Is it possible? The answer is… no. But kind of. Allow me to explain.
Ikea won’t ship any items to South Africa, or anywhere else outside of the U.S. for that matter.
But there’s a fairly straightforward workaround to get any item sold on the Ikea online store delivered to South Africa. Best of all, it’s really inexpensive to do.
How to Deliver Items from the Ikea Online Store to South Africa
To ship internationally, Ikea requires you to have a physical address in the United States. It is there that you will be expected to receive your order.
The good news is that you do not need to live in the United States, or even have relatives or friends that do, for this process to work!
If you look around online, you’ll find a bunch of companies in the U.S. offering physical United States addresses to customers located overseas.
These companies provide addresses for this specific use case, and they’ll even help ship your packages directly to you.
This type of service is called Freight Forwarding.
You simply register an account with a Freight Forwarder, and they’ll provide you with a U.S. based address.
You then use this address for your deliveries, and they’ll automatically forward them to your home country.
MyUS is our personal favorite Freight Forwarder.
They combine a reliable and convenient service with a fair price. They do not charge additional taxes or unnecessary fees and have a relatively low rate.
We feel confident to recommend MyUS because we have shipped lots of packages with them internationally and have only had brilliant experiences.
What’s not to like? You can shop for Ikea and your other favourite brands on US-based websites and get your orders shipped to your door.
Buy Your Product(S) From the Ikea Online Store
The freight forwarder accepts the package on your behalf.
Once the package is received, the freight forwarder will ship the package directly to you in South Africa.
If you have several packages, MyUS can bundle the packages into one order. That way you’ll receive all of your items together instead of one at a time.
The benefit of this service is you can order from anywhere in the United States and get your items shipped to South Africa.