Thursday 22 August 2019

Ikea launches nationwide delivery

IKEA (Stock photo)
IKEA (Stock photo)

Allison Bray

Now everyone in the country can have a Billy bookcase delivered to their door for a nominal fee.

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has announced a new nationwide online shopping service, effective immediately, that will allow customers to order goods online and have them delivered to their door within one to two weeks from the date of purchase.

Until now, customers would have to travel to Ikea's only store and showroom in Bally- mun, north Dublin, to buy flat-pack furniture or other household goods, or pick up their purchases at the order and collection point in Carrickmines, south Dublin.

Delivery charges range from a flat fee of €7.50 for all goods delivered anywhere in the country weighing under 25kg, to €84 for customers living further afield in counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Clare, Tipperary, and Kerry.

Those living in counties Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford, will be charged €64 for any goods weighing more than 25kg. Customers living in counties Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow will be charged €44 for goods over 25kg.

While customers will still have to assemble furniture themselves, the new service eliminates the need to come to Dublin and battle the crowds at the international chain's only store in the Republic.

Spokeswoman Claudia Marshall said: "We know accessibility, convenience and value for time are critical factors in meeting our customers' needs. Shopping online gives customers across Ireland another way to shop with Ikea and allows them to choose how and when they want to shop with us."

Irish Independent

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