Apologies in advance if this site has been a bit Ikea-centric recently but many are interested if page views are anything to go by and it will have a huge impact on much of SE London.
Anyway, Ikea have today increased home delivery charges for large items if ordering online – which promises to increase the numbers visiting stores such as Greenwich.
Home delivery for large items online has increased to £39 today – the same day previews of the Ikea Greenwich store get underway (I hope to be attending one event and will be reporting on the store and local streets upgrades).
The Greenwich store has an introductory offer of £15 delivery when items are purchased in store – though that will increase in time but to a level below £39 online which offers an incentive to head to the store in person.
Over the past weekend I’ve covered how another bus route serving the store will see cuts next month. The 486 will reduce from 8 to 6 buses an hour in late February. It follows news that the 472 will see a reduction of around two an hour (and peak time extras scrapped) and the 161 saw a reduction of 1 an hour last year.
Ikea have also sought to increase earlier in the morning which looks likely to bring more traffic into congested morning peak time roads in the area.
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