IKEA to launch NT presence but Swedish meatballs won’t be coming
TERRITORY bargain hunters may soon be IKEA shopping as the Swedish furnishings giant is believed to be about to launch its online Click and Collect service in the NT.
An official announcement will be made on Monday about an IKEA presence and while there won’t be a physical store in Darwin or anywhere else in the Territory, it is understood the arrival of the online shopping and home delivery service would mean local shoppers would be able to pick up their IKEA items at a local pick-up point after they’ve been delivered by a freight company.
IKEA has recently rolled out the online model in north Queensland and it is expected there will be an IKEA depot/ warehouse in Darwin.
IKEA are remaining tightlipped about the full nature of its Monday announcement but the company’s e-commerce platform is also being offered in other small population centres in Tasmania and the ACT.
North Queensland was one of the first places in Australia to get IKEA online shopping access and when it announced its arrival it said the service would be rolled out nationally.
The IKEA Click and Collect service allows shoppers to order online and within a week customers can go to a depot and pick up the goods at a time that suits. IKEA has previously made it clear that, for the time being, it is only focusing on the Click and Collect solution in regional areas.