The answer, of course, is no, they’re not. However, it ‘s probably worth a little explanation as to why I’ve even bothered to raise the issue of bean bags at all.
Bean bags are one of those strange products that you never really think about or see in great numbers at major retailers, yet tens of thousands of them are sold every year in the UK.
They also seem to suffer from an image amongst those, like me, that are old enough to remember, of being a throwback to the early 1970s. It’s therefore not too surprising that you do see them occasionally in vintage shops, although they often seem to be more a part of the shop display, than a saleable product!
The reason that major retailers and department stores don’t want to stock them in physical stores is simply their bulk. I’ve asked a few store manager and buyers who all say that it’s not worth the investment in stock and space for the return they get and the best they can do is to scatter a couple of bean bags around the furniture department.
That still begs the question of where they’re all being sold and the answer is – online. In the past 5 years, there has an explosion of bean bag suppliers, although the poor quality ones are now being driven out as consumers become more savvy and product review information becomes more reliable.
The undoubted top dog’s amongst these is BeanBagBazaar, who sell through their own websites and their products, like the market-leading Bazaar Bag and HiBaz, are also available through Amazon. When you look at their product reviews on Amazon or TrustPilot, these guys have clearly got something very right with regards to both product quality and service.
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