Ikea to open new pick-up-points in Canada
Ikea Canada is planning to expand its operations with the opening of first two pick-up-points in London and Quebec City.
Scheduled to be opened in late 2015, the proposed pick-up-points will allow its customers who have shopped online or at an Ikea store to pick up their products closer to where they live, while reducing delivery times and costs.
The pick-up-points will also allow the customers to buy services to support their purchases, sit at a computer station to make online purchases, as well as offer access to 99 products available for immediate takeaway.
Each point will employ close to 25 people.
IKEA Canada president Stefan Sjöstrand said: "The Pick-Up-Points allow IKEA to expand quickly into markets that have been identified as having potential, resulting in consumers having easier access to our products.
"We are continually reviewing expansion opportunities in Canada and consider both London and Quebec City as key markets for expansion.
"We look forward to serving these markets and are confident that we will have a positive impact on the communities through job creation and service contracts."
Source: home furniture and houseware