Sainsbury’s is to launch an Argos click and collect service through 100 stores later this year, following a trial at six Sainsbury’s Local stores.
The launch, which is due towards the end of the year in time for the Christmas peak, is said to be part of a longer term plan to have 2,000 points of presence for the retailer to improve flexibility and speed for customers.
Mike Coupe, Sainsbury’s chief executive, said the plans would make life easy for his shoppers. “Offering the Argos click and collect service in Sainsbury’s Local stores makes it even more convenient for our customers to buy our products,” he said.
Coupe said the company was also considering the use of independent retailers as delivery points for Argos purchases.
The move comes just a few weeks after the grocery retailer also announced a trial that would allow its grocery customers to click and collect their grocery shopping only 30 minutes after ordering online.
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