Ikea opens 2 collection points on Vancouver Island

Ikea opens 2 collection points on Vancouver Island

Home furnishing retailer Ikea is making a small move to Vancouver Island. It’s stopping short of opening up a store here, but today announced a new service for island consumers.  Skye Ryan reports

Ikea Canada has announced there are now three new collection points in British Columbia, including two on Vancouver Island.

Starting Monday, customers shopping on IKEA’s website can now have their purchases shipped to collection points in Victoria, Kelowna and Nanaimo for $79, regardless of the size or value of the purchase.

“It is going to impact us there’s no question,” said John Rogers of Nanaimo’s John’s Bedroom Barn. “Whether it’s good or bad though, for me it’s a good thing. Competition is always a good thing.”

The fee is $91 less than the average home delivery fee of $170. However, customers can still choose home delivery if they do not want to go to a collection point, with home delivery fees staying the same price.

According to IKEA Canada, the collection points are not IKEA stores and are owned by XPO, a third party service provider. Products are not available to purchase at the collection points.

In 2015, IKEA Canada said it would double in size by 2025. It plans to open new stores in new locations and introduce new formats to achieve its goal. The first new store is in Halifax, slated for fall 2017, followed by Quebec City in 2018.

Three New Collection Points
Victoria ? XPO Logistics, 6776 Old Field Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 2A3 Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
Kelowna ? XPO, 720 Evans Court, Suite 103, Kelowna, V1X 6G4 Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
Nanaimo ? XPO, 4386 Boban Drive, Nanaimo, V8T 6A7 Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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