IKEA is launching six new 'mobile pick-up points' as part of a new agreement with Tesco Ireland.
The move will allow customers in Limerick, Galway, Cork, Waterford, Tipperary and Wexford to collect their IKEA purchases locally.
The service is available for free on orders worth over €200 and for a €15 charge on smaller orders.
It means the Swedish company now has nine mobile pick-up points around the country – having launched a pilot run of services in West Cork, Louth and Kildare back in May.
"Collaborating with Tesco Ireland to test-and-trial convenient, accessible, and affordable collection services across key locations in Ireland is a real source of pride for us,” said IKEA Ireland Market Manager Martyn Allan.
“We’re also delighted to finally be able to provide a free delivery option for customers for orders over €200.
“This partnership acknowledges the dynamic nature of the retail industry and provides an opportunity to bring IKEA closer to more people.”
IKEA's nine mobile pickup points will be located at:
- Tesco Newcastle West in Limerick
- Tesco Ballinasloe in Galway
- Tesco Youghal in Cork
- Tesco Tramore in Waterford
- Tesco Clonmel in Tipperary
- Tesco Distillery Road in Wexford
- Mitchelstown in West Cork
- Drogheda in Louth
- Naas in Kildare
The move comes after IKEA opened its latest plan and order point in Cork’s Douglas Village Shopping Centre.
The company now has four plan and order points in Ireland, in addition to its main store in Ballymun.
It is also set to open its first Customer Distribution Centre in Ireland early next year.
The company says the new 450,000 sq ft facility will create 120 jobs and will enable it to process delivery orders direct from Ireland resulting in increased product availability and reduced delivery times.
The new pickup points in Newcastle West, Ballinasloe and Youghal open tomorrow with the points in Tramore, Clonmel and Wexford opening in the coming weeks.