Cleveland Baby Furniture Store Rated Among Best in the Nation

Baby Tyme Furniture receives five-star rating from independent evaluator Baby Product Experts.

Online PR News – 18-September-2012 – North Olmsted, Ohio – Akron-based Baby Tyme Furniture received the highest rating possible from an independent evaluator responsible for ranking baby furniture stores nationwide. Both Baby Tyme Furniture stores located in Akron and Cleveland were awarded five out five stars by Baby Product Experts (BPE.) BPE’s main goal is to educate the consumer about baby safety, baby products and BPE stores through their website,

“Receiving the five-star rating is such an honor,” said Baby Tyme Furniture co-owner Tonya Derrig. “It speaks to our knowledge and how we go above and beyond to communicate that expertise to our customers.”

Baby Product Experts is an independent evaluator that provides assistance to expecting parents as they select furniture, accessories, gear and other products. Nationwide, approximately 240 stores participate in the rating program. According to BPE, only the top independent specialty stores are invited to participate in the program.

For a store to be Baby Product Experts Certified, it must be “mystery shopped” and evaluated by an independent representative who is familiar with the juvenile products industry. Stores are graded in five categories that include phone etiquette, store appearance, associate greeting, product knowledge and customer service. Only stores that receive a minimum three-star rating can be certified as a Baby Product Experts store.

“The rating gives us credibility,” said Derrig. “It lets shoppers know that we’ve been evaluated by a third-party source and we meet strict standards of excellence.”

The company’s original store opened in Akron in 1989 and has received a rating from Baby Products Experts for the last three years. Their newest location in Cleveland has been open for less than a year, but Derrig says their tradition of no-pressure furniture education and selling helped them earn the rating. According to the BPE website, Baby Tyme Furniture is the only baby furniture store in northeast Ohio to be awarded their five-star rating.

About Baby Tyme Furniture: Founded in 1989, Baby Tyme Furniture offers a wide selection of crib bedding, unique accessories and quality furniture for a baby's nursery. All of the baby furniture at their Cleveland and Akron locations is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA.)

About Baby Products Experts: Baby Product Experts evaluates hundreds of locally-owned and operated baby and juvenile product stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their goal is to educate the consumer about baby safety, baby products and BPE stores. Stores that carry the BPE certified seal provide the value, selection and expert assistance consumers need and expect when shopping for furniture, accessories, gear and other products.