Ikea has opened a new order and collection point in Carrickmines in Dublin.
It is the first expansion by the home furnishing company in the Irish market since it opened its Ballymun store in 2009.
The Carrickmines store, which is among a number of order and collection points being trialled by Ikea in selected countries around the world, will allow people to plan and order big purchases such as kitchens, wardrobes and sofas.
Customers will also be helped to create their own mood board using samples from the Ikea range.
The Carrickmines outlet will not carry the full Ikea range to take home but customers can order from the full range available within the Dublin store for home delivery or for collection in Carrickmines.
Meanwhile, Ikea today announced a full-year sales rise of 7.1% to a record €34.2bn, helped by rapid growth in China.
The world's biggest furniture company said that 783 million customers walked through its doors over the past 12 months, with like-for-like sales rising 4.8%.
Peter Agnefjall, the group's chief executive and president, said: "Last year's focus on the theme 'It starts with the food', covering kitchen, cooking, eating, and the food-business, was a strong success and appreciated by the customers."
Alongside China, Ikea added that Australia, Canada and Poland are all among its fastest growing markets.
Germany, Ikea's largest market followed by the US, also showed record growth.
The firm said that it remains on track to open the first Ikea stores in India and Serbia during the coming year.
"In the coming year we will put even more effort in providing a great Ikea experience for visitors across all channels.
"These efforts are only made possible by the engaged co-workers who have, as always, done an amazing job during the year," Mr Agnefjall added.