Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Maybe you like Ikea's products but you're in one of these situations:
- There's no Ikea near you.
- You're just not equipped to haul the stuff home.
And Ikea's shipping charges may not be your idea of reasonable. And waiting around for the delivery isn't a joy, either.
Well, there may be a local business designed to help! Here's a sampling of the services available.
ModerNash serves the residents of Nashville, Tennessee by picking up their orders from the Atlanta store and bringing them to Nashville. They'll also handle returns for you, and do assembly work if you wish. [via Springwise]
And a number of companies provide services to New York City residents. Ikea Delivery Alternative meets you at Ikea and takes you and your purchases back home. They also offer a service where they drive you to Ikea, too. Furniture assembly is also available. [via Apartment Therapy] Ikearun offers shop, deliver and assembly services to New York and New Jersey; they'll also handle purchases from Home Depot and Staples. And Ikea Delivery Service New York is a third option.
In the UK, Flatpack Brighton provides Ikea shopping, delivery and assembly services. East Midland Flatpack offers similar services, dealing with Ikea Nottingham. For London, there's CapitalFlatpack.
In Spain, Flatpaxia serves the Costa Brava and Costa Calida, providing Ikea shopping, delivery, and assembly services. Don Campo provides similar services in Andalucia.
And over in China, Kea was providing a shop-and-deliver service back in 2006.
Ikea: Love It or Hate It?
The Ikea Experience
[photo by pinkbelt / P.B. Rage]