Attention, Shoppers: IKEA Is Officially Not Available on Amazon Prime . . . Yet
Step away from the big, blue store!
UPDATE: IKEA has not finalized an arrangement with Amazon Prime and is working to correct the “misinformation” shoppers received last week. In a statement Monday, US Corporate Public Relations Manager Mona Liss said, “IKEA is not selling products on Amazon or any third party sites at this time. Any IKEA product on Amazon now is being sold by a reseller. IKEA has no relationship with them. Currently IKEA is only exploring other online platforms. IKEA sells its products at IKEA stores worldwide and on IKEA.com.”
A few weeks ago, IKEA teased the news that it was considering selling its wares through third party retailers online, thus eliminating the required hours-long hike through your local store, or the notoriously steep shipping costs if you don’t happen to live near one.
Now, the Swedish company has announced that it’s happening — right now. Amazon Prime users can order some IKEA items — mostly flat-packed furniture and smaller items — on amazon.com and will receive their purchases in the company’s promised two-day delivery period.
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Some items are priced higher on Amazon than they are on IKEA’s website, but, as Real Simple points out, IKEA’s higher shipping rates often even it out. When buying larger furniture, it pays to shop Amazon. For smaller items, IKEA.com is the cheaper choice.