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Value with Style


Value with Style
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

If you’ve been in the office furniture world for a while, you know that for many buyers, it’s all about value. Value is king – it rules the balance sheet. It also greatly influences buy-in for any given business decision. Capex and opex are the pillars on which business revolves. So business buyers are absolutely going to be focused on value. Have you ever heard anyone ask about “ROI?” Do you know what it’s short for? That’s right – return on investment. The idea of getting “good ROI” has absolutely permeated the business world – especially as margins get tight. It even applies to items like office furniture. Back in the boom days when the Dow was spiraling up, some companies were profligate spenders. But now people – and companies – are getting more frugal and serious about how they spend their money.

Adding Value

Now by saying “value” above, we’re talking about the size of an expense. Keeping expenses lower adds more value, because it leaves the business more money to play around with. But it’s not really true value unless you factor in the results. Business people like to talk about “opportunity cost” – a type of economic approach that really looks at the full context of every business decision that you make. For instance – what are the costs of going with a particular furniture store measured against the cost of some other option? What about the value of having a seat in a nice, comfy chair? That’s a value, I’d say. There’s also the value of ergonomics, where having furniture that supports human health can reduce things like absenteeism and turnover, and boost others, like discretionary productivity and morale.

Adding Style and Utility

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we believe that you can get good value without sacrificing style or functionality. That’s why we’ve developed our flat rate Mammoth Office Furniture used price guide where you can see that you get simple flat rates on every unit that you purchase. What you also see when you visit our website is how we take care to refurbished and reconditioned furniture to a very high standard – you’re not just getting cheap furniture – you’re getting excellent furniture that comes at low prices. Here’s another example – working with our textile vendor, Guilford of Maine, we’ve come up with some stunning fabric and color choices including attractive lemon, pool, turquoise and orchid colors that help our business buyers get the bit most bang for their buck – helping them to create the most attractive and functional spaces while spending the least amount of money, or at least, conserving part of that operating capital. The sweet spot, in the eye of the buyer, is when they can get really good results without breaking the bank. We’re here to help you do that so come check out everything we have to offer at our Herndon, Virginia location.

The Student Model – Why Your Teams Outgrow the Office

The Student Model – Why Your Teams Outgrow the Office
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

When your kid gets his or her first guitar or violin or trumpet, they’re not likely to be carrying around a Stratocaster or a Stradivarius. Most people start off with the student model – it may have fewer features, or be smaller or be made a lot more cheaply. The idea is that you’re just starting out – and you don’t want to put too many resources into a decision that might only be temporary. Later, as the student learns the instrument better, he or she, or their parents or employers or other backers, might buy a bigger and fancier instrument.

Outgrowing the Initial Office Space

Businesses are like that, too. Suppose you started off with a few simple workstations that were composed of mediocre hardware at the time. Several years down the road, you’re scaling, and your hardware is also getting obsolete. So you have to grow. Think about the furniture that you use to set up an office. If you’re replacing the hardware and everything else, you really should be replacing the furniture, too. After all, it’s getting older, and in some cases getting more obsolete – and your staff is probably growing.

Transitioning with Mammoth Office Furniture

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we pride ourselves in helping customers to develop dynamic space planning. We don’t just sell furniture – we consult on how to renovate and improve a business space as the company makes progress in its markets. Think about some of the most impressive corporate offices that you’ve seen in the past few years. Do they usually have 1970’s style furniture or old beaten up desks and chairs? No – most of them switch up the furnishings to complement new items like those neat vertical fountains on the wall, or new flooring styles, and do a complete refresh to make an office look like a million bucks. Office managers don’t do these things just to make things look better – there’s good evidence that a visual refresh and an investment in new and ergonomic furniture can boost productivity, increase the reputation of a business, and ultimately help profits to grow. Ask Mammoth Office Furniture about how to move forward if you’ve outgrown your original office plan.

Please Have A Seat!

Please Have a Seat!
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Chairs wear out – that’s just a rule of nature. You don’t have to understand the scientific principle of entropy to know that after a while office furniture that gets used year in and year out starts to look a little ragged.

The question is, what do you do about it?

Office managers and purchasers that are looking for replacement office furniture have a lot of options. They can go to a showroom, or order pristine new pieces of furniture from drop shipping Internet sites. Everyone can buy everything at the press of a button – but what about when you really want quality?

After Your Purchase

A lot of companies go with bottom-dollar reconditioned or refurbished furniture in order to save a buck. But depending on where they bought it, this is not a great experience. The last thing you want to hear on a busy Monday is “hey, boss, my chair doesn’t work right!” It’s important that all of the complicated lift apparatus and ergonomic fasteners and other gear be well conditioned and fully functional in order to get the most out of buying office furniture – and if you think that sounds like a minor detail, think about setting up an office for 10 or 12 new hires at a time! Another part of good reconditioning for used furniture is achieving good clean and sanitary results. It’s not enough to just put used furniture back in circulation – without some kind of quality process to really re-condition furniture to a kind of ‘next to new’ condition, the buyers can really lose out. You don’t want to be left with threadbare, nasty smelling or musty chairs or items that look like they’ve been through a hurricane.

Quality Used Furniture at Mammoth Office Furniture

Here’s a solution – visit Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia and pick out what you want from a large inventory of high-quality pre-owned office furniture. Our chairs will look and feel like they’re nearly new – with all of the fasteners and gear properly attached or included in the accessory kits. That’s because we take the time and care to fully recondition our furniture – to make it ready to make your office look like a million bucks. Investing in a little bit of quality control brings a lot of value to our customers – it means they can be assured that what they get on the truck is going to be satisfactory to them and their workers. Take a look on the website and find out why so many busy offices make Mammoth Office Furniture part of their supply chain.

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


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


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!

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