// Ikea will expand its home assembly service across 27 UK sites to help “busy” customers
// At least 6 locations will have the service made available to them by the end of January
// The service is in partnership with online marketplace TaskRabbit
Ikea has announced it is expanding its home assembly service across 27 sites in the UK in a bid to offer customers a more convenient shopping experience.
The Swedish DIY giant said the service will be launched across six new locations – Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Gateshead, Southampton and Exeter – at the end of this month.
The service is in partnership with online marketplace TaskRabbit, and will be made available both online and in-store.
Ikea aims to help customers with needs ranging from furniture assembly and wall mounting to minor home repairs.
“We know that increasingly, people are living extremely busy lives, so we want to make things easier for them by offering affordable and convenient services, like TaskRabbit,” Ikea UK & Ireland customer fulfilment manager Daniel Lundholm said.
“Expanding TaskRabbit means that more people across the UK can have their furniture built when they want, at high quality and at a low price, giving them more time to spend with their loved ones.”
This announcement follows Ikea’s plans to open a unique new small store format in Hammersmith, West London in 2021.
Ikea’s property arm, Ingka Centres, bought Kings Mall Shopping Centre earlier this month for £170 million to press ahead with its strategy to develop mixed-use sites around urban stores.