If you have an interest in home décor, perhaps you are aware of the popular Swedish brand IKEA that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, and home accessories.
IKEA has 445 stores worldwide. Although it does not have any official store in Bangladesh, you can still buy its products from here.
They can be ordered through a group 'IKEA products Bangladesh', or a Facebook page 'Asia Decor Bangladesh'. And, it has been possible for a guy named Mosleh U Rony.
Last year, IT specialist Mosleh came to visit his family in Bangladesh and got stuck here due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Instead of wasting time, he decided to start a business of importing IKEA products.
Within a few days, he noticed a demand for these products among Bangladeshi consumers.
Mosleh shared with us that although the demand is not very big, it is still good enough to continue the business.
His customers are generally from areas like Gulshan, Baridhara, Banani, and Dhanmondi. Every month, he gets some pre-orders for IKEA products.
Once customers confirm the orders, he imports the products with the help of his friends.
Usually Mosleh imports from Singapore and Malaysia. As it is not an official process, the shipping charge is quite expensive.
"It is not easy to import here. I have to count the delivery charge abroad and then the shipping cost here too. On top of that, bringing fragile things means every time I am going to pay for some damaged or broken products. So, people who understand this hazard and are still interested in buying IKEA products, do not complain about the price," shared Mosleh.
Salma Parvin, a consumer of the IKEA products Bangladesh group, shared her satisfaction after buying a pendant lamp from there.
She praised the admin panel for bringing an authentic product within a short time.
The Business Standard has shortlisted five products from the IKEA products Bangladesh group, which are useful, reasonably priced, and would also enhance the beauty of your home.
TILLSYN, Decorative hourglass
Made with clear glass, it can be an eye-catching showpiece for your living room. This 283-gm showpiece's height, width, and length are respectively 2.5 in, 2.75 in, and 6.25 in.
ROTERA, Lantern for tea light
Price: Tk 1,499
Will you be hosting a special event at your place? Buy this piece and hang it with tea lights to create an extra festive mood. You can use it both for indoor and outdoor settings.
It is available in black and white. This little 21 cm lantern is made of steel and glass.
ASKHOLMEN, Folding chairs and table
This set of folding chairs and table is perfect for your small outdoor space or a green oasis in your backyard. It would also look great in your cozy verandah.
This set will not take up much space as it can be folded and kept aside in a corner.
It is made from durable, sustainably-sourced acacia and has been pre-treated with a layer of semi-transparent wood stain.
GARNERA, Serving stand
Price: Tk 2,399
If you are going to have a party soon then this serving stand is going to help you to serve pastries, cheese, or slices of fruits for your guests.
This product is made of steel and available in white. This two-tier serving stand weighs around 1.12 kg.
RUNNEN, Decking tiles
Do you want to bring some changes to your little outdoor space or your carefully designed indoor garden? These decking tiles can be your option to add a refreshing, neat look to your space.
You can also use them in your balcony or the lounging and dining area.
To make your space colourful, you can also buy a few different coloured ones and mix and match between those.
These tiles are super easy to install because you just put one after another and they simply click together.
If necessary, one can even cut the tiles to fit a corner. They are made of solid acacia wood and have a polypropylene base.
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