Argos and eBay have today announced that they will be officially launching a new store Click & Collect service in the UK after a successful 150 store trial with help from 50 eBay sellers.
The new eBay Argos Click & Collect service will roll out to 650 stores throughout the UK enabling eBay users to collect their eBay purchases directly from an Argos store, rather than having it delivered to their home whilst away or during work hours.
It’s always a pain when you order something online and it arrives during the day when you are at work, forcing you to then collect the parcel direct delivery depot or rearrange with the courier for a suitable delivery slot. Argos explains :
“The shopper experience couldn’t be simpler: buyers simply choose ‘Click and Collect at Argos’ as the delivery option in their eBay checkout and select their most convenient Argos store.
Buyers receive a message when their item is ready for collection in their selected Argos store and proceed to a dedicated collection point in the store for fast and friendly service. Eligible sellers will be enrolled in the service and simply need to prepare orders for despatch as normal with eBay’s technology taking care of the rest.
It is anticipated that by the end of 2014 around 65,000 eBay sellers will offer items for collection at Argos, rising to around 80,000 in 2015. Argos will make the Click & Collect service available in about 650 of its stores.”
For more information on the new Argos and eBay Click & Collect service jump over to the Argos website for details.