A Philadelphia-area Ikea resale pilot program has expanded to 33 stores nationwide, including the chain’s Paramus and Elizabeth locations.
Ikea’s Buy Back & Resell program launched in about two-thirds of U.S. locations on Nov. 1 and will run through Dec. 5, allowing loyalty members to get store credit for their gently used Ikea furniture which is then sold through an “as is” section at the store.
Loyalty members can request a quote of their products’ buy back value online and then bring a copy of the quote and their to-be-resold furniture to one of the participating stores. The resale value will then be reassessed in person before Ikea takes the product in.
“We are excited to share that the Buy Back & Resell pilot in Conshohocken had positive results – 100% of product brought in was resold versus recycled,” said Ikea U.S. Country Sustainability Manager Jennifer Keesson in a statement. “By expanding the service to more stores across the U.S., we hope to inspire more IKEA Family members to participate and further showcase how sustainable living can be obtainable and affordable for the many.”
In addition to the resale program, Ikea also launched its new Sustainable Living Shop in all U.S. locations to highlight sustainably made products. The retailer will offer discounts on sustainable products throughout November.
“We want to help create a sustainable movement in society, and inspire our customers to acquire, care for and pass on IKEA products in more sustainable ways,” said Javier Quiñones, IKEA U.S. President and chief sustainability officer.