We get asked a lot on our website chat feature, can we buy the Sophie Mattress in a Box with Afterpay? And the simple answer is a resounding YES! Click here to be taken to our Mattress in a Box on Afterpay, or as you know her, the Sophie!
Back in 2015 the finance market was a very different landscape. Australia had just been through the GCF and the because of it, the newest members to the retail marketplace, Millennials, had a very real and palpable aversion to credit. This created the perfect environment for the creation of a completely different type of retail checkout experience. The buy now, enjoy now and pay later checkout.
The Afterpay checkout is free to customers who pay on time, with no interest and no contracts. So responsible spending has been built into Afterpay’s DNA from the get-go.
How does Afterpay work?
It is really simple actually. Shop with Sophie, whether it is our amazing 3-in-1 customisable mattress or our premium range of Dentons Pillows, and when it comes time to check out, select Afterpay as your checkout preference. From there, you will be taken to Afterpay’s secure login page. Once you have been logged in or successfully created your account, assuming you meet the criteria we list below, you simply agree to the payment plan and voila, you are done. Forget about long, complicated application forms. Afterpay’s proprietary platform makes it quick and easy to get approved instantly and move on with your life.
From there, your purchase amount will be split up over 4 equal instalments, each instalment coming out fortnightly. That gives you the purchaser 8 weeks to pay for your new premium Sophie mattress and/or Dentons’ pillow combination. The great news as a consumer is, if you make repayments on time, you’ll only ever pay the price of the item you’ve purchased. The only fees Afterpay charges are late fees for missed payments.
What are the criteria for checking out with Afterpay?
Whilst each application is assessed on its own merits, like we listed above, Afterpay are passionate about responsible lending, there are some non-negotiable criteria you must meet before being accepted into the Afterpay community. They include:
• You must live in Australia
• You must be at least 18 years old
• You must have a valid and verifiable email address and mobile phone number
• You must use a valid Australia bank payment card to make a purchase
• You must be capable of entering into a legally binding contract
• You must comply with the mandatory ID verification process
Please note that passing this verification test alone does not guarantee that your purchase with Afterpay will be approved.
Handy hints when it comes to checking out you Sophie purchase with Afterpay
Your first purchase with Afterpay is always limited to $500. So you won’t be able to start your Afterpay journey off with a Sophie mattress outright. Don’t despair, your second purchase can be up to $800 and as we discuss below, we support manual split payments.
You can’t do a split payment checkout using Afterpay and a Credit Card or PayPal without contacting Sophie’s team of dedicated customer support staff. Unfortunately, Afterpay’s online checkout software doesn’t support this type of checkout currently, so if you would like to pay for example, $300, towards your purchase and Afterpay the balance, please reach out to us, and we can manually do this for you.
Afterpay is a fantastic interest free tool when used correctly. You the consumer pay no hidden fees or charges if you make your repayments on time. So be sure to select an account that is guaranteed to have the cleared funds available on the agreed days to avoid any and all fees.