Add to Cart: Ikea Philippines' Online Store Is Launching Sooner Than You Think

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Mark your calendars: IKEA Philippines’ online store is launching sometime in April or May of 2021. That’s only a few months away.

As for the actual store, which will be a megaplaza located in SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, IKEA Philippines will open its doors to Filipinos in July 2021. While we wait for the actual store to open, you can enjoy—and order from—the online store for nine weeks.

This was revealed by IKEA Philippines’ market development manager Georg Platzer on James Deakin’s show Tito’Clock.

IKEA Philippines hasn't even opened its first store yet, but the hype is already there. The company already has plans to expand to Iloilo, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao once the Manila branch is open. IKEA Philippines has already revealed its plans to hire over 500 employees.

The Manila branch will be biggest IKEA store in the world at 65,000 square meters, almost twice the size of the average IKEA store size of 35,000 square meters.

This megastore will also house a playground for kids while their parents get lost among all the enticing furniture showcases, and a restaurant because customers will undoubtedly be famished after walking around the complex—which is the size of 150 basketball courts. 

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