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Buyers can now add furniture to the decor of their new home by opening up an online furniture shop.
“It’s a real convenience to shop for furniture online.
You can browse the catalogue, search for furniture and then pick out the pieces that suit you,” furniture shop manager Alisa Bek said.
Ms Bek says her shop was able to sell more than 70,000 pieces of furniture in just four months because of the ease of the online buying process.
It is not the first time furniture shops have offered a service to customers, but Ms Bek is not sure if the new trend is sustainable.
She said furniture shop owners were getting a lot of referrals from customers wanting to have a look at their own furnishings.
There are already online furniture shops offering the same service, including Etsy and Etsy UK, she said.
The move is expected to be a hit with the public, with many people already using the internet to shop and book furniture.
The online furniture retailers are expected to take over the furniture shopping industry, with the industry expected to grow by more than 20 per cent in the next three years.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says the average house price in Australia has grown by 13.5 per cent since 2010, with prices for homes valued at more than $300,000 rising by more the last five years.