IKEA, founded in the year 1943 by then-teenager Ingvar Kamprad, is a multinational company that deals in furniture sets and other essential household goods. The brand is present in more than 50 countries worldwide as of today. IKEA is one of the leading wood consumers in the retail sector and accounts for a large percentage of wood being used. Currently headquartered in Delft, Netherlands, Ikea has been the world’s largest furniture retailer since the year 2006. The remarkable consistency in IKEA’s success can be attributed to many factors that include the cost-cutting measures, operational techniques, and innovations over the years. In this article we will discuss the most frequently asked question, i.e does IKEA deliver to apartments?
IKEA is famous for delivering furniture sets in disjointed forms, for ease of transportation. These furniture sets can easily be assembled by the customers. IKEA will deliver to a variety of locations, including houses, apartments on the higher floors, office complexes, etc. as long as there is enough room for the delivery executives.
Delivery to apartments:
The answer to this question is a resounding YES. The delivery executives would have no complaints whatsoever, provided they can navigate their pathway without any blockages. IKEA delivery executives are known to be very co-operative and they may as well go beyond their means to ensure that the delivery has been made satisfactorily. No extra charges are required after the initial payment has been made.
Expected delivery time:
On their website, IKEA claims that most of their delivery will be made within 48 hours of someone placing an order at the company. However, the delivery time may vary depending on the availability of the product at the warehouse and the distance of the recipient’s address from the nearest store. If someone wishes to have their furniture assembled as well, then, that process might take some further time.
Return of products:
Consumers can opt to return their products if they find the service/products delivered to them to be unsatisfactory. The return process is fairly simple but one needs to go to the nearest store in-person and submit the return request. After the original purchase has been verified, IKEA moves ahead with the return procedure. In this case, it may take a little longer for the refunds to be processed.
This is an area where IKEA has received many complaints and talks have been ongoing to bring in a policy where users can opt to return their products right from the comfort of their own homes.
In this article, we have seen that the delivery executives at IKEA are well-trained to deliver to apartments and office complexes, however high they may be, provided that there is sufficient space for them to navigate the products. The delivery service provided by IKEA is highly appreciated by the customers and there have hardly been any complaints over the years. Sometimes, IKEA may use third-party service providers to handle the delivery process, while the assembly part would be handled by the experts, i.e., only if customers wish to have their furniture assembled by the experts at the company.
Frequently Asked Questions:
We took a look at some of the most asked questions on the internet about IKEA and its products/services offered. In this section, a few of the most important questions have been compiled along with the relevant answers.
Question. What does IKEA stand for?
When the company was set up in the year 1943, Ingvar Kamprad came up with an acronym for the company’s name. The initials ‘I’ and ‘K’ were taken from the founder’s name. The ‘E’ in IKEA stands for Elmtaryd (the farm name where the founder used to live), and the ‘A’ for Agunnaryd (founder’s hometown). There have been a number of changes in the logo of the brand before it settled for the present one. All of the logos of the company are said to be designed with some Swedish reference.
Question. How much does IKEA charge for delivery?
IKEA’s charges for delivering furniture usually depend on many factors including the size of the delivery, the distance from the distribution center, and the type of delivery process. Customers also have the option of having their furniture sets assembled by the experts at the company. And the charges for this service usually vary in the range of $50 – $300.
Question. Can I get a job at IKEA?
IKEA conducts a hiring drive one or two times a year, depending on the number of vacancies at any time. The interview is quite a lengthy one and usually is made up of three rounds – telephonic interview, physical interview at the offices, and the final phase. IKEA provides great facilities to all of its employees in terms of learning and career growth. IKEA has also been featured many times in the ‘Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work In’ list, a good indication of the company’s reputation among its employees.