Ikea launches buyback program: swap old desks and tables for vouchers
The kea buyback program is now operational, with customers having the option of returning old or unwanted furniture to stores in exchange for vouchers.
These range from 30 to 50 percent of the purchase price and have no expiration date.
Products eligible for the program, which has been delayed by the pandemic, include dressers, desks, bookcases, tables and chairs.
Ikea will resell the furniture from its circular hubs, formerly known as the bargain corner.
For example, a Mörbylånga oak veneer dining table costs £ 499, so if a customer returns it in ‘like new’ condition, they can expect a voucher of £ 249. When it comes to the list of second-hand items for sale, Ikea says the margins will be between 16-32%, so in this case, customers could pick the near-perfect table between £ 289 and £ 329. from the circular hub in the store.
Customers can estimate the value of the furniture they wish to return with Ikea. online tool. It determines the value of the voucher available based on the answers to five short questions on topics such as category and condition. The products are also inspected when you bring them back to the store.
All large stores across the UK will participate in the program, while Ikea Greenwich and Tottenham are among those testing ‘pre-liked labels’ attached to second-hand items with a short paragraph on their history and where they have been. back from.
“Thanks to Buy Back, we hope to integrate circular consumption; making it easier to acquire, maintain and pass on products by customers in a circular fashion, ”says Peter Jelkeby, National Distribution Director and Head of Sustainability at Ikea UK & Ireland.
“As we move towards our goal of becoming fully circular and climate positive by 2030, we will continue to take bold steps to ensure that by then all Ikea products will be made from renewable materials,” recyclable and / or recycled; and they will be designed to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured or recycled. ”
What is included in the buyback program?
All dressers, office drawer cabinets, small structures with drawers, displays, sideboards
- Bookcases and shelves
- Small tables
- Multimedia furniture
- Dining tables and desks
- Chairs and stools without padding
- Children’s products (excluding baby products)
- PAX Accessories
What is excluded from the buyback program?
- Garden furniture
- All items including glass
- Kitchens, worktops and cupboards included
- PAX wardrobes
- Baby products such as cots, mattresses and changing tables
- Textile or leather products
A guide to voucher amounts
- Like new – no scratches: 50% of the original price
- Very good – minor scratches: 40% of the original price
- Well used – several scratches: 30% of the original price
Any items that Ikea cannot resell from in-store circular hubs will be recycled where possible or disposed of responsibly.