IKEA is a Swedish-based furniture and home furnishings store that was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943. The company has locations in 41 countries and is known for its low-priced merchandise, enormous selection, and the 'some assembly required' nature of its furniture. IKEA seasonal sales and value-priced promotions will help you save big on home furnishing needs.
Visiting an IKEA store is a truly exciting event. The size alone dwarfs most other traditional furniture stores and lends itself to a pleasant, stress-free shopping experience. It is stress-free because, unlike many traditional furniture stores, there are no salespeople who pounce on customers and follow them around the store to pressure them into buying something.
The stores also feature restaurants, childcare and small grocery sections in addition to furniture. These amenities are great for those who plan to spend an extended period in the store and don't want hunger or tired children to hasten their departure.
The IKEA products themselves include almost every imaginable home furnishing need conceivable. There is obviously furniture, but they also have appliances, flooring, bedding, lighting, dinnerware, kitchen tools, artwork, and much more.
As to the furniture, it is divided into various departments, each having a wide variety of items, and there are also sample rooms to view which show customers what a particular type of room(e.g., a family room) might look like when fully furnished. The furniture is stylish, well-built, and is very affordable due in part to the need for the consumer to assemble it.
To purchase a piece of furniture at IKEA, a customer must write down the part number on a store-provided checklist. At the end of the showroom section of the store and before the checkout area, there is a warehouse section where all the furniture is located. The customer simply finds the number of the product desired and puts it in his/her cart to take to checkout. Once purchased, there is a loading area just outside the store where products can easily be transferred from cart to vehicle.
As most warehouse locations are far from the city center, do browse our IKEA deals and coupons beforehand in order to better plan out your shopping experience.