IKEA Canada opens plan and order concept store in Boisbriand
BOISBRIAND, Quebec – IKEA Canada, this country’s second largest furniture retailer, has opened its first of what is a yet unknown number of ‘plan and order points’ in this community on the North Shore of Montreal. A second is set to open in Kitchener later this year.
In a statement, the company said the ‘plan and order’ point is a new concept for the Canadian market designed to inspire and support customers who are looking to plan, order and purchase complex home furnishings for the kitchen, bath, bedroom and living room with the help of one of its sales associates.
There are currently 30 or so of these new concept stores in operation around the globe in cities such as Copenhagen, Berlin, Stockholm, and Tokyo.
The first Canadian ‘plan and order’ point is in this city’s Faubourg Boisbriand shopping centre, adjacent to Linen Chest and Home Sense. The retailer believes it will be a convenient and inspiring destination for residents looking to enjoy the IKEA design experience and expertise closer to home.
The Boisbriand facility will operate by appointment only for a more personalized experience. It will also showcase a curated selection of relevant home furnishing solutions for customers to touch and try. IKEA products or food will not be available for immediate takeaway.
“Life at home continues to evolve and Canadians are eager to optimize their spaces and create functional homes for their changing needs," said Eri Mathy, country business development manager for IKEA Canada. “Opening our first plan and order point in Boisbriand is an important step to meet this growing need and deliver an IKEA experience that is more accessible and convenient to the many people in the Greater Montreal Area.”
Mathy said the plan and order point is a space for customers to connect with friendly and knowledgeable IKEA specialists to create custom home furnishing packages that fulfill their individual needs. Purchases made can be delivered directly to the customer’s home or picked up at local IKEA pick-up locations.
Regular store hours will be Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 6pm; Thursday and Friday from 10am to 9pm; as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
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