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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

Mammoth Office Furniture, Herndon, VA

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.

Get Ready for Q4 with Additional Office Furniture

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Get Ready for Q4 with Additional Office Furniture
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

You might think that September and October are strange times to be buying office furniture – but in reality, a lot of furniture sellers see a spike in activity around this time of year, for a number of reasons.

The Autumn Chill

If someone has set up a new office that wasn’t fully furnished, it may be around this time of year that they start to realize people need a place to put their coats and hats and other belongings. Some might go for one of those classic floor-standing models with pegs, while others want more modern-looking installations that attach to a wall or shelf. Either way, that’s a new piece of furniture that has to go into the office building – and it has to be sourced somehow. An office manager is more likely to go to a retailer to ask about options than go and find an antique wooden standing rack in a thrift store.

Back to School

Furniture sellers also offer a wide range of desks for both workers and students. For example, if someone is looking for a new home office desk because they’re taking night classes or suddenly doing double duty as someone who is both working and going to school, a new desk can help support that busy schedule. Then there are the choices that are so often important to make – a sitting or standing desk, or a flexible or portable desk, or some other kind of model. Maybe style is important. We’ve been helping many clients to get their hands on neat, minimalist, post-modern-looking desks that are often clean and tidy to look at, and offer affordability because of simpler design principles.

Making Preparations

If you are one of those many businesses getting additional furniture in the door this time of year, remember that the holidays tend to put broad pressure on the retail industry. Due to the holiday rush that starts to happen earlier and earlier these days, shipping and delivery can be delayed. It helps to buy early and allow plenty of time for your purchases to get to you. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we love helping our clients with purchases to prepare for the months and years ahead. We know that furniture is more than just a commodity – that the choices that you make help set the stage for your success, and even the quality of life of the people who work in your building. Work isn’t just a process – it’s also a lifestyle choice – and your furniture purchases reflect that. Come in and let us help you with space planning and affordable office furniture and everything else you need to make this year pleasant and enjoyable and successful in Q4.

Getting Around the District

Getting Around the District

Getting Around the District
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

To those who have never lived and worked in or around Washington D.C., it might seem like a detail, but in fact, traffic, for Northern Virginia residents, traffic is an everyday concern. Commute times are getting longer. It’s getting more and more difficult to move around the district and surrounding areas, and serve territories. Whether you run a product or service business, travel time is becoming more and more of a cost and a concern.

In the District

When you do arrive at your destination, many people encounter significant parking problems. The infrastructure of Washington D.C., which is in many ways as old as the country, is not set up to really handle the parking needs that people have, which puts even more pressure on the infrastructure. Companies that operate without a plan will often see their drivers and their fleets harassed, moved along, or cited by parking police, unable to really park to achieve their goals in an efficient way. Again, this doesn’t sound like a big deal on paper – but if you’re standing up any kind of startup business or maintaining delivery in the district for an established company, it really is a big part of the equation.

Getting your Furniture Delivery the Easy Way

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we understand the pressure that our customers are under. We offer value through our design and space planning program – we offer choice through our new and used furniture catalogs. But we also offer service through our delivery program, where we take on the burden of moving your furniture and equipment to you. It can be tempting to think that companies can cut corners or cut costs by purchasing online, going to a retail facility, and picking up items. This trying to “in-source” delivery is something that managers might think of as a short cut. However, many companies that have tried it swear they will never try it again – and that’s where customers like ours rely on efficient, on-time delivery and let us handle the dirty work of getting these larger commodities and products where they need to go. Ask Mammoth Office Furniture about how we deliver from our showroom in Herndon to all around the metropolitan Washington D.C. area and to other nearby communities. We’ve masterminded our own delivery program so that nobody else has to worry about the logistics of getting furniture on-site – and that pays off for our customers. Any time you need something new for the office, contact Mammoth Office Furniture to get great new and used pieces, great customer service, great delivery and access to payment plans or credit, as well as furniture rentals. You’ve got options with Mammoth – so let us help you to outfit your busy company.