Online furniture retailer Made.com has announced the return of deliveries back to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
In a message on its website, Made.com said that due to ‘popular demand’, it has brought back delivery options for both countries, although indicated that some products won’t be available, adding that it hopes to expand its offering ‘as soon as possible’.
Furniture delivered to the Republic of Ireland will also incur additional surcharges, while delivery to either country could take longer due to ‘custom checks’.
Made.com recently reported ‘volatile’ trading in recent months with the start of the year more ‘challenging than anticipated’.
Made said that third-party data suggests that the online furniture and home market is down around 30-40% so far this year. Compared to the market, Made gross sales were down only 10% in Q1 vs Q1 2021 (and up 64% vs 2019).
Made also updated its expectations for the full year, stating that it assumes the market will ‘remain highly challenging for the rest of 2022 despite the significantly easier comps for H2’.