My IKEA Idea

All IKEA fans raise your hands! I know you’re out there, and I’m right there with ya. What’s not to like about a store that carries hip things at rock bottom prices? I like it so much, in fact, that I used to plan roadtrips around the store…that is until they built one practically in my backyard. Thank you, shopping gods, for answering my prayers!

So, I’ve been giving this some thought. I know there are others like me out there, and I know that IKEA’s website sucks ass. Sure, they show you what they have. Tease you with the goods. But what they show and what you can buy are two very different things. Why have a website of goods that aren’t available to purchase online?

Here’s my IKEA Idea – catchy, eh? – I want to start taking IKEA orders from the poor desperate souls like me out there, who really want those adorable, bitty jars, but can’t buy them online and don’t have a store in their area. Send me your shopping list and, for a nominal fee + shipping, I’ll go get you what you need.

What do you think? Do I have a business idea or what? The only trick would be figuring out a trustworthy system that would work for both parties. One that would ensure I’d get my money upfront while also reassuring the costumer that they’d receive their order. That will take some thinking.

I guess I’m just blog-storming here – my new word for brainstorming via my blog – since there’s got to be someone out there who appreciates this idea more than the company I keep (two mutts and a hubby) ever will.

Thanks for entertaining my wild imagination!