If you are to ask shoppers what one of their favorite stores is, IKEA is one that is always highly recommended due to their cheap prices and mouthwatering meatballs!
But, if you want to make sure you aren’t disappointed when shopping in-store, you might want to know when IKEA restocks. Here’s everything you need to know!
When Does IKEA Restock?
IKEA typically restocks smaller products every 1-2 days and furniture every 1-2 weeks. However, this can vary depending on the demand of the item, manufacturing, seasonal styles being discontinued, and shipping times from distribution centers. To see if an item is in stock, visit IKEA.com and navigate to “Check in-store stock.”
Have some more questions? Read on to find out more about how often IKEA restocks certain products and how to check stock online.
When Does IKEA Restock Furniture?
According to our research, IKEA restocks furniture (including desks, tables, couches, shelves, drawers, bed frames, side tables, and dressers) in-store every 1-2 weeks.
Typically, IKEA receives furniture stock in large shipments on the weekends rather than small daily orders, which is why the restocking can take up to 2 weeks.
To see exactly if an item is in stock before visiting IKEA, see more down below!
When Does IKEA Restock Plants?
Typically, IKEA restocks plants on a weekly basis, usually on a Monday when the shipment comes in over the weekend.
Additionally, this can be delayed as IKEA has four seasons of offering different plants (succulents, flowers, ferns, etc.), so depending on the supplier, the stock availability can vary.
How Can I Check If Something Is In-Stock At IKEA?
You might want to check that a product you’d like to purchase is in–stock at your nearest IKEA store before you go to buy it. To do this, you can check the product’s availability on the IKEA website.
Simply find the product you want on IKEA.com, and on the product page, select “Check in-store stock.”
From here, a list of all IKEA stores will be generated, showing whether the item is in-stock or out-of-stock in each.
Additionally, you can also search by city or by state to check the stock in a specific IKEA store.
Stock updates are made every 24 hours. However, if a product you want is out-of-stock at your chosen store, you can also sign up to be notified by email or text when it comes back in.
Is IKEA Out Of Stock Accurate?
If you have gone online to IKEA.com and found your item out of stock (or in stock), you may be wondering if their online store is accurate to actual stock levels in-store.
From what I have found, the IKEA.com website is very accurate at keeping tabs on stock availability both in-store and online.
When it comes to single-digit stock availability, I have found the numbers to still be consistent, even after calling the store to double-check the availability.
However, if you want to be certain and save yourself the potential long trip to IKEA, it is always best to call beforehand.
Why Is IKEA Out Of Stock?
Over the past two years, there have been complaints by IKEA customers that many of its products simply are not in stock.
But why is this? In short, IKEA is always out of stock as it can not currently meet the demand.
Since more people are now working from home and spending more time indoors, the demand for office and home furniture has skyrocketed.
With increased demand, IKEA has to set up extra manufacturing processes, hire more staff, and add extra distribution, which takes time to establish.
In addition to this, there has also been a lumber shortage, which is the primary component of most IKEA furniture.
When you combine all these factors, it is no surprise why IKEA is out of stock for many of its products.
How Often Is IKEA’s As-Is Section Restocked?
Most IKEA stores’ As-Is sections will be restocked at least once or twice weekly.
In some stores, shoppers have reported that the As-Is section gets restocked every single day!
By shopping in this section, you can purchase IKEA’s low-cost furniture at even more affordable prices.
However, just remember that any products on offer in this section will have been marked down for a reason, for example, because of missing pieces or wear and tear.
To find out exactly which days your nearest IKEA’s As-Is section will be restocked, you can call up and ask.
Additionally, customers can also use the handy Store Locator tool on the IKEA website to find out more information about your local store.
What Is The Best Time To Shop At IKEA?
If you are looking for the best times and days to shop at IKEA for both stock availability and quietness, we have found that shopping between 9 am – 2 pm Monday – Wednesday is the best.
Additionally, Friday and Saturday evenings after 6 pm are also great times to visit IKEA after the afternoon rush.
If you are heading into IKEA, you may also want to see my guides on whether or not IKEA boxes fit into small cars, how often IKEA has sales, IKEA statistics, and the IKEA dog policy (some stores have a pooch daycare while you shop)!