TALLINN – Swedish furniture giant IKEA is scheduled to open its plan and order point in the South Estonian city of Tartu on Thursday.
The plan and order point will feature a showroom as well as a pick-up point.
In addition to planning services, customers can place orders, pick up ordered goods or order other services, such as home delivery, with the help of IKEA employees at the Tartu plan and order point.
The IKEA Tartu plan and order point is laid out on an area of almost 1,000 square meters next to the Lounakeskus shopping mall. Half of the area is dedicated to the display of kitchen and storage solutions and various services, such as consultations with the company's specialists, self-service points of planning programs, placing and issuing orders, and returning purchases.
IKEA is an international home furnishing company of Swedish origin. The company entered the Estonian market on 2019 by opening an online store. An order and pick-up center is also located in Tallinn.
The company is currently building the first large IKEA store near Tallinn. The total area of the two-storey IKEA store, which will open in the fall of 2022, is almost 30,000 square meters. There will also be a Swedish restaurant, a Swedish food market and a bistro. In total, the store will employ about 300 people.
Runikon Retail, a retail company operating under the IKEA brand, earned a profit of 4.5 million euros in Estonia last year with a revenue of 26.5 million euros.