoFlex is a unique chair with a frameless flexible elastomer back that conforms to your body. Vertical patterns of perforations in the backrest allow for air circulation and are stylish too. The GeoFlex shows that good design and aesthetics are possible even in an attractively priced office chair.
The GeoFlex Ergonomic Chairs are in stock for immediate shipment. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-443-5117 with any questions you may have.
Modern Office has returned from the NeoCon 2012 convention in Chicago. We’re re-energized with new ideas and perspectives after viewing and experiencing the latest developments in the ever-changing world of office furniture.
We examined many new products including office chairs, desks, and reception furniture that we will add to our online store in the near future. We’re very excited about the function, design, and pricing of these items.
The theme of the convention this year was “Think Big”, and NeoCon was big a usual with 40,000 attendees, over 700 showrooms and exhibitors, and 120 seminars.
Some of the key concepts and trends that were woven throughout many of the exhibits included interactive space, sustainability, personalization of work space, collaboration areas, encouragement of movement, eco-friendliness, and reconfiguration. The color trend was saturated hues in bold contrast with a broad range of grays, exotic woods in organic natural finishes, and gray walnuts.
We will report on how some of these trends relate to the office furniture we offer in future posts.