Rug Shops

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Search for Online Rug Shops

No matter where you go in the world, you will find rug shops selling locally made products. If you're lucky enough to travel, you can browse to your heart's content among hand-made rugs that represent the best in weaving and design. You will even have the option to bargain with the vendor, though you may end up paying more than she was originally expecting for your rug.

If, like most of us, you don't travel as much as you would like to, you can find rug vendors online who operate much like the shops you would find overseas. Some of these online shops sell only quality handmade rugs such as Navajo, Oriental, jute, or Persian. Others offer a huge array of roll carpeting and quality area rugs in every size and shape imaginable.

Save Money at Online Rug Shops

You will find that online prices are usually lower than those you could find locally. This is due to two factors. First, online vendors have a much lower overhead than carpet outlet stores. They don't have to rent high-priced real estate and their advertising costs are very low. Second, they often use a business mode called drop shipping. This allows them to carry a minimal or no inventory so that when you place an order and pay for it, they forward a fixed amount to a manufacturer and the manufacturer ships the rug directly to you.

If you're concerned about the quality of the rugs you can purchase online, don't be. Many of the world's major and most prestigious and respected carpet and rug manufacturers offer their products for sale online. In fact, there is almost no place you could shop locally where you could find the quality and prices you will find on the Internet. Compare prices, look for sales, and be sure to ask about product returns and guarantees.

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