Pay With Time Not Money At IKEA

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
by Vaishalee Kalvankar 329

We all have heard the phrase from our parents or in school that time is money. But never really saw time as a medium of exchange. Well, now you will. IKEA – the famous multinational home furnishing company has come up with a new medium of exchange, Time. Yes, you read that right. In a unique initiative, IKEA in Dubai allows customers to pay for their purchases using time instead of money. 

Use Your Time As Currency At IKEA Dubai

The giant IKEA stores are usually situated in the outskirts of the cities they operate in. This takes a lot of the time for customers to reach the place and purchase items. Looking at this, IKEA in Dubai came up with a unique initiative named, ‘Buy With Your Time’. Under this initiative, customers can purchase items using currency based on how long it takes them to travel to the store. 

 

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Currency Based On Google Maps Timeline

After purchasing your desired items, you will have to show the cashier Google Maps Timeline at the checkout. Your time spent on the road to travel will be converted into money by him. The average income level in the United Arab Emirates will be used to determine the rate of conversion. The tags on the items have prices in terms of time and money. A 5-minute journey can get you a veg hotdog.

 

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Also Read: We Went Festive Shopping at IKEA In Dubai & Here Are Our Top 5 Picks

First Retailer To Use Time As Currency

IKEA is already known for its sheer brilliant and affordable home furnishing solutions. But now with its initiative, ‘Buy With Your Time’ it has taken the retail world by storm and is also the first retailer to use time as a mode of exchange. 

 

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Also Read: IKEA Stores In Mumbai Will Offer Complimentary Breakfast To Its Customers

 

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