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Looking for a trampoline but not sure where to start?
You’re certainly not alone: Many people are interested in buying a trampoline but don’t necessarily know how or where to buy one.
Luckily for you, buying a trampoline is as easy as it’s ever been, with many trampoline brands offering the option to purchase online from the comfort of your home.
But what does that process look like? Well, using our insight as a trampoline provider, we’re going to walk you through the exact steps you can take to purchase your next trampoline.
We will walk you through the process of buying a trampoline on our Springfree website as an example of how to buy a trampoline to make sure you buy the right one for your family.
While we will be using our website in the example section, this article can be used as a universal guide on how to purchase a trampoline, no matter which type or brand of trampoline you want to go with.
Before we show you how to buy a trampoline, we’re going to go over key points on how to get the right trampoline and touch on the different ways you can purchase one.
What to Consider When Buying a Trampoline
Before you can get to the point of purchasing a trampoline, you have to know which one to buy, right?
You may already be keying in on a certain trampoline, but for those that are still uncertain about which one to purchase, here are the primary things you need to consider before deciding which trampoline to buy:
What size trampoline do you need? Make sure to measure your yard before purchasing!
Who will be jumping on the trampoline? Every trampoline has a weight limit; make sure the trampoline can safely handle the desired jumpers’ weight.
What type of trampoline do you want? Spring or springless? Above ground or inground?
How safe is the trampoline? Pay attention to specific safety features and brand promises.
How long do you want the trampoline to last? Will it be able to hold up through inclment weather and years of use?
What else could you use the trampoline for? We’ve come up with 50 different activities, and that’s probably just scratching the surface.
Can you keep the trampoline up all year? Very important if you live in a place that frequently experiences bad weather.
What is the cost of the trampoline? The ultimate question… What’s your budget for a trampoline?
Considering the first seven questions will help you narrow down your list of trampoline options. From there, find a price within your budget that provides you with all you desire in a trampoline.
We’ve dedicated an entire blog post on what to look for when purchasing a trampoline. Check it out if you would like to see these points expanded on in more detail!
What Are the Different Ways to Buy a Trampoline?
There are two ways to buy a trampoline: The old-fashioned way of going to the store or online.
The old-fashioned way is self-explanatory, and there are plenty of major retailers you can go and physically buy a trampoline from. They include Walmart, Canadian Tire, RONA, The Home Depot, Lowes and many, many, others.
If you want to physically go to a store to buy a trampoline, make sure to search online before going to a specific retail store to make sure they have the trampoline you want in stock. If they do, then simply drive up there and get your trampoline! If you choose to do this, though, make sure the trampoline with fit in your vehicle.
Stores are a great way to touch the product and see the trampoline before purchasing (assuming they have it on display.)
Almost 30 million Canadians are expected to purchase digitally this year, according to Statista, making it more likely than not that you are considering purchasing a trampoline online.
We’re going to show you exactly how to buy a trampoline online in the next section:
How to Buy a Trampoline Online (Step-By-Step)
There are multiple mediums to purchase a trampoline online. You can purchase from e-commerce platforms, like Amazon, major retail sites, like Walmart, or directly from the trampoline brand you want.
We will be providing an example of how you would purchase a trampoline online from a trampoline brand, using our Springfree website as an example, since this is where our expertise lies.
As mentioned in the introduction, these steps shouldn’t be too dissimilar from buying a trampoline on another website.
The language and user experience will be different on other sites, but this will provide you with a general sense of what it’s like to buy a trampoline online, no matter where it’s from:
Go to the Springfree website and click on “Trampolines” in the top navigation menu. That will open a drop-down menu, where you can choose whether you want to look at “Trampolines”, “Trampoline Bundles” or “Limited Edition Trampolines”.
Once you’re on the “Trampolines” Page, find the trampoline you want and click “Add to Cart,” when you’re ready to purchase.
NOTE: You can also click “More Info” to learn more about the trampoline.
You should see a cart in the upper right corner with your trampoline in it—click on the card and click “Checkout”.
You will be taken to a screen where you will enter your contact and shipping information. You can also type in a promo code, use a gift card or add recommended trampoline accessories from this screen. After filling in all required information, click the blue “Continue to installation” button at the bottom.
You now should be on the “Installation” page, where you can choose whether you want professional trampoline installation or not. Once you decide on installation, press “Continue to payment”. NOTE: Not all companies offer professional installation, so this may not be an option on other brands’ websites.
(Check out tips for assembling a Springfree Trampoline.)
You will now pay for your trampoline. You can enter your card information and billing address. Click “Pay Now” and you are officially done purchasing your next trampoline!
Note: After clicking “Pay now”, you will be taken to an order confirmation screen with details on shipping and delivery. You should receive an email as well. Most, if not all, websites will send you some kind of order confirmation with delivery expectations. No further action should be required on your part.
Pros and Cons of Buying a Trampoline Online
Now that you’ve seen how to buy a trampoline online, let’s look at some pros and cons of purchasing a trampoline online as opposed to in the store:
You don’t have to go to the store to purchase.
It’s typically an easy process.
You don’t have to physically carry the trampoline package from the store to your house.
You don’t get the trampoline right away.
You might have to pay a shipping fee (although some brands, like us, offer free shipping).
Ready to Buy a Trampoline?
As you’ve now learned, there are two primary ways to purchase a trampoline: Physically going to the store that sells the trampoline you want or online from a trampoline brand or online retailer.
The pros and cons above should give you a view of both options—buying online or buying from a store---so you can decide which way is best for you to get the trampoline you want.
If you’ve found the right trampoline for you, use this article as a resource to finish out the process if you’re ready to purchase and get to jumping!
Our goal at Springfree Trampoline is to educate you honestly on every aspect of your trampoline journey: From research, to purchase to ownership and beyond, we strive to be your trusted guide throughout it all.
We currently sell nine trampoline models of various sizes and three bundles (trampoline + accessories) that you can choose from if you’re still looking for the right trampoline for you.
You can use our free Augmented Reality Tool on your mobile phone to see exactly what a trampoline would look like in your backyard before purchasing.
Or if you’re interested in a Springfree Trampoline and want to see what we have to offer, browse through our trampolines to see if one might be a fit for you. If it is, you can use the exact steps above to order online.
And if you have any questions at any point, reach out to us: We have professionally trained experts available to promptly address your concerns.