Visit Theresa, the store manager at M&N Mattress and Sofa in Parksville, to get ‘pre-tariff prices’ on your next recliner or sofa.

Visit Theresa, the store manager at M&N Mattress and Sofa in Parksville, to get ‘pre-tariff prices’ on your next recliner or sofa.

How to navigate furniture tariffs and shipping delays

A new sofa will cost more and take longer to arrive… unless you know where to shop

Our home furniture did a lot of work for us this year. Between home entertainment, home schooling and work-from-home, your couch probably got a lot of use. But if you’re thinking of replacing it, you’re going to need a bit of skill.

“There are two issues affecting the Canadian furniture industry right now: tariffs and supply chain delays,” says Mark Nagra, owner of Parksville’s M+N Mattress and Sofa.

At the beginning of May, the Canadian federal government imposed new tariffs on upholstered furniture imported from Vietnam and China. The tariffs are as high as 295 per cent, and furniture stores that didn’t anticipate the change are passing those high costs on to consumers. Lucky for furniture shoppers in Parksville, M+N Mattress and Sofa is still offering pre-tariff prices.

“We stocked up our inventory before the tariffs took effect,” Mark says. “We also focus mostly on BC-made and Canadian-made furniture and mattresses, so our customers will never have to worry about international tariffs.”

Staying ahead of supply chain disruptions

Everything from lumber to refrigerators to vehicles are in short supply, as manufacturers face higher demand and labour challenges. Depending on where you shop, you may be waiting six months for a new recliner, lift chair or sofa.

“A lot of businesses are having issues. We have a good supply so our customers don’t need to be concerned about slow delivery times,” Mark says. “I’ve been in the business for over three decades, and have developed really good relationships with quality suppliers, so I expect we’ll continue to have great selection in the months to come.”

M&N Mattress and Sofa has excellent selection:

  • Lift Chairs: A supportive recliner chair that’s designed to provide optimum comfort to people with chronic back, neck or leg problems. With the push of a button, lift chairs also support you when it’s time to stand up.
  • Sofas: Models to suit every budget and interior design style, with a wide selection of customizable fabrics. Don’t see what you’re looking for? M&N Mattress and Sofa will do their best to accommodate your needs.
  • Mattresses and Bedroom Sets: Mark is the designer of the Newgen Mattress line and co-designer of the current Ironman Pure Energy Mattress line, which use advanced technology to give you a good night’s sleep. Visit the store to give one a try, and see a space-saving cabinet bed in action!

Visit the expert staff at M&N Mattress at 291 East Island Hwy, or get inspired at parksvillemattress.com or mnsofa.ca.

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Tariffs and supply chain disruptions have made furniture shopping more difficult. Lucky for furniture shoppers in Parksville, M+N Mattress and Sofa has plenty of selection and pre-tariff prices.

Tariffs and supply chain disruptions have made furniture shopping more difficult. Lucky for furniture shoppers in Parksville, M+N Mattress and Sofa has plenty of selection and pre-tariff prices.