IKEA, the well-known furniture giant, is set to launch six new mobile pick-up points across Ireland as part of its expansion plans. These pick-up points will be located in various locations across Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford. The company has partnered with Tesco Ireland for this venture, and the three new sites will be launched on Friday, August 4th, in Tesco stores in Youghal, Cork, Newcastle West, Limerick, and Ballinasloe, Galway. The pick-up points will be situated in the car parks of these supermarkets. This move follows a successful pilot run of three locations in Mitchelstown, Cork, Drogheda, Louth, and Nass, Kildare, which opened in May. Three additional sites are also planned to go live in the coming weeks in Tesco Tramore, Waterford, Clonmel, Tipperary, and Distillery Road, Wexford.
Customers will have the option to select the collection service for their local Tesco when placing an order online. They will then be directed to a designated pick-up point in the Tesco car park on their chosen date and time. At the pick-up point, a delivery driver will hand over their order. This partnership with Tesco Ireland will provide customers with a convenient way to collect their IKEA orders.
Earlier this year, IKEA announced the opening of its first Customer Distribution Centre in west Dublin. This 450,000 square foot facility is set to open early next year and will create 120 jobs. The centre will allow IKEA to process online orders directly from Ireland, improving product availability for customers. In addition to this new facility, IKEA has also opened a plan and order point in Cork’s Douglas Village Shopping Centre, making it the fourth location in Ireland within the past 12 months. There are plans to open more locations by the end of the year, adding to the existing ones in Drogheda, Naas, and St. Stephen’s Green.
Martyn Allan, Market Manager in Ireland for IKEA, expressed his pride in collaborating with Tesco Ireland for the collection services. He also mentioned that the company is delighted to offer free delivery for orders over €200. Arlene Maguire, Head of Property Acquisitions and Asset Management at Tesco Ireland, expressed her pleasure in expanding the partnership with IKEA and highlighted the convenience it offers to customers who can now pick up their IKEA orders while doing their weekly shopping.
This expansion of pick-up points and the opening of a new Customer Distribution Centre in Dublin demonstrates IKEA’s commitment to improving its services and product availability for customers in Ireland. With the convenience of pick-up points in Tesco stores, customers can now easily collect their orders while completing their regular grocery shopping. This partnership between IKEA and Tesco Ireland is a significant step forward for both companies and is sure to benefit customers across the country.