IKEA Canada Announces New Collection Points for British Columbia residents

Launches in Victoria, Kelowna and Nanaimo will make shopping at IKEA more accessible, convenient and affordable for local residents

BURLINGTON, ON, July 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Shopping at IKEA just got more convenient today for customers in Victoria, Kelowna, and Nanaimo, British Columbia with the launch of three Collection Points.

Customers can now shop online for IKEA home furnishings and have them delivered to their selected Collection Point for only $79, regardless of the size and value of their purchase. This means they will be able to ship as little as a single sofa or as much as an entire kitchen for a flat rate and represents significant savings over the average home delivery fee of $170. Customers who wish to take advantage of home delivery can still do so, with the delivery fees remaining the same.

"Our ambition is to become more accessible to as many Canadians as possible," said IKEA Canada President Marsha Smith. "The launch of three Collection Points for British Columbia is a great way to provide our customers with a more convenient shopping experience."

The Collection Points are not IKEA stores and are owned by third party service provider XPO. While they do not have any products available for purchase, Collection Points allow IKEA to make shopping easier in markets that have been identified as having potential.

"In such a large country, it is important to offer a variety of solutions we can use to make shopping easier for Canadians," said Smith. "Launching these locations was a natural next step to make shopping online at www.IKEA.ca affordable for many more British Columbia residents."

It is IKEA's aim to make the brand more accessible and convenient for the many Canadians, through increased service offerings like Collection Points, Pick-up and order points, Click & Collect, improvements in eCommerce and customer-focused distribution. IKEA hopes to provide its customers with a positive IKEA experience in every touchpoint.

IKEA Canada is committed to having a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. IKEA has made a $10,000 to the Red Cross on behalf of the Richmond and Coquitlam IKEA stores to assist with the relief and recovery efforts connected with the wildfires in British Columbia. IKEA will also support reforestation efforts through its partnership with Tree Canada. 

In 2015, IKEA Canada announced an ambitious plan to double in size by 2025. To achieve this goal, the retailer will open new stores in new locations and also introduce some new formats over the next 10 years. The first new store on this expansion journey will be IKEA Halifax, set to open in fall 2017, followed by Quebec City in late summer 2018.

ABOUT IKEA CANADA
IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide, which are visited by 783 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, 6 Pick-up and order points and 14 Collection Points. The company also recently announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 28 million visitors to its stores and 88 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on IKEA Canada, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION POINTS:
Victoria – XPO, 2205 Keating Cross Road, Sannichton, V8M 2A5

Kelowna – XPO, 2255 Norris Road South, Kelowna, V1X 4R2

Nanaimo – XPO, 4386 Boban Drive, Nanaimo, V8T 6A7

SOURCE IKEA Canada

For further information: IKEA CANADA, Stephanie Harnett, Corporate PR Manager, IKEA Canada, Stephanie.Harnett@ikea.com, 905-637-9440 x6378

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