IKEA, a furniture and home furnishing retailer from Sweden, recently held the opening ceremony for its Pick-up & order point in Phuket, offering the many people in Phuket and in the south of Thailand easier access to IKEA’s furniture and home furnishing solutions. The ceremony, which took place at Bypass Biz Town Phuket, was presided over by Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongthada along with Boon Yongsakul, Chairman of Boat Development Co.,Ltd; Mr. Mike King, Retail Manager of IKEA Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand, and a number of distinguished guests from Phuket.
Mr. Takurng Banjongruk, Store manager of the Pick-up & order point in Phuket, said, “Phuket has considerable consumer purchasing power and consistent business growth while its real estate and tourism sectors are expanding. Accordingly, home decorations show signs of increasing demand. A company survey revealed that many people from Phuket have come to shop at IKEA Bangna, travelling between the store and their homes in Phuket. As a result, IKEA decided to open our first Pick-up & order point in Phuket to match our customers’ needs and provide greater convenience. They can pick up the products five days after the order date, with a tremendous reduction in travelling time and cost. Customers in Phuket can order every product available at IKEA Bangna (except live trees) with the same after-sale services, and can also enjoy Swedish-style food and desserts. Our target group is both Thais and foreigners who love decorating and want to make their homes a better place for living. This is in line with IKEA’s vision – to create a better everyday life for the many people.”
The Pick-up & order point, located at Bypass Biz Town on Chalermprakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 Road, has a total area of 2,615 square meters with an investment of over 175 million baht.
It is the first of its kind in Asia and the 21st in the world.
To shop at Pick-up & order point is easy, and customers only need to follow three simple steps:
1. Browse through hundreds of furnishing ideas in the IKEA catalogue or find the furniture on the IKEA website. Customers can even create a shopping list on the website or the IKEA Store app before visiting the IKEA Pick-up & order point.
2. Simply visit the IKEA Pick-up & order point in Phuket to place an order and arrange the pick-up date. A 200 baht picking fee per transaction will be applied.
3. Collect the items at the IKEA Pick-up & order point five days after placing the order or use the delivery service. A delivery fee will be applied according to the distance from the Pick-up & order point to customer‘s preferred location. The fee starts from 590 baht.
There are now 21 IKEA Pick-up & order points in nine countries around the world including Thailand, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Norway, Finland, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the United Arab Emirates. The Pick-up & order point in Phuket demonstrates IKEA’s approach to enable many people greater access to wide range of well-designed, affordable, and functional home furnishing solutions.