Does IKEA Deliver? Here’s How It ALL Works Plus Some Hacks to Save

Updated December 5, 2023 by Kyle
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IKEA is known for offering affordable furniture and home accessories to elevate your home’s style. But furniture is BIG and the idea of getting it to your home can be daunting…plus HOW MUCH will the delivery end up costing you. So, this begs the question, does IKEA offer free delivery? Unlike many stores these days, IKEA does NOT offer free shipping on anything. Here’s everything you need to know about IKEA delivery, from pricing, to some hacks to lessen your delivery cost, and much more.

Does IKEA Deliver? Here's How It ALL Works Plus Some Hacks to Save

So…Does IKEA Deliver?

Yes.

IKEA offers a range of delivery service offers depending on the size of the order.

Although you can choose to pick up your items in-store, you can also choose delivery to your home.

Small order deliveries start at $5.99 and ships things like picture frames, hangers, and other easily shippable products.

Inevitably, larger deliveries cost more to ship. For large contactless deliveries to your doorstep, expect to pay at least $49.

If you want your furniture delivered to a specific room in your home, expect delivery rates to start at $69.

Therefore, depending on the size of your order, and where you want it delivered (i.e. at your doorstep vs. in a specific room) will impact your delivery costs.

See Also: Is Your IKEA Out of Stock? Here’s When They Re-Stock

What Does It Actually Cost Then?

As discussed above, the size of your order impacts the cost of your delivery.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can expect to pay for IKEA delivery:

– Small order delivery: $5.99

– Large order Doorstep delivery: Starts at $49, goes up the further your zip code is located from an IKEA store.

– Large order In-Home Delivery to a specific room: Starts at $69, will also increase depending on your home’s location.

When checking out from the IKEA website, you’ll be notified of your exact delivery fees after you enter your zip code.

How Many Large Items Can I Get Delivered For My $49?

I called IKEA directly and asked this question.

I was told that your $49 delivery fee will typically cover one full room of your home, so it’s save to assume 3-4 items maximum.

I was also told that once your order size exceeds 500 pounds, you’ll automatically be switched to the $69 in-home delivery option.

Hack Alert: Sign-Up For IKEA Family

By signing up for the free IKEA Family rewards program you’ll get a sweet delivery discount.

Not only will you score a 5% discount on ALL in-store purchases, but you’ll only have to pay $39 for the $49 delivery service.

Can I Get All IKEA Items Delivered?

You can get MOST of the items that IKEA sells delivered.

The only items that may not have delivery options include seasonal or special edition items.

Do They Deliver for Free from IKEA.com?

No.

Unlike many other stores, IKEA does not offer any free shipping.

Therefore, if buying online from IKEA, it’s important to factor in delivery costs.

See Also: 6 Genius IKEA Hacks That’ll Save You Cash

What Sized Items Can Be Delivered From Their Site via UPS or FedEx?

A way to save money on delivery fees is by using third-party shipping and delivery to pick up your IKEA order like UPS or FedEx.

However, if you want to go this route, it’s important to understand that both UPS and FedEx do have size and weight limits.

Below are the size and weight limits for UPS:

– Packages up to 150 pounds.

– Packages up to 108 inches long.

Below are the size and weight limits for FedEx:

– Packages up to 150 pounds.

– Packages up to 119 inches by 165 inches long.

Can I Use a Service Like TaskRabbit to Deliver My IKEA Stuff?

TaskRabbit is not a delivery service, but rather a platform that offers “handyman” type services from home repairs to furniture assembly, and more.

Therefore, TaskRabbit won’t deliver your IKEA stuff.

However, you can definitely hire someone from TaskRabbit to assemble your IKEA furniture.

See Also: IKEA Return Policy: We Breakdown a Confusing Policy

Can I Use a U-Haul Truck to Pick Up My IKEA Stuff?

Yes.

You can technically pick up your items in-store using a U-Haul truck; however, depending on how much you are buying and what size your items are, it may be cheaper to just pay IKEA’s delivery fees.

So, be sure to compare how much it costs to rent a U-Haul vs paying for your IKEA stuff to get delivered.

Ask the Reader: Have you had IKEA items delivered to your home? How did the experience go?


By Kyle James

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Sandy

The consensus online, and from my personal experience, is JUST DON’T order anything from IKEA that is not deliverable via UPS or Fed Ex, and that means pretty much any furniture item.

If you live in the right area, you may get delivery from a reputable delivery service.

We, like so very many others, were not so fortunate. The delivery service they use for our area only delivers on Thursdays – and I live in a midsize city. I thought that seemed very odd, but okay – we arranged to be ready on Thursday.

Then the delivery company just decided not to deliver ten minutes after I received a text saying they were going to. It may have been because of road work being done on our street but if they had called me, as IKEA rep the night before assured me they would, I could have told them how to access our street.

By then I had enough – the whole “only deliver one day a week” thing was stupid enough for one piece of furniture, but not following through on that one day was inexcusable. An IKEA rep assured me the order would be cancelled and I would receive a refund in 2 to 5 days, which I am still waiting on two weeks later.

Meanwhile, I ordered a similar cabinet from a different store. Two days later it’s on my porch, despite the inconvenience caused by road work, on a Saturday, delivered by Fed Ex. So simple. Why is IKEA delivery so complicated?

I should have read the online reviews. Horror story after horror story about Ideas delivery model. Never again……