Online furniture shop BedandBasics is thriving amid Covid-19 pandemic

Ryan Wong, co-founder of online furniture store BedAndBasics, at the company warehouse, on Jan 13, 2021. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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SINGAPORE - There was a time when customers needed to sit on a sofa and check how comfy it was before buying, but the pandemic has made people far more comfortable with shopping for furniture online.

Entrepreneur Ryan Wong, 35, says this is one reason why online furniture store BedandBasics has grown during the crisis, with sales tripling in November last year compared with the same month in 2019.

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