The Swedish company has announced that the software will be trialled at its Conshohocken store in Pennsylvania through September 19.
This Monday the Swedish company IKEA announces the launch of a buyback and resale service in the US (furniture buy-back and resale) which will be tested at Conshohocken, Pennsylvania from August 30 through September 19, 2021.
The company said this is part of its plan to become a circular business by 2030.
The program will give customers the opportunity to sell their used, but undamaged, IKEA furniture in exchange for store credit. As the company said in a statement, participants will be able to give their furniture a second life by reselling it in the “Tal Cual” section of the store, providing a more sustainable and affordable option for people.
Jennifer Keeson, Ikea’s director of sustainability, noted, “The Buy Back & Resell service inspires our customers to live a more sustainable life at home while giving their used furniture a second life and a second home.”
The company has specified that this program is only available for fully functional and installed furniture, and all products will be reviewed based on their condition, age, and functionality.
While this service will be a beta program at IKEA Conshohocken, The company still plans to implement this program in additional selected markets in the United States, With the goal of making it permanent in all Ikea stores in the country, in the future.
according to CNBC Ikea has launched buyback programs in other countries, including the UK, as it works to make its business more sustainable and “climate positive” by 2030.