The retailer's first two Pick-Up-Point locations have been announced
BURLINGTON, ON, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - IKEA Canada has announced that they have secured locations for their first two Pick-Up-Points in London and Quebec City. They will be located at 3198 Wonderland Rd S, London and 3111 Avenue Watt, Quebec City. The locations, slated to open late 2015, will allow customers who have shopped online or at an IKEA store to pick up their products closer to where they live. Customers will also be able to buy services to support their purchases, sit at a computer station to browse www.IKEA.ca to make online purchases, as well as having access to 99 products available for immediate takeaway. IKEA currently has 12 stores across Canada and sees a great growth potential in opening Pick-Up-Points, whose format is part of a global test pilot, in markets where there are currently no stores.
"The ambition is to make IKEA more accessible to the many Canadians." says Stefan Sjöstrand, President, IKEA Canada. "The Pick-Up-Points allow IKEA to expand quickly into markets that have been identified as having potential, resulting in consumers having easier access to our products."
Consumers will have the opportunity to interact with the IKEA brand in smart new and convenient ways. The Pick-Up-Point locations will reduce delivery times and costs for customers at the same time as delivering inspiration and services. The locations will feature a home furnishing inspiration areas as well as stations to support customers with their planning process.
"We are continually reviewing expansion opportunities in Canada and consider both London and Quebec City as key markets for expansion." continues Sjöstrand. "We look forward to serving these markets and are confident that we will have a positive impact on the communities through job creation and service contracts."
IKEA will be hiring roughly 20-25 co-workers per location. The new co-workers will be welcomed into an engaging environment with a strong focus on people and their professional growth.
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 361 stores in more than 50 countries worldwide, which are visited by 821 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 1.6 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