IKEA will open its first store in Bangalore on June 22

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Swedish furniture retailer IKEA India (part of Ingka Group) announced on Tuesday that it will open its first store in the city on June 22.

The large-format store will be connected to the Nagasandra metro station, it said in a statement. IKEA India has also announced Anje Heim as Karnataka Market Manager.

Heim said: “IKEA aims to offer furnishing solutions that match the aspirations and dreams of many people in Bengaluru for a better everyday life. IKEA Nagasandra will serve as a one-stop destination for all your furnishing needs.”

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Spread over 12.2 acres, the 4,60,000-square-foot IKEA Nagasandra store will offer more than 7,000 affordable, good-quality, durable and well-designed IKEA home furnishings products, according to the release.

The store will also house one of Småland’s largest children’s play areas, as well as a 1,000-seat restaurant and a bistro serving a mix of Swedish and Indian delicacies, it said.

IKEA started its e-commerce journey in Bangalore, with a shopping website and app in 2021.

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Meanwhile, IKEA India started online ordering for Mumbai residents in August 2019, making Mumbai the first Indian city where IKEA launched online ordering, and the second – after Hyderabad – where customers have access to the IKEA product catalog. IKEA’s online deliveries cover the greater Mumbai area, including the cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane.

Unlike Amazon, Flipkart, and local furniture competitors Pepperfry and Urban Ladder, IKEA does not offer free shipping to its customers. Instead, once has to pay a minimum of Rs. 199 for delivery, with costs increasing with the weight of the product.

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