Whether you already task in the IKEA Assembly category or you’re interested in adding it to your profile, we’ve assembled (pun intended) the following tips to set you up for success!
1. Best Ways to Prepare for IKEA Assembly Tasks:
- Keep your map up to date—there is demand for IKEA Assembly tasks from city centers to suburbs, and beyond.
- Set your future availability.
- Communicate with your Client early and often.
- Confirm that the items and number of items in the task description match what the Client ordered.
- Check out our blog post on must-have tools!
2. Sample Questions to Ask Clients in the Chat Thread Before an IKEA Assembly Task:
- Will this task require mounting, blind cutting, or curtain installation?
- Do you have the model name for each piece that I’ll be assembling, so I can look up the assembly directions in advance?
- Have all the items been delivered? Can you notify me if your delivery is delayed or canceled?
- Have you placed the packages in the room where you need the item assembled, and is there plenty of space?
3. Handy Upskilling Resources:
- Check out our YouTube channel for tips from top Taskers in Mounting and Furniture Assembly on how to ace these tasks.
- Check out our Learning Library: Mounting section to learn all about mounting items to a wall.
- Look up assembly instructions on the IKEA website or do a simple online search of the product name and/or article number. You should be able to find how-to videos or a visual of the product before you arrive to the task so you’re ready to hit the ground running.
4. Final Steps Before Your IKEA Assembly Task Begins:
- Set aside enough travel time and check for traffic updates.
- Check your Client chat thread to confirm (if you haven’t already) that the delivery has been received.
- Remember that if your Client isn’t able or is unwilling to secure an item to the wall when the assembly instructions require it to be, and you haven’t assembled it yet, please do not move forward with the assembly of this particular item and document the information in the chat thread. Please review this Support article for more info.
5. Troubleshooting During an IKEA Assembly Task:
- If you find that there are additional items to assemble, or if an item is missing or damaged:
- Record in the chat thread or ask your Client to record in the chat thread which items should be added or removed. This is important in order to confirm that there will be an adjustment to the task’s cost for the Client.
- Outside the US: Contact Support via live chat to request that the invoice be updated. This must be done before the invoice is submitted.
- If you accidentally damage an item during your IKEA task:
- Please reach out to Support as soon as possible. It is highly recommended to take photos of any damaged items.
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Always confirm the address with the customer beforehand, I’ve made the mistake of forgetting to confirm the address, turned up knocking on a door and it’s the wrong address, I’ve had it a couple of times where the first line of the address is correct but postcode is different and it turned out to be around 3 hours drive away!!
I’ve had my availability out there for a week and haven’t seen a job show up yet. What’s the problem?
Make sure that you have room to assemble the furniture