It’s time, budol besties!
If you’re a home buddy like us who has been impatiently staring at your screens, then rise up because the day has finally come: IKEA Philippines has officially opened their 24/7 online store on Wednesday, October 3.
“After several weeks of learning from our test-run, we are glad that we are now accessible to more Filipinos,” said store manager Georg Platzer. “We are very excited to be part of the lives of the many people in the Philippines and share in their dreams of a better life at home.”
Last month, IKEA Philippines announced the advanced launch of the webstore that only let in a limited capacity of customers as a way of testing the waters. After its initial test run, IKEA pleaded to their loyal patrons to extend their patience after they hit some snags, specifically in truck deliveries.
But now, the online furniture shop is finally in full swing. This means that customers can now add as many must-have home furnishings to their carts as their hearts desire. All they have to do is register for an IKEA account on the online store, choose their product preferences, fill up their carts, and proceed to check-out. Currently, IKEA accepts all major credit cards and GCash for payment.
Be reminded that the online store account is different from the IKEA Family Club account. Consider the latter as the Swedish furniture store’s loyalty system where you could get access to IKEA’s latest rewards, promotions, benefits, and top-tier customer experiences.
Do note that only orders whose total weight falls below 30 kilograms in weight or 1.8 meters in length and height can qualify as parcel orders; anything over these specifications will have to be counted as a truck delivery order. Parcel delivery starts at P170, while truck delivery starts at P550. Additional charges apply if there is no lift access at your specified address.
Alternatively, you can opt to pick up your order via the “click & collect” option. For P400, you can select from four pick-up locations in each of the four quadrants of Metro Manila: Calzada Tipas in Taguig City in the east; Lawang Bato in Valenzuela City in the west; Sabrina Compoun in Parañaque City in the south; and Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon in Novaliches, Quezon City in the north.
You can check out IKEA’s complete catalog here.