Delivery Terms & Conditions

1. In-Home Deliveries

2. Parcel Deliveries

3. Returns & Cancellations

1. In-Home Deliveries

A 3rd party vendor has been contracted to perform your delivery service. In order to ensure that your delivery is successful, your participation is needed. Below are answers to commonly asked questions about IKEA deliveries :

1.1 When will I receive my delivery?

In the shopping cart, you will receive an Estimated Delivery Date. Please note that this is not a guaranteed delivery date for your order. Some areas may take longer due to the frequency of deliveries to the delivery zip code. Our system calculates this estimated date considering the total amount of time to process your order including: packaging, transit time to the delivery provider, and transit time to the delivery address.


When placing your order, we consider these factors when calculating the Estimated Delivery Date :
  • Order Processing: The amount of time it takes for us to prepare your order for shipping. This typically takes 1 – 2 days however, some orders may ship within as few as 4 hrs and some may take up to 5 days.


  • Transit Time: The amount of time it takes your order to leave our distribution center and arrive at the local delivery carrier.

When the delivery provider receives your order and is ready to schedule a delivery date, they will attempt to contact you at the telephone number that you provided in your order. At that time, they will let you know what days of the week they are able to deliver to your area. Deliveries will be made between the hours of 8am and 10pm on the delivery day you select. The delivery company will call you prior to the scheduled delivery and will provide you with an approximate time window. The delivery company will make every effort to deliver within the time window provided.


1.2 How to prepare for your delivery?

The Delivery Company has been contracted to perform the delivery service to one room of choice at the delivery address. If the delivery cannot be made to this room, the transporters will place your products in an alternate room at the same address. Please make sure there is adequate access and space to complete the delivery – prior to delivery ensure that there is adequate room to make the delivery considering hallways, staircases and elevators.


1.3 Who needs to sign for my delivery?

Either you or your representative, that is 18 years of age or older, must be present to receive the merchandise at the agreed upon day and time window. If no one is available to receive the delivery, a re-delivery fee may be applied to your order. This agreement is with you and IKEA. Neither IKEA nor the 3rd party Delivery Company that has been contracted by IKEA to perform the delivery will be held responsible if you decide to hire a 3rd party contractor to accept, receive and sign the handover of items without the notations of visible defects of packaging, damaged items, or missing merchandise.


1.4 What am I responsible for upon delivery?

Please be sure to sign the Delivery Order Note in the presence of the Delivery Company representative to indicate your delivery has been received. Examine your order upon delivery to ensure that there are no visible signs of damaged, missing or incorrect pieces. In the event that there are missing, damaged or incorrect packages, please retain the item(s), indicate the problem on the Delivery Note and contact us at 1-888-434-IKEA (4532) within 48 hours of your delivery. A signed delivery receipt, without notations of missing, damaged or incorrect item(s) represents your acceptance of the complete order in perfect condition. For any other problem with your order, please refer to our return policy.

1.5 What additional fees may apply?

There may be circumstances that require additional payment by you if the conditions mentioned have not been met or you require special services outside of our standard delivery.

[For example, if you need a specified time window, your address is not tractor trailer accessible, you were not available for your scheduled delivery, delivery not made due to unsafe conditions, not indicating missing pieces on the delivery note, etc.]

1.6 Delivering to a Tradeshow or Convention Center?

In order to ensure that your delivery is processed as quickly as possible; please contact us by calling 1.800.434.IKEA. Please indicate to the advisor that your order will be delivered to a tradeshow, convention center or a freight forwarder. Additional delivery information is required to ensure accurate processing of your order. Additional delivery charges may apply to these order types based time frame and location for delivery.


1.7 Delivering to a Freight Forwarder?

In order to ensure that your delivery is processed as quickly as possible; please contact us by calling 1.800.434.IKEA. Please indicate to the advisor that your order will be delivered to a freight forwarder. Additional delivery information is required to ensure accurate processing of your order. Additional delivery charges may apply to these order types based time frame and location for delivery. This agreement is with you and IKEA. Neither IKEA nor the 3rd party Delivery Company that has been contracted by IKEA to perform the delivery will be held responsible if you decide to hire a 3rd party contractor or freight forwarder to accept, receive and sign the handover of items without the notations of visible defects of packaging, damaged items, or missing merchandise.

2. Parcel Deliveries

2.1 When will I receive my delivery?

In the shopping cart, you will receive an Estimated Delivery Date. Please note that this is not a guaranteed delivery date for your order. Some areas may take longer due to the frequency of deliveries to the delivery zip code. Our system calculates this estimated date considering the total amount of time to process your order including: packaging, transit time to the delivery provider, and transit time to the delivery address.


When placing your order, we consider these factors when calculating the Estimated Delivery Date :
  • Order Processing: The amount of time it takes for us to prepare your order for shipping. This typically takes 1 – 2 days however, some orders may ship within as few as 4 hrs and some may take up to 5 days.


  • Transit Time: The amount of time it takes your order to leave our distribution center and arrive at the local delivery carrier.

Deliveries are made Tuesday - Saturday with no advance call.


2.2 How many attempts will be made?

We will make 3 delivery attempts for Parcel deliveries. After the 3rd failed attempt at delivery, the package(s) are returned to our warehouse and we will issue a credit for your merchandise only. If you would like to have the merchandise re-delivered, you will be responsible for the re-delivery fee.


2.3 What am I responsible for upon delivery?

Examine your order upon delivery to ensure that there are no visible signs of damaged, missing or incorrect pieces. In the event that there are missing, damaged or incorrect packages, please contact us at 1-888-434-IKEA (4532) within 48 hours of your delivery. For any other problem with your order, please refer to our return policy.


2.4 What additional fees may apply?

There may be circumstances that require additional payment by you if the conditions mentioned have not been met.

[For example, if you need to change the delivery address and your order has already shipped, etc.]

3. Returns & Cancellations

3.1 Return Policy

If you change your mind after making a purchase, just bring the product back to your local IKEA store for a store credit or ship your merchandise back to Shop Online unused within 90 days. All we ask is that you bring/send your receipt and return it in its original packaging. Please note that we may request for you to email/ send pictures of damaged or defective merchandise. (To see the complete Return Policy, click here).


3.2 Cancellation Policy

If you have placed an IKEA Internet or phone order that you wish to change or cancel, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-434-IKEA (4532) 9am-8pm EST Mon-Sun. Once your order has shipped, you will receive a full refund for the value of the merchandise only (including applicable tax); shipping and handling will not be refunded.