IKEA Canada launches free Wi-Fi service in its stores
BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, IKEA Canada has announced
the launch of a free Wi-Fi service in all of its stores. The service
will make in-store shopping more convenient by providing customers with
the ability to surf the mobile version of IKEA's website or download
the IKEA Canada Shopping App, making it easier to; browse products,
scan bar codes, discover special offers, check stock availability,
create shopping lists and locate products in the self-serve warehouse.
Also, adding to the convenience, customers can now use the free Wi-Fi
service to purchase direct from a mobile device while browsing
"We are continually striving to improve our customers' shopping
experience and to service them in a more sophisticated way," says
Hilary Lloyd, VP Marketing, IKEA Canada. "We know our customers are
constantly connected and we are now making it more convenient for them
to shop and navigate our stores using their mobile devices."
Customers will also be able to download the digital version of the new
2015 IKEA Catalogue or the Catalogue App right from the IKEA showroom.
By accessing the Catalogue's extended digital content, customers will
be able to explore inspirational image galleries, 360° views,
slideshows and the "place in your room" feature.
Customers can connect to IKEA Canada's Wi-Fi easily via a quick
connection. If a customer's device is Wi-Fi enabled, the connection
screen will appear automatically or customers can open a browser on
their mobile device and select "IKEA Wi-Fi" as their connection option.
Customers will automatically re-connect to IKEA's Wi-Fi with follow-up
Wi-Fi has rolled out to the IKEA stores in the Greater Toronto Area this
week and will launch across the rest of Canada over the next month.
IKEA has rolled out its free Wi-Fi service globally to more than 220
About IKEA Canada:
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 342 stores in 42
countries worldwide, which are visited by 776 million people every
year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores which are visited by over 25 million
people every year. Last year the IKEA.com websites attracted 1.1
billion visitors. 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, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.
SOURCE: IKEA Canada
For further information:
National Public Relations Manager