Argos click & collect from Sainsburys Local

Supermarket giant Sainsburys is launching an Argos click & collect service at its Sainsburys Local convenience stores around the UK.

This follows from a three month trial that was conducted in six Sainsburys Local stores. 100 stores will have the service by the end of 2017.

Announcing the nationwide launch, Sainsbury’s Group CEO, Mike Coupe, said: “As customer shopping habits change, people increasingly want flexibility, speed and choice. More customers than ever are ordering online and choosing to collect from a store, which makes their lives easier and frees up their valuable time. Offering the Argos Click & Collect service in Sainsbury’s Local stores makes it even more convenient for our customers to buy our products.”

Coupe added: “Over half of all Argos sales originate online and around 80 per cent of customers then opt to collect their purchases from one of our stores, that day or the next.”

Sainsburys bought the 800 store Argos retail chain in September 2016 and is in the process of combining the two companies. Its main target is supposed to have been the fleet of Fast Track delivery vehicles that can deliver certain goods nationwide within two hours of the online order being made. Combining the two quite large companies will take some time and this development where Sainsburys Local shoppers will be able to collect their goods from Argos is the first major sign of the two giants coming together at the customer’s side of the business.
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