Ikea launches collection point in Bathurst

Ikea Canada has launched a new collection point in Bathurst for its online customers.

Online purchases can be delivered to 1930 Hall Court for flat rate of $59, regardless of size and value

New Brunswick Ikea customers can now have their online home furnishing purchases delivered to collection points in Bathurst, Fredericton, Moncton or Saint John.

Ikea Canada has launched a new collection point in Bathurst for its online customers.

People can now shop online for Ikea home furnishings and have them delivered to 1930 Hall Court for $59, regardless of the size or value of their purchase, the retail giant announced on Monday.

Customers who prefer to have purchases delivered to their home can still do so, with delivery fees remaining the same — an average of about $170, according to the statement.

The Bathurst collection point is not a store and no products will be available for purchase on-site, Ikea Canada president Marsha Smith said in the statement.

But the location, owned by third-party service provider Sameday Worldwide, will provide Ikea customers with a more convenient and affordable shopping experience, she said.

"Our ambition is to become more accessible to as many Canadians as possible," said Smith.

"In such a large country, it is important to offer a variety of solutions we can use to make shopping easier for Canadians."

The Bathust collection point will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and closed on the weekends, officials said.

It is Ikea's ninth one in Atlantic Canada. The three other New Brunswick sites are in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John.

An Ikea store is set to open in Halifax this fall as part of Ikea Canada's plan to double in size by 2025. Another location is to open in Quebec City by late summer 2018.

Ikea Canada has 12 stores.

The Ikea Group has 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide.