It is a country decision and IKEA Retail U.S. will not participate in the buy-back program, they are now exploring ways to bring it to the country in the future.
The health and safety of our co-workers and customers is IKEA's top priority.
In keeping with this ethos, the vouchers customers receive in return for their furniture will not have an expiry date, so that they're used only when they're needed.
The "Buy Back" initiative will then sell your second-hand furniture to customers looking for a cheaper alternative.
On top of its Black Friday activation, IKEA Canada is also asking every consumer to commit to "one little thing" that could help protect the earth. The store will be in the ReTuna shopping mall in Eskilstuna, Sweden, the world's first "recycles mall", where everything sold is refurbished or recycled. The "Buy Back" initiative kicks off in late November and extends to countries like Australia, Canada, Japan, and Russian Federation. The furniture will then be sold in a new "As Is" section which will be replacing Ikea's "Bargain Corner".
Hege Saebjornsen, country sustainability manager at IKEA UK and Ireland, emphasized the firm had a responsibility to make its business model more circular and encourage a shift in consumption behavior.
The program, called "Buy Back", will begin in Britain on November 24, just ahead of Black Friday, an Ikea spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The offer is for furniture that is not normally upholstered, such as the famous Billy bookcases, chairs, stools, desks and dining tables.
"The IKEA vision has always been to create a better everyday life for many people, which right now means making sustainable living easy and affordable for everyone". "It's this kind of approach and way of thinking that will help us achieve our goals of becoming a circular business and people and planet positive", IKEA stated. Therefore, all old furniture returned to our store will be quarantined and sanitised before being placed back on the shop floor. This will generate a preliminary offer, which customers will be invited to bring along with the fully assembled item to the returns and exchanges desk.