Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bringing IKEA to Canberra

Here's a little something sure to make a large portion of Canberrans I know rather ecstatic... a new service to male Ikea accessible to Canberra...
Bring it Home - you love Ikea, we bring it home.

"Frustrated at the thought of Ikea never opening its doors in Canberra, best friends Michael and Loyzek decided there must be a way to bring Ikea products to Canberra.

While they loved the stylish and budget friendly cost of Ikea products, travelling from Canberra to Sydney to buy Ikea products made Ikea shopping very time consuming and expensive."
"Ikea is a 'cash and carry' business so it meant that they couldn't order online and they needed to travel to Sydney to pay for the products. If they purchased bulky items like furniture, and didn't have a large enough vehicles available they were up for hefty charges for delivery."
So Michael and Loyzek came up with the idea to provide an affordable, door-to-door delivery service for Canberrans that love Ikea, saving them time and money.

The first Ikea trip goes on December 13, just in time for Christmas! Woohoo! Order online here.

Brilliant, now off to make my list and check it twice!

8 comments:

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Yay! But boo! as I was thinking of arranging bus day trips to IKEA on one of those little buses with the trailer out the back for all the loot...

Oh well, I'm off to check them out and blog about them as well

:-)

Emma Davidson said...

I think the bus trip idea could work well too. There are people who would prefer to actually shop in IKEA personally rather than choosing from a catalogue. Sometimes things that look great in print are not so well-built when you see them up close, or perhaps the colour isn't quite what you're looking for, or perhaps you just want the opportunity to make a few impulse purchases...

JustJess said...

Fantastic ideas, both of them. I still dream of the Scandinavian Super Store coming here permanently though...

Anonymous said...

I still like SS's idea!! Last time we were there i went mad in the foodhall. They even have themed dinners on Thursday night. Last one was an all you can eat crayfish. I dream about ikea coming to Canberra too!

origami said...

IKEA! yay! but I actually like the bus trip idea better, I'm such a fan of impulse buying. =)

Libby said...

You are so quick! My husband just sent me the link. We are definitley making a list. We've been trying to organise ourselves to Ikea for the last 3 months. Your blog is brilliant by the way.

Trixie Jones said...

That is awesome! Getting ourselves to Ikea is always a challenge and we only live an hour away ;)

kris said...

UNNNRRREEEEEAAAALLLLLL!!!!!

I'm so glad I'm not the only one dreaming about Ikea... do you think we could get a petition together and have them do twice yearly warehouse style visits? I'm an impulse buyer too and I'm sure that would make them enough money that it would be worth it...