So you are looking to purchase a standing desk in Germany? Where to start? What to look out for? There are many customization options out there. Different models. Different sizes and colors. And of course most importantly different vendors and retailers. What are the similarities? What are the ups and downs? Of course it is of utmost importance to know what you are going to mount on the desk to determine what fits you best. Follow through with reading to find out all of the above and more about buying a standing desk in Germany.
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Main online options in Germany
In our buying guides we look at what the main options are in your country. What the details are about delivery, options, availability and many more interesting criteria. This week’s pick of countries is Germany! So especially for the Germans between us this is going to be an interesting blog!
Main options for Germany
When we tick in on google the word: ‘standing desk’ as this is what we are looking for in the first place. We can see 4 sellers clearly coming up on top first in the searches: Autonomous.ai, boho-office.de, modulor.de and Fitnest.eu. We consider these your main 4 options and we will review all four of them looking at various aspects of each seller. For you to be able to decide better which one you’d like to choose your desk from.
Autonomous is a veteran in the standing desk industry with years of experience and notoriety with their well priced standing desks. As you can see they are one of the main retailers in Germany. Although we have to comment that they only have their SmartDesk Core models in 4 different table top colors and 3 frame colors. Which is generally fine, except compared to the other retailers this is a little bit on the low option side. (As an example Boho-office offers 16 table tops! 4 Table top options pale in comparison to this customizability!) The prices are relatively affordable and the only downside looking at Autonomous is their lack of customizability options and table top options. (Only one desktop size). Although their SmartDesk pro is the quietest model that we have seen so far with around 40 db of noise production which is the quietest one so far. So if this is your wish for your desk to be super quiet then Autonomous is very interesting for you to have a look at!
Also a positive side about Autonomous are their broad payment methods. From bulk orders to options to pay in terms etc. They offer discounts for bulk orders which is interesting to consider for larger customers. But for individual purchases autonomous is still considered a relatively expensive brand compared to let’s say Boho-office. Perhaps this has something to do with the huge reach that they have as they also operate in the United States and Canada (including Europe).
Boho-office is one of the biggest professional office furniture retailers in Germany (especially for standing desks)! With free delivery and competative pricing and their HUGE customizability options, they are one of the top retailers for standing desks in Germany. As you can see in the image below it is even possible to choose between 16 table top options! Which is unheard of in the standing desk industry in many countries. So customizability wise, so far Boho-office has been crowned king so far in our ‘Buying a standing desk’ series. There is not much to say, although the desks are relatively louder 55 db compared to the ones from let’s say Autonomous, although the difference in price could be an offset of that for some buyers. While some prefer a lower noise level. It all depends on your personal preferences.
There are also a huge amount of accessories available at the Boho-office shop which is interesting if you’re looking for some specific accessories or products to complete your new office set up. Because of the attractive pricing, there is more room left for customers to spend money on accessories. This is a good green flag in our book for sure. And might mean the world for some of the ones among us that are not trying to break the bank with their first standing desk purchase.
Now modular is also one of the big retailers for standing desks in Germany. So is it a real competitor to the big retailer Boho-Office? Let’s find out.
As you can see in the image below, they have a significant offering of desks! The frame options are above average: 3-different frames to choose from. But the color options for the frames are mediocre: Silver-Grey, Black and White. A big plus though is that they actually have a store in Berlin which you can visit! This distinguishes them from the other ones so far that don’t actually have a store/showroom to visit.
Perhaps this is why the prices are so high at modulor. This is also an extra cost the retailer has. But the most impressive feature by far is the 21 color options you get to choose from! 21!! That beats boho-office so far and we’ve got ourselves a new king of customizability! So if you like to have a unique color desk, modulor is the way to go! Fact of the matter is that Modulor has the most accessories thus far available as they currently certainly are the biggest office retailer we have reviewed so far.
Which makes it an attractive site to shop at as the office accessory options are plenty, although for some the high price might be a deal breaker. But if you’re a fan of exotic colours, you’ve found your match for sure!
As mentioned in the last blog, Fitnest.eu is an established online retailer originally from the Netherlands. With an outstanding quality and customer service it has many great reviews and customer feedback. Read many of the great reviews here: It is an online webshop with an assortment of various ergonomically responsible products for your office needs. Fitnest.eu takes health and ergonomic furniture seriously. And when compared as we saw to the other retailers. They are currently offering the best bang for your buck by far. Considering the capabilities of the desks they sell and performance for a relatively more attractive price!
Fitnest also offers free shipping to: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. There are many color options for the frames and sizes for the table tops. So you can customize your standing desk exactly as it works best for you! Also there is a broad choice of appropriate seating for the perfect ergonomic set-up in your office. You can pick appropriate accessories for your standing desk also on Fitnest’s site for the complete standing desk package.
You can pay by various methods like: Paypal, iDeal, SOFORT, Bancontact, Apple Pay, EPS, Giropay, Belfius Direct Net, Bank Transfer, ING Home’Pay, KBC/CBC. Which is an excellent broad spectrum of payment methods for EU-citizens. And offers a great cost-return value concerning the specifications of the tables and quality compared to price.
We hope that we have broadened your spectrum a bit concerning extra options when it comes to buying a standing desk if you’re from Germany!
Information about Autonomous.ai is taken from Autonomous’s link
Information about Boho-office.com (.de for Germany) is found at Boho-Office’s link
Information about Modulor.de is found at Modulor’s Office’s link
Information about Fitnest.eu is found at Fitnest.eu’s link
Disclaimer: Even though we own Fitnest brand, our blog posts are not meant for advertising purposes or misrepresentation of any brands. We respect and appreciate our competition. Through the articles in this blog, we hope to provide our readers with more in-depth insights, which hopefully contribute positively to your buying process. Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness and improve everyone’ ergonomic health.