Some people like shopping at IKEA. These people are weird and should be treated with suspicion. For everyone else, the Swedish bric-a-brac juggernaut is finally launching an online delivery service in Australia. Here are the available locations and prices.
Shopping in a full-size IKEA complex makes me feel like the Man In Black from Westworld - obsessively searching for a solution to the "maze" while contemplating the bloody murder of everyone who crosses my path.
Thankfully, the launch of IKEA's online delivery service means I'll soon be able to buy its furniture from the comfort of my own home. As reported by news.com.au, customers can now order online and either collect in store or receive home delivery - with prices starting at $79.
Currently, the service is only available in the ACT, with plans to expand the delivery service to regional locations. As you'd expect, the delivery fee depends on your location in relation to the store and the size of the goods you've purchased which are divided into three "bands". Prices start at $79.
Rather cheekily, IKEA is also charging $20 for click-and-collect purchases which seems far too high to us. Unless you're extremely time-poor, it makes far more sense to walk into the store and pick it up yourself. (Just ring up beforehand to check that the item you want is in stock.)
If you don't live in the ACT, it's still possible to get your stuff home delivered - how else do you think people get their beds and tables out of the store? Here are the current locations and prices:
IKEA Homebush Bay
IKEA Marsden Park
IKEA North Lakes
See also: Top 15 Geekiest IKEA Hacks