In this photo taken on June 18, 2008, the IKEA logo is shown on the side of the warehouse-sized store during the grand opening of New York City's first IKEA in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The Swedish retailer has applied to invest a total of Euro 1.5 billion ($1.2 billion) to open 25 stores in India, India's Commerce Ministry Anand Sharma said Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Queenslanders to be first customers.

Ikea is currently conducting home visits to gain insights into the local Queensland area, ahead of its launch of click&collect in North Queensland during April this year. The service will be available from local pickup points located in Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

AP Photo: Mark Lennihan

“We are very excited to soon bring click and collect to North Queensland, which will provide access for more Queenslanders to a wide range of affordable, quality home furnishing products,” Ikea Australia multichannel manager, Michael Donath said.

“The area already has a great appetite for an Ikea presence with an existing customer base of those willing to travel to Brisbane in order to make a purchase.”