New mattress retailer offers bedding at discount

YEAGERTOWN – Scott Daly’s customers are tired.

They might be tired of fighting for a salesperson’s time. Maybe they’re tired of crowded furniture stores. Or maybe they’re just plain tired, in need of a new mattress. Daly aims for his business – Mattress by Appointment – to fix all of that.

The way Mattress by Appointment operates, customers call Daly for an appointment. Often, Daly is able to meet with callers within a few minutes of speaking with them if it’s convenient for them. Customers are assured of one-on-one time with Daly’s undivided attention, as appointments are scheduled one at a time in half-hour increments. Still, Daly tries not to book appointments back to back, in case someone needs more time.

Daly carries factory-direct Serta mattresses and box springs, as well as basic bed frames. The lines are discounted by 50 to 70 percent, pricing which is accomplished by not spending money on advertising campaigns or overhead for traditional stores.

“If we’re not here, we don’t have the lights on,” Daly said, explaining how the sales-by-appointment method saves the company money on utilities.

Daly, who lives in Burnham, wanted to open the store to offer affordable comfort bedding to the community. He said he meets with people regularly who have needed new bedding for years but haven’t been able to afford it.

“It makes me feel like I’m actually giving back to the community,” he said.

Mattress by Appointment offers financing through Crest Financial. The in-home layaway program allows customers to be approved on site with no credit check. While the application, confirmation and payment plan setup are done online, those with no email or Internet access can opt to receive paper statements. Instructions for prequalifying for financing are available on Mattress by Appointment’s Facebook page.

Delivery service is available for a fee, which varies depending on location.

Appointments are available Monday through Saturday by calling Daly at 437-4589. Mattress by Appointment is located at 310 S. Main St., Suite F, Yeagertown.