IKEA is trialling a furniture collection point in a Cork supermarket carpark
This could be fierce handy.
IKEA has announced it will be collaborating with Tesco in an innovative new trial allowing customers to collect their purchases from new collection points within select Tesco car parks,
The pilot, which will run for an initial period of six months, will allow customers to collect their IKEA orders for free if the order is over €200, while orders under €200 will cost €15.
Vehicles will be parked in signposted areas in the Tesco car park with operatives to hand the orders out.
The test-and-trial will be launched at the first three sites in Tesco Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Tesco Drogheda, Co. Louth, and Naas in Co. Kildare from today. A gradual rollout will see six further pilot sites go live later this year in Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Tipperary and Wexford, with another in Cork too.
When placing an order online, customers will go through the usual checkout option and select the collection service for their local Tesco. Following signage within the Tesco car parks, customers will arrive at a designated pick-up point at their chosen date and time and meet with a delivery driver who will hand their order over to them.
“Collaborating with Tesco to test-and-trial convenient, accessible, and affordable collection services across key locations in Ireland is a real source of pride for us,” said Martyn Allan, Market Manager in Ireland.
“This partnership acknowledges the dynamic nature of the retail industry and provides an opportunity to bring IKEA closer to a wider audience.”