So, how it translates into money, and why buying blinds online is cheaper? The reason is that there are a lot of hidden costs, that you’d pay if you bought your blinds from a brick and mortar retailer, and with the online retailer, you’re obviously not paying for them. You pay for someone to come into your house and survey and giving you that advice comes at a cost, whereas online retailers may provide generic blogs or information on their website, but getting that personal service for your exact requirements comes at a cost, just the same as travel costs or expense to the equipment used for installing your blinds and its maintenance. Another thing is that bricks and mortar retailer is more focused on service and quality and will provide a higher quality product and better finish while online retailers will be making shortcuts to keep the price points at a very affordable level.
Concluding, there are extra costs that you’d pay for blinds ordered from a bricks and mortar retailer – expertise, equipment, travel, warranties, and also the quality. All of them amount to the overall much higher cost of the product, however in return, you get peace of mind, quality, and high standard service from start to finish which I think are priceless.