IKEA is expanding into Chester for the first time with the launch of a mobile collection point.

Online shoppers at Ikea's website can now opt to collect their items at a point in Chester, as part of the Swedish brand's ongoing collaboration with Tesco.

The new mobile collection point will be at the Tesco car park on Hartford Way (off Sealand Road). Through the service, shoppers can collect their online orders, with orders over £100 free to collect and £5 for all other orders.

It forms part of a UK roll-out of more than 70 additional mobile pick-up points, following a pilot launch of the scheme last year.

Presently, the nearest physical Ikea stores to the North Wales area are in Warrington and Aintree.

With the new service, when placing an order online, customers go through the usual checkout process and select the 'Collect from Partner' service for their local Tesco store. Following Ikea Click and Collect signage within the car park, customers go to the pick-up point at their chosen date and time and meet a delivery driver, who will hand over their order.

Jakob Bertilsson, country customer fulfilment manager at Ikea UK, said: "This national roll-out of mobile pick-up points is an exciting milestone in our partnership with Tesco, which will bring Ikea closer to people across all parts of the UK. As customer shopping behaviours change and evolve, we will continue to grow our service offer to make shopping with Ikea more convenient, accessible, and affordable than ever before.”

Additionally, online shoppers can now book free small parcel deliveries to their home for orders over £60 for the first time, while prices for furniture delivery have been reduced. Large truck delivery for up to 150kg is now £25 (down from £40) and £30 for express (down from £50), and extra-large express delivery is £45 (reduced from £50).

Ikea added it is planning to open further locations in the North West.