|Comments from Futon Life readers
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Survey Participants Respond
Here is a sampling of the comments and suggestions we received along with the answers to the survey questions.
Kudos to Futon Life Magazine and FutonLife.com
I think the Futon Life Magazine is great. The basic articles are great - sales, etc. I want to keep informed of new products.
-Wallis Kraham, Wood 'N You Lifestyles, NY
I think you do a pretty good job. I like to read the surveys.
-Bill Burbach, Mattress N' More, WI
I think it’s a really good resource as it is. I would like to see more surveys, more statistics on what futon price points people choose most frequently. I would like to see that information quarterly.
-Jan Stout, Illini Mattress Co, IL
I think it’s a great trade magazine. I can’t think of what I could tell you to improve it.
-Lois Hamamoto, Bright Future Futon Co, NM
The magazine is fine as is. Just to see what everyone is doing, new items and show information.
-Chris Borny, Stony Brook & Setauket Futon, NY
Sometimes as a retailer you can live in a bubble. Futon Life is a good resource – especially with the survey. It’s good to get a perspective on what other retailers are doing and success stories.
-Carol Garretson, Futons & More, NY
I think it’s great already; I’m happy that we have this sort of thing.
I like the personal things like the article on Irma. I really like the
personal touch - some of the historical things, how it’s evolved. I always want to know what’s new.
-Mont McEwen, Manhattan Loft, UT
I like getting design ideas. I like the basic ideas of convertible furniture and futons.
-Angela, Rock Soft Futon Co, OR
Keep up the good work.
-Cory O'Brien, The Bed Mart, CA
Keep on doing what you’re doing now!
-Joe Le, Just Futons (Berkeley), CA
It’s valuable as is! More display tips, sales info (like you’re gathering here!).
-Nancy Taylor, Dream on Futon, WA
You get a lot of pubs in a month, and some you read, some you don’t – I definitely read FL. Keep everybody in touch with what is happening.
-Barbara Browning, Cheshire Furniture, NH
Good reference magazine, great info.
-Joe Garcia, Buy Rite Bedding & Furniture, ME
-Craig, Hometown Furnishings, AK
I read everything in the magazine.
-Joe Elliott, Mattress & Futon Shoppe, MI
You do a pretty good job of assessing the market and showing where things have evolved.
-John Brooks, Comfort Rest Futons & Specialty Bedrooms, VA
Change nothing about Futon Life Magazine, happy with it as is.
-Angel Ramirez, Futon World, NJ
Been in the futon business since 1987 - very happy with the magazine. Just keep the industry as the best sofa bed option. I’m always looking for something I can’t find, such as organic futons. This could be the new niche for the futon shop to stay alive.
-Carla Pelkie, Sleeping Bear Futon, NY
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