- Ikea announced plans to launch a furniture buyback and resale program in the U.S.
- The program will be piloted at its store in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, through Sept. 19, with the goal of eventually making the service available at all U.S. locations.
- Ikea has launched repurchase programs in other countries as it works toward making its business more sustainable.
An Ikea store in the SouthBay Pavilion shopping mall in Carson, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images
Ikea is piloting a furniture buyback and resale program in the United States as it aims to make the service a permanent fixture at its stores nationwide.
The pilot program will be available at its store in the Philadelphia suburb of Conshohocken from Monday through Sept. 19. It will eventually roll out to additional markets.
Loyalty customers will be able to sell their gently used Ikea furniture in exchange for store credit. The items will then be available for resale in the retailer's "as-is" section at discounted prices. Any customer can join the loyalty program for free.
Fully-assembled furniture will be assessed based on its condition, age and functionality, but some categories of products like dressers will not be eligible for the program.
"We are passionate about making sustainable living easy and affordable for the many, and want to be part of a future that's better for both people and the planet," said Ikea sustainability manager Jennifer Keesson.