Wish there was an IKEA on Vancouver Island? Well, your dream hasn’t come true yet, but we just got the next best thing.
The massive Swedish furniture company has announced new Collection Points in Victoria, Kelowna, and Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Collection Points give Islanders easier access to IKEA’s online store. Customers can now shop online for home furnishings and have them delivered to their selected Collection Point for only $79, regardless of the size and value of their purchase.
You can now ship a single sofa or an entire kitchen for the same flat rate. Just pick your order up from the collection point and get those Allen keys spinning!
Customers can still order home delivery for the same delivery fees as usual.
“Our ambition is to become more accessible to as many Canadians as possible,” said IKEA Canada President Marsha Smith. “The launch of three Collection Points for British Columbia is a great way to provide our customers with a more convenient shopping experience.”
Not IKEA Stores, But Maybe One Day…
The Collection Points are not IKEA stores. They’re actually owned by the third party service provider XPO.
But in the company’s press release today, they said the following:
“While they do not have any products available for purchase, Collection Points allow IKEA to make shopping easier in markets that have been identified as having potential.”
If you add that “having potential” quote to IKEA’s plans to double in size by 2025, it doesn’t take a super sleuth to figure out that Victoria could be a top candidate for the next massive blue box store.
Three New Collection Points:
- 6776 Oldfield Road, Saanichton, V8M 2A5
- Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
- 2255 Norris Road South, Kelowna, V1X 4R2
- Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
- 4386 Boban Drive, Nanaimo, V8T 6A7
- Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.