IKEA turned 75 years old last year, but they’re continuing to make some exciting changes (including acquiring TaskRabbit two years ago) that we want to share with you.
Whether you currently task in the IKEA Assembly category, are considering adding it to your profile, or are a member of the Tasker community with general curiosity about how TaskRabbit and IKEA are collaborating—read on!
New IKEA store concept launched with TaskRabbit:
On April 15th, 2019, IKEA opened its first city center location in the United States: the IKEA Planning Studio in Manhattan, New York. This store concept is a step toward making IKEA more accessible to all customers, and TaskRabbit’s assembly services are available to create an even more convenient experience for customers. With such strong demand in New York City for IKEA Assembly, we’re excited for the opportunity for Taskers to grow their businesses through orders generated by this new store. Read more about it on IKEA’s website.
But TaskRabbit isn’t a total newbie to this concept: London’s IKEA Tottenham Court Road and IKEA Bromley planning studios opened in late 2018 and early 2019, respectively, with our IKEA Assembly services available to customers.
IKEA stores that now offer TaskRabbit services:
In Canada, TaskRabbit launched at the IKEA Windsor/London store in January 2019.
In the United States, IKEA Live Oak opened in the San Antonio, TX area in February 2019 and IKEA Assembly services there are off to a great start.
In the United Kingdom, TaskRabbit launched at IKEA Birmingham and IKEA Coventry in late 2018. IKEA Edinburgh and IKEA Glasgow both launched TaskRabbit’s assembly services in February 2019 for our first hop into Scotland!
IKEA stores where TaskRabbit is coming soon:
With IKEA Norfolk in Virginia having opened its doors this month, TaskRabbit is planning to launch its services there soon.
At the end of April, TaskRabbit will launch assembly services at IKEA Edmonton and IKEA Calgary in Canada.
No IKEA store where you task? No problem!
In some of the cities where TaskRabbit services are offered, there isn’t an IKEA store–but that doesn’t impact our commitment to providing IKEA Assembly services to all IKEA customers. As of February 2019, Clients have been able to order from IKEA online and book IKEA Assembly tasks through TaskRabbit. These “online-only” cities are listed here:
- Cleveland, OH
- Louisville, KY
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Nashville, TN
- Raleigh/Durham, NC
Since TaskRabbit first launched the IKEA Assembly category in London in early 2017, it’s become TaskRabbit’s fastest growing category and a great growth opportunity for many Taskers’ businesses. For those of you actively tasking in the IKEA Assembly category, thank you for your contributions to this growth. For those not yet tasking in the category, we hope that all of these updates inspire you to work that Allen wrench!
Stay tuned on The Burrow for more exciting IKEA and IKEA Assembly related updates!