Friday, May 8, 2015

How to Buy IKEA Products in Bangkok, Get it delivered to Phnom Penh

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 mine 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


























26 comments:

  1. This is very useful information as I've always wondered if there are any reliable delivery person/company to Phnom Penh. Now I can consider getting these goods from Ikea!

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  2. Would you mind sharing more on the details? Because I also would like to bring some bulky Ikea goods from Bangkok back to Phnom Penh so I would like to know more on how you did it such as do I need to pay shipping fee up front? Goods arrive in Phnom Penh at my house or do I need to go somewhere to collect it? The Bangkok guy name? Can he speak English?

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  3. It does not matter how bulky they are, don't worry about it. Just call the number, he will arrange for you and he charges per kilo. I did not save his name in my phone, I only wrote "Delivery Guy Bangkok PP". I already forgot his name, sorry about that. He is Thai, but he could understand Khmer as he does business with Khmer people.

    @Cang Tran, thanks for dropping by. Actually, you can tell him where your house is, he will deliver to your house. For my time, since he knew my friend's house at Baktouk area, it was convenient to simply tell him to deliver it there and I went there to pick things up.

    I didn't pay him up front, but I did give him some tips before. I paid to him the delivery fee when goods delivered at my friend's house. I forgot the guy's name, but you can reach him by the telephone number posted in the blog. He cannot speak English, he speaks Thai a bit Khmer.

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  4. But don't you have to pay customs?

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  5. You pay the delivery fee when you receive your goods. No idea about custom, but it was okay for my case. I didn't deal with custom directly. It was the man who transported the goods to deal with them.

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  6. Hi Vuthy, thank you so much for this great idea. Please, i have some question, if i pay the guy as you said for his delivery service, which cost 15-20 baht charged per kilogram, does it cover for the transport/delivery fee from his place to Phnom Penh? If not, how much an idea for the transport/delivery fee to get to Phnom Penh? Thanks.

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    1. Hi there, it's the delivery fee. That's how much you need to pay per kg to get your goods to Phnom Penh. Whether you buy from Ikea or clothes from elsewhere in Bangkok, you can use that service.

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  7. Hi vuthy,, this is such an useful information , thank you for sharing. However is it possible to get the IKEA products to his place while I am in Phnom Penh , I mean buying online and ship them to his place?

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    1. I think it's a bit tricky to manage. I would say this is possible, but risky and tricky.

      You will have to shop and put his address at DD House.
      Call him to alert first that goods will arrive and he needs to sign that he's received.

      I think you should do it for the second time after you've met him.

      Do real shopping and let him ship to Phnom Penh. Build trust first.

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  8. hi vuthy, the number does not work. Is it normal?

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    1. Really? Let me get back to you with another contact. Not the same guy, but doing the same business.

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    2. Name: Pikun
      Tel: +66 81 343 2667

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  9. Hi, this number is not working neither. They are both non valid. Could you pls. help ?

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    1. These are Thai numbers. Were you trying to call from Cambodia?

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  10. Hi Vuthy, this is such an useful information, thanks for sharing. However, I don't think this number is correct, I mean +66 89 966 0734 and +66 81 343 2667. They are both non valid... Do you know their e-mail address? In addition, would you mind sharing more on the details? Do you any idea that it is possible to deliver to Siem Reap? Thanks.

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    1. Hi you may try more numbers. They are delivery from Poi Pet to Phnom Penh. Not sure if they deliver to Siem Reap.
      089 69 09 69 .. call him Pikun

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    2. I could talk him. Thanks so much.

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  11. Can they ship to siem reap?

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    1. I think they do. Please call the number directly.

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  12. Hi Vuthy. I'd love to get in touch with Pikun but I think your latest number is missing a digit. Can you check and perhaps publish the new number? Thanks so much for all your help. Natasha.

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    1. Hello,
      You mean this number?
      Name: Pikun
      Tel: +66 81 343 2667
      +66 89 966 0734.

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  13. Hello everyone, it seems that the phone numbers given above don't work. So, for your tip, you should go to DD House directly and ask them about delivery service to Phnom Penh. There are many people there doing such business.
    Go there and ask them first, then go to buy your products later.

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  14. Please guide me with the payment method. How do I pay to get ikea stuff to Phnom Penh

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    1. Have you called them? You pay your IKEA products at IKEA store.
      For delivery, you pay them in Phnom Penh.

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