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It’s Not Too Late to Start Out Q1 with a Refresh

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Out Q1 with a Refresh
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Maybe you’re stuck inside in the winter cold and snow, and you look around and start seeing that your furniture looks a bit drab. Is there still time to upgrade before it’s time for spring cleaning?

There is. In fact, many offices choose the month of February to purchase new chairs, desks and other furniture. Did you know that 80% of all used furniture shopping is done in February because St. Valentine was the patron saint of used furniture?

Okay, no. Just wanted to make sure you are paying attention. But really though, there’s no better way to say “I love you” to your whole office – and not in a creepy way! – than to purchase the right assets for the workspace and give people the gift of ergonomics and comfort.

It’s certainly better than a handful of sugary hard candies.

As for cost – your used furniture doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out Mammoth Office Furniture’s used office furniture price guide, where you can get chairs starting at $40 a piece, desks starting at around $300, cabinets for under $200 and various shapes and sizes of tables for conferencing and group work and anything else. Also, we work to fully re-condition our pre-owned inventory to a real, evident standard. We don’t just “recycle” – we curate our inventory to appeal to the purchaser. We know you have hard decisions to make – we want to make those decisions a lot easier!

Unlike stocking an office with candy, getting good replacement furniture is a real investment in people’s workspace and quality of life at work. Just ask us at Mammoth about how our customers have benefited from getting the right furnishings into their offices. Come down to our convenient Herndon, Virginia location and learn more about how we accomplish great delivery service, excellent customer service and a real dedication to quality.

We also like to outfit our clients in style – take a look at some of our new upholstery textiles from Guilford of Maine to get eye-popping colors with green materials that really drive innovation. We’re happy to show you around and help you to find the best new resources for your office – so that when the robins start singing and the tulips are popping up outside, you’ll have an interior that’s just as bright, colorful and pleasant as a fresh spring day!

Matching Pieces: How Consistent Features in Product Lines Add to a Total Office Impression

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Matching Pieces: How Consistent Features in Product Lines Add to a Total Office Impression
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Too often, when it’s time to buy new office furniture, whoever’s in charge just views this as a simple transaction and puts minimal time into browsing and choosing products. This achieves the goal in terms of time management, but it also leaves the company with assets that could maybe be a little more valuable with a little more effort put into the purchase.

The Value of Office Furniture

An office desk is something you use to write on, or to place a phone set and computer on. A conference table is something that people sit around. Chairs are meant to hold human bodies, and the best modern chairs are ergonomically designed for that purpose. But there’s another value to office furniture – it sets the stage for the business. If you’ve ever been watching a television show about a brand-new office and marveled at a particular space with its natural light and hardwood floors and attractive, inviting rooms, think about this – the furniture that they placed in those spaces makes a big difference. An office is more than just drywall and carpet. It’s an impression – it represents the business and informs the way that people work. For example, in the past, companies never really put a lot of thought into attracting talent – the idea was they offered jobs as a favor to people who needed work. But these days, with lower unemployment and a lot more knowledge work and skilled work involved, companies are putting effort into getting the best people on board. Making the best impression in a physical office is a big step toward that goal as well. The bottom line is that if you have a physical office, people are going to visit there. It’s going to be full of people trying to accomplish certain things. So the nicer the office is, the more gets accomplished, and the more people are attracted to your corporate brand.

Understanding the Impression of Top Product Lines

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we offer top-class furniture to make a statement in your office space. For example, you can see how these sets from the OfficeSource Contemporary Collection feature fluted edges that help pieces visually go together. Details like a fluted or reeded edge catch the eye in a particular way – they add to the wood or veneer surface visually. Or take a look at the English walnut stains and surfacing that go into some of our other modern office products. It’s all about functionality and style – what people see what they when they walk into your office, and what kind of experience they have. Mammoth Office Furniture will help you pick the furniture plan that works best for your business. We even offer professional consulting on space design and layout. Come down and check out our Herndon, Virginia showroom and find the right assets for your office!

Go Green for the New Year with Used Office Furniture

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Go Green for the New Year with Used Office Furniture
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

It’s that time again – time to think about the new year, in this case 2019, and how your office is going to work. Smart office managers know that the physical office itself and the productivity that it facilitates are intertwined. To have the best productivity and workflow, you need the best space. Other companies, sadly, just keep doing whatever they’re doing, with no thought to their physical space, and can’t seem to understand why they don’t have as much robust productivity and growth. Choices matter – and what you put into buying office furniture or any other expense matters! At Mammoth Office Furniture, we take an active approach in getting our customers the best solutions, not just “something that will do.”

An Environmentally Conscious Partner

Part of promoting good morale and a good reputation for a business is looking at green living and sustainable purchasing opportunities. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we’re in the business of helping companies to do that by offering used office furniture that’s clean, fully refurbished and ready to make a splash in your workspace. Part of the principle of green living is reusability. In addition to reducing consumption and recycling, reuse of physical items plays a major part in conserving energy and raw materials. That’s why in our warehouse, we take a good, solid, reusable piece of furniture and refurbish it to a high standard, making sure that our used pieces are in good and serviceable condition and ready to go.

