Pros / This service offers flat-rate shipping fees.
Cons / There isn’t as big of a selection compared to other services.
Verdict / Article is a good choice if you are looking for a custom couch for a specific space, including smaller apartments, with many designs made in various sizes.
Article doesn’t have as many couches to choose from compared to other online sofa stores, such as Wayfair, but its stock includes sectionals and sleeper sofas and smaller sized designs for tighter spaces. Their designs are modern and trendy, and most sofas can be customized. One of the best things about ordering from Article is that your entire order ships for a flat rate, as long as it’s sent to an address within the United States.
After you choose a sofa style, Article walks you through the customization process. The site shows images of the couch from multiple angles, which you view by either swiping through or clicking on the smaller image below the larger window. To the right of the images, you can see the sofa’s fabric and color options. As you click through different colors, all the images update to show your choice.
Above the fabric swatch images, Article tells you how many of the sofa they have in stock in that color, how many days it will take to ship once you order it and any changes to the sofa price if you choose a more expensive, custom option.
Article lists the dimensions of each sofa online as part of its specs further down the page. It also has a visual diagram, but it isn’t very easy to find since the icon is super small. In addition, the site shows other furniture choices that are part of the same collection, in case you want to change your sofa size or add additional, complementary pieces. You can see pictures of the sofa and its complementary furniture pieces in staged images to gather decorating ideas.
When you are ready to buy a sofa online, Article gives you three delivery options: ground level, inside room delivery and inside room delivery +assembly. Ground-level door means your sofa is delivered to your front door and placed right inside. Even if you order other items in addition to your sofa, the entire order only costs $49 to ship. When you choose the Inside Room rate, your sofa is delivered into the room you plan to set it up. This is a nice option if you live in an apartment or need your sofa carried to a room upstairs. For $169, someone else will assemble and set up the sofa in the room of your choice.
Article wants to make sure you are completely satisfied with your sofa choice and gives you 30 days to decide if you want to return it for any reason. If you do want to return your sofa, the company pays the return shipping costs, but deducts the original shipping charges from your total refund. The sofa needs to be returned in its original packaging, even if you paid for the assembly services. This means it may be a good idea to keep the packaging material for the first month, until you know for sure there aren’t any issues with your online sofa purchase.
Article is a good online sofa store if you are looking for a couch to fit in an apartment or other small living space. Most sofas come in a variety of colors, so you can customize yours to match your home’s décor. For a fee, you can have your sofa assembled for you, and Article gives you a full 30 days to decide if you want to keep the couch, return it for a refund or exchange it for another style.