IKEA’s Furniture Buyback Program Launches Across the U.S.
If you’re getting the itch to redecorate, IKEA is making it a little easier, and better for the planet, too. The Swedish flatpack company recently announced that customers can now head over to 33 store locations across the United States and sell back gently-used furniture in exchange for credit. What’s more, the furniture will be given a second life and resold in the stores’ As-Is section.
The service, called Buy Back & Resell, aims to provide shoppers more sustainable (and inexpensive) options through reusing and recycling. IKEA launched the initiative earlier this year with a pilot program at its store in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, where 100 percent of products brought in were resold.
Now, to make the upcoming Black Friday a bit greener, the company is taking the service nationwide to reach more eco-conscious customers.
“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 IKEA U.S. president and chief sustainability officer Javier Quiñones.
But before you load a truck full of old sofas and lumpy mattresses, be sure to read the rules first.
First, the program is only for IKEA Family members. If you are, fill out an online form to see if your belongings are eligible. Some ineligible items include plants, beds, hacked or modified products, and glass items, among others. Once you receive an emailed quote, head over to IKEA with your clean, fully-assembled items and earn your store credit.