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It's not a Kelowna IKEA store, but it's as close as it gets

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August 01, 2017 - 10:42 AM

KELOWNA – An IKEA collection point has opened in Kelowna.

The Swedish furniture and houseware giant announced last fall that Kelowna is one of three B.C. cities chosen as a Collection Point, allowing online purchases regardless of size be shipped for a flat fee.

A media release posted to the company website says the fee will be $79 regardless of size or value of the purchase.

“This means they will be able to ship as little as a single sofa or as much as an entire kitchen for a flat rate and represents significant savings over the average home delivery fee of $170,” the release says.

IKEA Canada President Marsha Smith says customers who wish to take advantage of home delivery can still do so, with the delivery fees remaining the same.

“In such a large country, it is important to offer a variety of solutions we can use to make shopping easier for Canadians,” said Smith. “Launching these locations was a natural next step to make shopping online at affordable for many more British Columbia residents.”

The Collection Points are not IKEA stores and are owned by third party service provider XPO, according to the release.

In addition to Kelowna’s location at 720 Evans Court, Collection Points will also be located in Victoria and Nanaimo.

- This story was updated Aug. 8, 2017 with the Collection Point's new address on Evans Court.

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