A senior executive with a wealth of experience in mattress sales, Edwin Shoffner has served as the president of Mattress Wholesale since 2010 and the president of Mattress by Appointment since 2013. An innovator in the retail sector, Edwin Shoffner holds a US patent on an invention in the field of automated purchasing.
Mr. Shoffner’s invention allows consumers to physically evaluate various products and then helps the consumers select their preferred product online and purchase that product through an e-commerce platform. Mr. Shoffner’s patent describes an automated purchasing system that incorporates an interactive stand that allows a customer to search and find products to evaluate and purchase.
This stand aids in the buying process by providing a hierarchy of favored goods that are ordered according to popularity. In the wake of a sale, customer purchase information transmits first to a call center and then to a distribution center for prompt product shipment.