The Swedish-founded furniture giant IKEA Group has launched online sales of its products in Ukraine.

The purchase function is available on the company website.

Earlier, only a preview was available for Ukrainian users.

Buyers can choose where and how to pick up their purchase. This can be done for free at one of the points of delivery in Kyiv, namely Auchan Rive Gauche and Metro stores, or through home delivery.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, IKEA planned to open its first store in Kyiv-based Ocean Mall in late summer 2019. In July 2018, IKEA began recruiting employees for its first store in Ukraine. The company later postponed the opening ceremony to the end of 2019.

In October 2018, the founder of the Mandarin Plaza Group, Vagif Aliyev, announced that IKEA might open its second store in Ukraine with an area of 30,000 square meters at Kyiv's new shopping mall Lisovyi on Brovarsky Prospekt in early 2020. He also said that IKEA shops would be open in other shopping centers under construction.

UNIAN memo. IKEA is one of the world's largest retail chains and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, and home accessories. It was established in Sweden in 1943. There are several companies operating under the IKEA brand with different owners.

The IKEA Group includes manufacturing companies, store distributions sites, pick-up and order points, as well as 315 retail outlets in 27 countries. In total, the IKEA Group operates in 42 countries.