Don’t Sacrifice Quality

When some customers think about reusable furniture, they think of the kind of bargain-basement items that you might see in a thrift store or sitting near a dumpster. That’s not what we’re about – all of our used furniture gets a thorough inspection and an actual renovation. We don’t just slap a price tag on used furniture – we recondition it to make sure that it’s in excellent shape for our customers. You can get a glimpse of this process looking at our website where you can see dozens of attractive chairs, desks and pieces of office furniture in our Herndon, VA location. To see more, come down to our showroom and talk to our staff about your options. We will find you the new or pre-owned office furniture that works best for your workspace. Get in now before the holidays, and you’ll be able to start the new year off right with an excellent and well-designed office space to help your company achieve its goals next year.

Flat Prices on Used Office Furniture

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Flat Prices on Used Office Furniture
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Did you know that at Mammoth Office Furniture, you can get a pre-owned executive desk for $375? That’s just one of the items we have in our used office furniture price guide. The easily accessible guide creates easy flat pricing for various types of used office furniture. That’s why we took the time to add this to our used furniture page! Buyers can get a multifunction task chair for $125, a 48” inch metal cabinet for $100, a six foot conference table for $250, and a coffee table for $100.

Creating Flat Pricing – What That Does for Customers

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we’ve found that a lot of our office buyers just don’t have the time and energy to move around the shop floor looking at various pieces and haggling on price. They don’t want to have to come in and look at various stickers to try to find out how the inventory is priced – they just want to see some kind of flat rate that they can use to estimate purchasing costs. We’ve made this incredibly simple, with a price guide that takes similar pieces and marks them at prices that make the buying decision easy.

Pricing by Size

One way that we establish this flat rate pricing is by specifying size estimates for various pieces. For example, going back to that executive desk, we’ve set that $325 price for a desk with dimensions of 36” x 72″. Or buyers can get a standard desk of 30” x 60″ for $275. You can see additional pricing for larger L-shaped or U-shaped desks. This allows our customers to figure out “how much desk they need” and what it is going to cost them.

A Variety of Furniture

Our price guide includes credenzas, hutches and student desks. Buyers can get flat rates on chairs, bookcases, shelving, refrigerators and tables. It’s all part of streamlining the process for the customer, and making purchasing transparent. It’s easy enough to tally up your costs sitting in the comfort of your own office, (among your family pictures and your own coffee mugs, etc.) and then make your buying decisions. Of course, if you have the time to swing by and look at individual pieces, we’re thrilled. That’s absolutely something our customers can do if they want to! In the end, it’s all about customer choice and customer experience. The best firms in any industry are catching on to that fact, and brainstorming ways to improve business processes to make things easier and more pleasant for their customers. The single flat rate pricing guide is just one of our efforts to enhance the process of buying for our diverse customer base. Take a look at all of our available catalogs online, or come on down to our Herndon showroom and talk to our knowledgeable and courteous staff about what you need for your office this month.

Delivery On a Dime

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Delivery On a Dime
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Let’s talk a little bit about some of the important logistics of getting you the furniture you need, when you need it. We all know that furniture delivery isn’t easy in the district, or even in the crowded neighborhoods on the Virginia side. Delivering desks and chairs isn’t like slipping a small UPS or Fedex package through the door – and delivery people have to be on-site for awhile. They also have to be tough enough to figure out how to get around obstacles and get the items where they need to be without damaging the building. Beyond that, you have a lot of traffic to deal with, as well as a lot of parking restrictions and other problems. On top of that, you have stormy weather which seems to pop up at the worst times. We’ve been in the furniture business for many years, and we know that while furniture buyers value quality and affordability, they also value good delivery. The customer experience is not as good if the customer has to wait weeks for their chosen items to show up on site.

Cutting Corners – And Delayed Merchandise

Some of those who have ordered from some cheap furniture companies or even online drop shipping resellers have had bad experiences where they waited far too long to get furniture on-site. It’s a hair-pulling experience, and honestly, it adds cost. If you don’t have what you need when you need it, you’re not getting the value that you paid for.

Dependability in Delivery

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we’ve done something simple that adds powerful capability to our business. We’ve simply scheduled the right number of people to do the job, and have the right number of vehicles on hand to make sure that our delivery schedules run well. We like to say that “neither snow nor sleet or freezing rain” will prevent you from getting your furniture on time. Now obviously, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration – we don’t have the resources of the U.S. Postal Service. However, what we do have is a set of experienced and qualified employees who know how to handle the road. Our schedules don’t fall apart at the slightest hint of a storm and our customers don’t wait weeks for a simple delivery. We’ve also put time into figuring out how best to navigate the big city to serve our customers. That helps us to avoid getting blindsided by irate parking cops and those long lines that you see anytime you venture onto the highways that go into and out of Washington, D.C. Good delivery is just one part of how we create a good customer experience. Come on in and see what we have to offer, and how we can help you with space planning and getting the right pieces of furniture and equipment into your workspace.