After Ikea announced it would begin selling its products on other retail websites, rumors began circulating that the brand's minimalist designs would soon be available on Amazon. While those rumors are still up in the air, there is a way to buy Ikea on Amazon, albeit not officially.
At press time, thousands of Ikea products are available for sale on Amazon — many of which are eligible for extremely expedited shipping through Amazon Prime. There is, however, a catch: the products are simply being sold by third-party resellers.
In a statement, US Corporate Public Relations Manager Mona Liss cleared up some confusion. "Ikea is not selling products on Amazon or any third party sites at this time. Any Ikea product on Amazon now is being sold by a reseller. Ikea has no relationship with them. Currently Ikea is only exploring other online platforms," she said.
There are some pros and cons to buying the existing Ikea products on Amazon. As you might notice, most of the items are listed for higher prices on Amazon than on the Ikea website. Some items just aren't worth it: for example, the Alex Drawer Unit is priced at $79 by Ikea and $155 on Amazon. While Amazon offers free shipping for that item, Ikea's will still come out to $101 with shipping.
For Amazon Prime members, however, it's worth it. Whereas the Fillsta Table Lamp will amount to $25 with standard shipping on Ikea's website, it only costs $22 on Amazon with free two-day shipping for Prime members. You might need to do some calculations to see if you're getting a better deal, but it does offer an additional option in the meantime.