Swedish company IKEA, which may 14, officially announced the release of the Ukrainian market, plans to gradually increase the number of available solutions and accessories for the home to 6 thousand units. It is more than one and a half times more than at the time of entering into the country.
This was at the request of UKRINFORM said in representation of the company in Ukraine.
“We begin with 3,600 articles covering all series and styles of our range. But plan to gradually increase the number of available solutions and accessories for the home, and eventually to reach about 6,000 items,” said IKEA.
However, IKEA did not give the date when you plan to resume taking orders, which was stopped due to the large number of applications.
“The interest in our products in the Ukrainian market significantly exceeded expectations, and the number of orders per day several times exceeded forecasts, so for the first few days of the start of sales, we ran out of slots for delivery and for issuing orders. We do our best to resume the activity of the site as quickly as possible, and as soon as this becomes possible we’ll inform you immediately,” said the company.
As reported, IKEA, which may 14, officially announced the release of the Ukrainian market, has suspended accepting new orders due to the large number of applications on 26 may.
Now the company is placing an order through the online store. However, soon it is planned to open a store in one of the shopping malls. Appropriate lease agreement has been signed with Blockbuster Mall. However, as the company said, it will be one of the first stores in an urban format IKEA in the world. The main features of these stores are smaller shopping area, located in the centre of cities to better match the requirements of consumers, to become more accessible and convenient.
The intention to enter the Ukrainian market, IKEA has announced the end of 2017. This decision was due to the high demand for affordable products and solutions for home in Ukraine, and also the company’s desire to change the everyday life of many Ukrainians.
September 2017 – IKEA has taken a business decision to enter the Ukrainian market
December 2017 – the company announced plans to enter the Ukrainian market
Spring 2018 – IKEA defined a store format that is best suited for the Ukrainian market: shop new city format (city store)
Summer 2018 – starts the process of concluding agreements with key partners
June 2019 – IKEA began an extensive campaign of recruitment in the city format store in Kiev.