The PotatoMeter is Couch.com’s very own rating system that grades furniture retailers on a variety of – what we consider to be – essential criteria. While we aim to be fair and objective in our assessment, subjectivity based on our expertise and personal biases is unavoidable.
Article has a beautiful, minimalist website that’s easy to navigate and displays all the info you need in a clean, clear, and uncluttered manner. Its strength is in its simplicity. It’s not as eye-poppingly stunning as some competitors, but it’s elegant and practical.
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Article does not custom build couches, which gives them impressive lead times. Here’s a look at how fast you can expect to receive your couch once you place an order.
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Our goal at Couch.com is to provide customers with the information they need to find the best couch for their home. We take customer satisfaction very seriously. One of Article’s founder, Andy Prochazka, states, “We are all about easy. If we have an opportunity to make something easier and remove complexity from customers’ lives, take it onto ourselves and try to simplify it, we will do so. I am always left with, ‘How can we do something even better.’” So with those lofty goals in mind, how does Article stack up to the competition when it comes to actually implementing customer friendly resources and offerings?
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Does Article Offer Free Fabric Swatches?
Durability is a major factor when it comes to purchasing a couch, especially when you’re ordering online. So do Article couches hold up over time?
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Vibing with a brand is important. Brands can also promote certain lifestyles and sustainability goals. That’s why it’s my goal to help you find a company and brand that you vibe with so that you’re as comfortable with your new couch as you are on your new couch.
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Article falls right in a sweet spot between low cost and medium cost couches, so it’s not really that cheap. They’re more expensive than IKEA, but less expensive overall than many of their immediate competitors. That being said, they still have some couch options that are on the pricey side.
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Typically Article rates very highly in regard to brand trust, as well as with its customers. However, there are a decent number of 1 star reviews with similar complaints, which leads us to believe that some unlucky customers will occasionally get a lemon.
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The couches available on Article run the gamut from Mid-Century Modern up through contemporary. While they do have a wide variety of styles, they have what I’d consider to be a mid-range offering – not too many and not too few. There’s plenty to choose from, but you won’t be overwhelmed by the choices.
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Does Article Have Other Products Beside Couches?
Article is an online retailer that specializes in imported couches at a reasonable price point. Their price point is at a sweet spot right at the top of the lower pricing tier. Here are a few other brands in the same range to consider.