The ottoman arrived in record time. The only assembly required was to put the legs on and I realized that I didn't even have to do that if I didn't want to. It looks good either way. There weren't any marks, tears or anything wrong with it. It is a little hard if it is something you want to sit on, but I'm using it more as a centerpiece to a small den of which I have a tray and some accessories on. It works out just lovely for me.