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Office Furniture Buyers Guide

Important Shopping Information: Questions to ask before buying office furniture that can save you money in the long run.

Modern Office has been selling office furniture for over 30 years. In that time we have noticed there is information that is easy to overlook when deciding where to purchase office furniture. It can be tempting to look at price alone when making comparisons between office furniture retailers, but there are many factors that should be considered. In fact, many retailers probably hope their customers don’t consider these other factors when ordering. The information provided in the short articles below is also helpful for making major purchases on products other than office furniture. We've categorized these articles into larger topics for your consideration.


Get general tips about shopping for office furniture and accepting delivery of office furniture.

What is the office furniture retailer’s return policy and why is it important? I know what I want to purchase, so why should I be concerned? Read full article... or Video

How can I trust a particular online retailer? I'm always suspicious of ordering with online companies. Read full article... or Video

How long has the retailer been in business? Are they financially stable? Read full article... or Video

When will I be charged for my order? Read full article... or Video

What Should I Consider to Reduce the Chances that I will Need to Return My Order? Read full article... or Video

How to Receive an Office Furniture Shipment... Read full article...

Inside Delivery -- What to Know... Read full article...

Industry News

Stay up to date on the latest office furniture news and trends.

Modern Office Visits Chicago's Neocon 2023. Read full article...

Solid Wood Desks - A Sustainable Choice Read full article...

The "Yuck Factor”: Why New Office Furniture is a Breath of Fresh Air for Your Productivity (and Your Nose) Read full article...

Choosing Office Furniture

Get tips about how to select the best office furniture for your needs.

Five Ways COVID19 Has Transformed the Office... Read full article....

Living Healthy in 2024... Read full article...

Material Samples vs. Digital Renderings - Which is Better?... Read full article...

Gift the Perfect Office Haven... Read full article...

How Do You Match Wood Finishes in Office Furniture? Read full article... or Video

How to Choose a Sound Lectern... Read full article... or Video


Learn more about swivel chairs, guest chairs and other seating options for your office.

Optimizing Your Roll: A Comprehensive Guide to Office Chair Casters... Read full article...

How Do I find Conference Chairs with Arms That Will Fit Under a Conference Table? Read full article... or Video

How to Choose a Chair Mat... Read full article... or Video

Office Chairs for Large, Big, and Tall Employees and Guests... Read full article... or Video

What Is Bariatric Seating?... Read full article...


Learn more about ergonomic features of office chairs, desks and more to ensure the health and comfort of your office.

Office Workstation Ergonomics -- Some Basic Suggestions Read full article... or Video

Electrify Your Productivity: The Benefits of an Electric Lift Desk for Your Office Read full article...

Maintenance & Care

Get maintenance guides that will help keep your office furniture in great condition for years.

New Conference Table Care Instructions... Read full article... or Video

Office Furniture Knowledge

Educate yourself on general topics and knowledge that is helpful to know in designing your office or purchasing office furniture for it.

Left Return or Right Return? Left Bridge or Right Bridge? What do They Mean? Read full article... or Video

Lateral Files -- What to Know About Use and Installation... Read full article...

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Modern Office is a small, family-owned and operated office furniture company that has been located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis) for over 40 years. Our serious attention and assistance to our customers has made us an office furniture provider to over 100,000+ businesses, institutions and individuals worldwide. We look forward to serving you too. Most items are in-stock or ship within a few short days. Modern Office is known for offering a large selection of quality business furniture from over 100 manufacturers at discount prices -- not just the limited colors or sizes you may see elsewhere. Shipping is free whether you are in New York City, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, or anywhere in the 48 contiguous states.
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