Shoppers can collect online IKEA orders from Tesco stores in Limerick, Galway, Cork, Waterford, Tipperary and Wexford.
IKEA is launching six new mobile pick-up points, located within select Tesco carparks, which allows customers to collect their IKEA order for free on orders over €200 or €15 for orders below €200.
Three new sites will be launching in Tesco stores in Newcastle West in Limerick, Ballinasloe in Galway and Youghal in Cork from today (4 August).
“This partnership acknowledges the dynamic nature of the retail industry and provides an opportunity to bring IKEA closer to more people”
A gradual rollout will see three further sites go live in the coming weeks in Tesco Tramore in Waterford, Clonmel in Tipperary and Distillery Road in Wexford.
In May, IKEA announced a pilot run of three mobile pick-up points located in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Drogheda, Co. Louth, and Naas in Co. Kildare. This collaboration represents a significant milestone in IKEA’s commitment to investing and expanding its presence in Ireland.
Click and collect
“Collaborating with Tesco Ireland 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 Allen, market manager for IKEA in Ireland.
“We’re also delighted to finally be able to provide a free delivery option for customers for orders over €200. This partnership acknowledges the dynamic nature of the retail industry and provides an opportunity to bring IKEA closer to more people.”
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 carparks, 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.
The collection allows customers to pick-up their IKEA orders for free if the order is over €200, while orders under €200 will cost €15. Customers will be able to pick-up their IKEA order from a designated area within their local Tesco car park.
“We’re pleased to expand our partnership with IKEA Ireland to introduce new pick-up points in more of our car parks across the country,” explained Arlene Maguire, head of Property Acquisitions and Asset Management at Tesco in Ireland.
“Some months into this partnership, we are seeing just how convenient this offering is for customers, who are pairing picking up their IKEA order with doing their weekly shop or picking up their Click + Collect order.”
Earlier this year, IKEA unveiled its first Customer Distribution Centre in west Dublin. The 450,000 square foot facility, set to open in early next year, will create 120 jobs and enable IKEA to process online orders directly from Ireland, resulting in increased product availability and significantly reduced delivery times.
In addition to the new facility, IKEA has opened its latest plan and order point in Cork’s Douglas Village Shopping Centre, marking the fourth IKEA plan and order point to open in Ireland within the past 12 months. The new facility will join the existing locations in Drogheda, Naas, and St. Stephen’s Green, with more planned to open by the end of the year.