Purchasing bar stools online is an easy and convenient method of selecting the stools you want without the hassle of traipsing from one shop to another to compare prices. Bar stools are a must-have item for any café or bar and offer your customers an alternative form of seating. Offered in various heights, style, materials, and colours, the hardest part is deciding which to choose.
Nowadays online shopping for furniture has become the norm and allows customers to browse from a wide range of products in the comfort of their own home at a time that suits them. Whether you want to buy bar stools online at 6 am in the morning or 10 pm at night, we’re open all hours and at your service.
So how do you go about buying bar stools online?
With so many bar stools to choose from online, it pays to narrow your search by asking yourself several questions.
What style am I looking for?
Firstly, you need to decide whether you’re looking for a modern or a traditional bar stool. While this is naturally a matter of personal preference, we would recommend that you choose a style of stool that complements your décor and fits in with your existing furniture. For example, our modern Loft stool would look totally out of place in a traditional style pub and a Ladder back stool would look wrong in a trendy new bar.
Should I have a stool with a backrest or not?
Having decided on modern or traditional, the next thing to consider is whether you’re looking for a backless stool or one with a backrest. This can depend on a couple of considerations such as comfort and aesthetics. Stools with a backrest offer more support for the user’s back and encourage a person to linger. If you want your customers to have a quick coffee and leave, then you’re probably best to choose a backless design.
Another consideration is aesthetics. Stools with a backrest will not be able to be pushed beneath a counter which means that they will be more noticeable to your customers when they walk through the door
What material should I choose?
Bar stools online come in a wide range of materials including wood, metal, wicker, and polypropylene. Wooden stools give warmth and cosiness which can make your café or bar seem more inviting, but they may require more maintenance than say, metal stools. The latter are lightweight yet strong, which makes it easier to move them around from one place to another and in most cases, metal stools stack for convenient storage. They also come in a wide range of metallic hues and bright colours which can give your interior a real burst of colour and make it look inviting. Wicker and polypropylene stools also come in a range of gorgeous colours and styles and can be used indoor and outside, which could be useful if you want to have consistency throughout your venue.
What is my customer demographic?
Another consideration when buying bar stools online is your customer demographic. What type of customers are you trying to attract to your venue? Young professionals will definitely enjoy contemporary bar stools with clean-cut lines and plenty of shiny chrome. Families would probably prefer bar stools with backs as these are safer for children to sit on.
What is my budget?
Finally, before starting your bar stool search it pays to have a budget in mind and to try and keep as close as possible to it. Most websites allow you to narrow down your search to reflect the price you want to pay per stool but, also take a look at delivery charges and remember to factor this cost in too. It also makes sense to check out a company’s returns policy before committing to any purchase.
Here at Café Solutions, we stock a wide range of bar stools at some of the best prices anywhere which you can browse in our online store. In addition, we have 3 showrooms in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney enabling customers to take a close look at our furniture and try it out for comfort. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions and assist you with your purchase.