Australians looking to buy new furniture will be able to search online from the collections of over 1000 furniture retailers.
Furniture shoppers are already relying on the internet, with 50 per cent of consumers researching products online before heading into a store to complete their purchase.
Launching this May, connnectfurniture.com.au will allow furniture shoppers to search through thousands of products across all categories, including tables, chairs, sofas, bedding, outdoor furniture, office furniture, café furniture and more. Buyers will be able to enter their exact criteria including size, shape, colour, style and price, and find retailers based on products they stock and their location.
ConnectFurniture founder and executive director, Joseph Bruzzaniti, says that the portal will provide the stimulation and online ease to turn an average room into a stylish space.
“The site has been developed to assist homemakers, designers and renovators find new inspiration from Australian retailers, at all stages of the interior design and decorating process,” said Bruzzaniti.
“However, ConnectFurniture will be more than just products. It will be interactive, showcasing trends and providing industry insights from its ambassador, interior designer Chontelle Samios, as well as our retailers, in an engaging medium for consumers to not only discover, but research their ideal furniture.”
As part of its commitment to the furniture industry, ConnectFurniture is a major sponsor of designEx and the HIA Home Ideas Shows for 2010.