Ikea dupes you can buy as the retailer suffers supply-chain delays

The Swedish flat-pack furniture company Ikea is popular for Brits looking to re-vamp their homes, but what happens when they run out of their products?

Ikea has said it is struggling to meet high demand for some of its products as Britons buy new furniture for the homes they spent much more time in during lockdown.

The furniture giant said it had been hit by issues in its supply chain, caused by a series of simultaneous challenges.

“Like many retailers, we are experiencing ongoing challenges with our supply chains due to Covid-19 and labour shortages, with transport, raw materials and sourcing all impacted,” the company said.

“In addition, we are seeing higher customer demand as more people are spending more time at home.”

It added: “As a result, we are experiencing low availability in some of our ranges, including mattresses.



“We hope this will reduce as the situation improves in the coming weeks and months.

“Going forward, we’re constantly looking for more opportunities to secure product availability for our customers and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

A homes and business solutions specialist shares its alternative options that customers can get their hands on right away.

Whether it’s a shelving unit for the living room or garage, a bar stool and table set for the kitchen, or storage boxes for the kids, Gloucester-based company BiGDUG, has replacements which are also easy to assemble.

Polly Maclennan, Public Relations Manager, at BiGDUG said: “Since the pandemic, there’s been a huge customer demand for furniture as more people are spending more time at home.

We’ve got some great alternative options for desks, tables and chairs and shelving units, they look pretty much the same and we’re pretty stocked up and have speedy delivery too!”

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