IKEA, the Swedish furniture, has been well-known for its style, strong, and acceptable price. As Cambodia still does not have IKEA store yet, some of us are curious and furious that they cannot buy, and find it hopelessly. If you are feeling so, after reading this handy post, your hope will survive.
Just in case that some of you do not know what IKEA is, you may check here http://www.ikea.com/us/en/. IKEA has a lot of products range ranging from living room to kitchen.
From this post, I am going to share you an experience I have firsthand. And it is worth a try. In March 2015, I went to Bangkok, and shopped at IKEA Mega Bangna. I shopped a few things in which I could carry home on flight, but a friend of mind decided to shop a big bookcase which of course we could not deliver it by flight.
So, we started with a little weird idea. And I am going to explain to you the process below:
1. Use Delivery Service by IKEA
IKEA outsourced a delivery service to deliver big products to people living in Bangkok. Thus, we used that service. It costs around 500 Baht per time. It means that whether you deliver a bookcase or more, it is going to cost you around 500 Baht. I forgot the exact cost, but it was around that. Tell them to deliver to DD House Pratunam because overthere, there is a a businessman who run all delivery Phnom Penh Bangkok, for any size of products, for any weight. Just leave it to him.
So, as a recipient, we put the name of the guy to receive the bookcase, not our name. We called to inform the recipient that they will receive goods in a day or two. He said okay.
|DD House Pratunam|
Location: 103 Petchaburi Road, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
2. Use that guy to deliver to Phnom Penh
Then, we got the guy who stationed at DD House Pratunam. His telephone number is +66 89 966 0734. For his delivery service, he charged per kilogram. It costs between 15 to 20 Baht per kilogram to get your goods from Bangkok to Phnom Penh. Don't worry about his service as he's been doing this for years for many dealers in Phnom Penh. Tell him the location you want to pick your goods, and your telephone number.
3. Pick up your goods
From your purchase date at IKEA Mega Bangna, it is going to take a few days to receive the goods. There you go. You may assemble your furniture at home in Phnom Penh.
That's it. Below you may enjoy some of the pictures I took at IKEA Mega Bangna