Collection Point makes shopping at IKEA more accessible, convenient and affordable for Saskatoon residents
BURLINGTON, ON, Sept. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - IKEA Canada is announcing today the next step in its journey to become more accessible to the many Canadians with the launch of a Collection Point in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Located at Dynamex, 3275 Miners Road, customers can now shop online for IKEA home furnishings and have them delivered to the Collection Point for only $79, regardless of the size and value of their purchase. This represents significant savings over the previous average home delivery fee of $170 and will also reduce delivery times. For customers who would still like to have their products delivered to their home, delivery fees and shipping times will remain the same.
"The Saskatoon Collection Point allows IKEA to immediately provide our customers with a more affordable shopping experience," said David McCabe, Acting President, IKEA Canada.
The Collection Point is not an IKEA store and is owned by a third party service provider. While it does 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 penetrate markets in relevant and economical ways," said McCabe. "Saskatoon is a natural next step in our plan to grow the IKEA brand in Canada."
Saskatoon is home to the country's second Collection Point. The first opened in Halifax in July 2016. In 2015, IKEA Canada announced an ambitious plan to become a true coast-to-coast retailer and double its presence by 2025. Part of this plan was opening six Pick-up and order point locations in southern Ontario and Quebec City. The company also announced a new, full-size IKEA store for Halifax, scheduled to open in Fall 2017.
The goal of becoming truly accessible includes an expansion of online shopping options. IKEA is working hard to enhance its online options and recently announced it would begin accepting PayPal as a form of online payment.
About IKEA Canada
IKEA is a leading home furnishing retailer with 375 stores in more than 50 countries worldwide, which are visited by 884 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, Pick-up and order points in Quebec City and southern Ontario and Collection Points in Halifax and Saskatoon. The company also plans to open a 13th store in Halifax, Nova Scotia in late 2017. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 25 million visitors to its stores and 75 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943, the IKEA 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: Stephanie Kerr, Corporate Press Officer, IKEA Canada, 905-637-9440 ext. 6378, [email protected]